Dewey Proxile Boone

1899–1967 (Age 68)
Gaston, Lexington, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Dewey Proxile

When Dewey Proxile Boone was born on 31 March 1899, in Gaston, Lexington, South Carolina, United States, his father, Jacob Morgan Calvin Boone, was 46 and his mother, Ruth Ann Loretta Taylor, was 37. He married Lillie A Pound on 29 October 1921, in Gaston, Lexington, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 24 October 1967, in West Columbia, Lexington, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Faith Lutheran Church, Lexington, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dewey Proxile Boone
Lillie A Pound
Marriage: 29 October 1921
Minnie Lee Boone
Lara Earline Boone

Spouse & Children

29 October 1921
Gaston, Lexington, South Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 17

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.

Age 18

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): from a nickname meaning ‘good’, from Old French bon ‘good’. Compare Bone 1.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Bohon in La Manche, France, of obscure etymology.3 Dutch: from Middle Dutch bone, boene ‘bean’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a bean grower or a nickname for a man of little importance (broad beans having been an extremely common crop in the medieval period), or possibly for a tall thin man (with reference to the runner bean).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Poxey Boom in household of J M Boom, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dewey P Boone, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dewey Boone in household of Jacob M Boone, "United States Census, 1910"

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