Harry Amos Paxton

8 January 1900–28 December 1972 (Age 72)
Wheatland Township, Hickory, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Harry Amos

When Harry Amos Paxton was born on 8 January 1900, in Wheatland Township, Hickory, Missouri, United States, his father, Walter Balfour Paxton, was 33 and his mother, Clara Louise Dent, was 27. He lived in California, United States in 1935 and Redlands Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1940. He died on 28 December 1972, in Pomona, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Redlands, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
Age 1
President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
Age 4
St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
Age 19
The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places in Northumberland (Paston in Kirknewton) or Huntingdonshire (Paxton). The former probably derives from an Old English personal name Pælloc + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The placename Paxton in Huntingdonshire is probably from Old English pearroc ‘enclosure, paddock’, or perhaps from an Old English personal name Pæcc + tūn.

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

Sources (10)

  • Harry A Paxton, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • H Paxton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harry Amos Paxton, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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