Leland Sexton

Male21 June 1931–26 January 1999

Brief Life History of Leland

When Leland Sexton was born on 21 June 1931, in Arkansas, United States, his father, Lelan O Sexton, was 26 and his mother, Zina Lambert, was 27. He lived in Russell Township, White, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 26 January 1999, in Marysville, Yuba, California, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Sutter, Sutter, California, United States.

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Lelan O Sexton
Zina Lambert
Jeneva Sexton
Leland Sexton

Sources (3)

  • L O Sexton in household of L O Sexton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leland Sexton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Leland Sexton Jr, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 3

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

1949 · NATO is Established

Age 18

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

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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