Hazel Sexton

1892–Male
Lyon, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Hazel

When Hazel Sexton was born in 1892, in Lyon, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Alexander Sexton, was 22 and his mother, Cora Sullivant, was 20.

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William Alexander Sexton
1870–1929
Cora Sullivant
1872–
Thelma Sexton
1890–
Hazel Sexton
1892–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

    Thelma Sexton

    Female1890–Female

    Male1892–Male

World Events (3)

1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 0

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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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