Maynard Harry Sexton

Brief Life History of Maynard Harry

When Maynard Harry Sexton was born on 26 February 1923, in Sevierville, Sevier, Tennessee, United States, his father, Harry Turner Sexton, was 22 and his mother, Agnes Elizabeth Jensen, was 23. He married Jean Laura Westfall on 26 October 1945, in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States. He lived in Lone Tree, Johnson, Iowa, United States in 2000 and Apache Junction, Pinal, Arizona, United States for about 1 years. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 19 October 2005, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Lone Tree, Johnson, Iowa, United States.

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Maynard Harry Sexton
Jean Laura Westfall
Marriage: 26 October 1945

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  • Maynard Sexton in household of Henry Sexton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Maynard Harry Sexton - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Maynard Harry Sexton
  • Maynard H Sexton, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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

1927 · Mesa Arizona Latter-day Saint Temple Dedicated

The dedication of the Latter-day Saint Mesa Arizona Temple took place on October 23, 1927. The temple was dedicated by Heber J. Grant.

1945 · Peace in a Post War World

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

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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