John Lester Sexton

Brief Life History 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 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.

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John Lester Sexton
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Sources (21)

  • John L Sexton, "United States 1950 Census"
  • John Lester Sexton, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • John L Sexton, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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1934 · The Grout Museum

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

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

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.

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

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