William Eugene Saxton

17 November 1937–9 October 2003 (Age 65)
Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States

The Life of William Eugene

When William Eugene Saxton was born on 17 November 1937, in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States, his father, Prentis Elwood Saxton, was 26 and his mother, Harriet Sophia Smith, was 27. He lived in Yates Center, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 9 October 2003, in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Waverly, Coffey, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Prentis Elwood Saxton
1911–1976
Harriet Sophia Smith
1910–1984
William Eugene Saxton
1937–2003
Kenneth Wayne Saxton
1940–1997
Raymond Lee Saxton
1942–1943

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World Events (8)

1938 · Electrification of Rural Kansas

Age 1

Power was supplied to rural Kansas, which had been hit hard by the depression, in March 1938. Many farmers could not afford the $5 hookups for electricity. As a result, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act which provided loans to farmers who wanted electricity. Brown County became the first to receive service.
1941

Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 18

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, possibly also one in Cambridgeshire, both so named from Old English Seaxe ‘Saxons’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. 2. variant of Sexton 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm E Saxton in household of Prentis Saxton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William E Saxton, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • William E. Saxton, "Find A Grave Index"

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