Parilda Sexton

1878–Female
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Parilda

When Parilda Sexton was born in 1878, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Fielding Sexton, was 38 and her mother, Mary Ann Wallace, was 37.

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Family Time Line

Fielding Sexton
1840–1920
Mary Ann Wallace
1841–
John Preston Sexton
1857–1942
Nancy Sexton
1863–
Katherine Jane Sexton
1865–1914
Easter Sexton
1867–1953
Andrew Sexton
1868–
Sarah A Sexton
1873–1914
Parilda Sexton
1878–
Paula Sexton
1878–
William Sexton
1880–
Betty May Sexton
1881–
James Sexton
1884–1949

Parents and Siblings

    Fielding Sexton

    Male1840–1920Male

    Female1841–Female

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 0

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 31

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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 (1)

  • Parelda Sexton in household of Feeling Sexton, "United States Census, 1880"

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