John Lester Sexton

27 June 1926–30 December 2009 (Age 83)
Scott Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States

The Life of John Lester

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 Springdale Township, Cedar, Iowa, United States in 1940. 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, Lone Tree, Johnson, Iowa, United States.

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Harry Turner Sexton
Agnes Elizabeth Jensen
George Christian Sexton
Maynard Harry Sexton
Roscoe Jensen Sexton
John Lester Sexton
Lawrence H Sexton
Thomas Robert Sexton
Paul Howard Sexton
Frank William Sexton

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 8

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a sexton or churchwarden, from Middle English sexteyn ‘sexton’ (Old French secrestein, from Latin sacristanus).2 Irish (Munster and midlands): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seastnáin‘descendant of Seastnán, Seasnán’, a personal name meaning ‘bodyguard’, from seasuighim ‘to resist’, ‘to defend’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Sexton in household of Henry Sexton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Sexton in household of Harry Sexton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John L Sexton in entry for Mr Maynard Harry Sexton, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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