Willis Buxton

January 1918–October 1987 (Age 69)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Willis

Willis Buxton was born in January 1918, in New York City, New York, United States as the son of Willis Buxton. He died in October 1987, in Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 69.

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Willis Buxton
Willis Buxton
1918–1987

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World Events (3)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 0

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1952 · United Nations is Headquartered in New York City

Age 34

The United Nations was officially organized on October 24, 1945 with representatives from 50 countries. New York City became the permanent Headquarters of the United Nations in 1952.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Buxton in Derbyshire, which in Middle English was called Buchestanes, Bucstones (i.e. ‘bowing stones’, from Middle English b(o)ugen, Old English būgan ‘to bow’ + stanes ‘stones’). It is probably named for logan stones in the vicinity. (Logan stones are boulders so poised that they rock at a touch.) 2. less commonly, a habitational name from Buxton in Norfolk, which is named with the genitive case of the Old English personal name Bucc ( see Buck 1) + Old English tūn ‘settlement’, ‘enclosure’.

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

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