When John Lester Sexton was born on 27 June 1926, in Scott Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States, his father, Harry Turner Sexton, was 26 and his mother, Agnes Elizabeth Jensen, was 26. He lived in Newport Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1950 and United States in 2010. He died on 30 December 2009, in Lone Tree, Johnson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Lone Tree Cemetery, Nichols, Muscatine, Iowa, United States.
English: occupational name for a sexton or churchwarden, from Middle English sextein(e) ‘sexton’ (Old French secrestein, medieval Latin sacristanus). The sexton was originally the officer of a church in charge of the sacred vessels and vestments, but later came to denote one who looked after the churchyard and dug graves.
English: in northern England a variant of Saxton .
English: possibly a habitational name from Sexton in Ermington (Devon), recorded as Shecoteston in 1329. The placename derives from the family of Richard Sheccoc, recorded at Sexton in 1199, + Middle English toun ‘farmstead, village, settlement’. The origin of Richard Sheccoc's name is uncertain due to confusion between c and t, as seen in the name of one of his descendants, Richard Scheccote, recorded at Sexton in 1333.
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