Aarel E. Sexton

27 June 1891–11 November 1974 (Age 83)
Manning, Carroll, Iowa, United States

The Life of Aarel E.

When Aarel E. Sexton was born on 27 June 1891, in Manning, Carroll, Iowa, United States, his father, John Arthur Sexton, was 26 and his mother, Susan Ella Mae Barber, was 23. He married Bessie May Norton on 12 February 1914, in Lewistown, Fergus, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Warren Township, Carroll, Iowa, United States in 1900 and School District 8 Moore, Fergus, Montana, United States in 1910. He died on 11 November 1974, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, South Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Aarel E. Sexton
Bessie May Norton
Marriage: 12 February 1914
Wayne Arthur Sexton
Sybil Nancy Sexton
Lorraine June Sexton
Luella May Sexton
Erval Scott Sexton
Alpheus Edison Sexton
Aarel Arthur Sexton
John Sexton
Shirley B Sexton

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12 February 1914
Lewistown, Fergus, Montana, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory Opens

Age 7

The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory harvested sugar from beets because sugar cane was hard to grow in northern Utah. During World War, it was hard to get sugar beet seeds, so the company started to harvest the seeds of the beets they were using. The Company merged with a factory in Logan to create the Amalgamated Sugar Company which is still operational today.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Arel Sexton in household of John A Sexton, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Aarel E Sexton in household of John A Sexton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Aavel Sexton in household of John A Sexton, "United States Census, 1900"

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