Harriet Pixton

12 March 1919–1 March 2005 (Age 85)
Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Harriet

When Harriet Pixton was born on 12 March 1919, in Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States, her father, Joseph Cooper Pixton Jr, was 28 and her mother, Julia Deane Wardell, was 29. She married Elden Hal Mecham on 11 August 1940, in Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Burley Election Precinct 3, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1940 and Twin Falls, Idaho, United States in 2005. She died on 1 March 2005, in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Marion, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elden Hal Mecham
1919–2005
Harriet Pixton
1919–2005
Marriage: 11 August 1940
Janet Mecham
1942–2021
Joan Mecham
1944–2017
Elden Hal Mecham Jr.
1946–2018

Spouse and Children

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World Events (8)

1920
Age 1
The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1920
Age 1
Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1942 · The Japanese American internment
Age 23
Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

English: possibly from an unrecorded Old English personal name, Pīcstān, from pīc ‘point’, ‘pike’ + stān ‘stone’.

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

Sources (21)

  • Harriet Pixton in household of Joseph Cooper Pixton, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Harriet Pixton in household of Joseph Cooper Pixton, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Harriet Pexton Mecham in household of Elden Hal Mecham, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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