Baxter Newton Vestal

5 June 1891–1965 (Age 73)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Baxter Newton

When Baxter Newton Vestal was born on 5 June 1891, in Arkansas, United States, his father, James A. Vestal, was 36 and his mother, Rhoda Ann Burns, was 36. He married Ethel Armstrong on 22 February 1912, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Texas, United States in 1935 and Indio Judicial Township, Riverside, California, United States in 1940. He died in 1965, in Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Rest Lawn Memory Gardens, West Salem, Polk, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Baxter Newton Vestal
Ethel Armstrong
Marriage: 22 February 1912
Wiley W. Vestael
Alpha M Vestar
Gladys E. Vestal
James B Vestar
John D Vestar

Spouse and Children

22 February 1912
Texas, United States


    Wiley W. Vestael


    Alpha M Vestar


    Gladys E. Vestal


    James B Vestar


    John D Vestar


Parents and Siblings

    James A. Vestal


    Rhoda Ann Burns




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.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 13

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English, of French (Huguenot) origin: altered form of French Vassal, status name for a medieval retainer ( see Vassell ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Baxter N Vestal, "United States Census, 1940"
  • B N Vestael, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Baxter N Vestar, "United States Census, 1930"

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