Clayton Banister Gouyton

15 July 1913–19 December 1989 (Age 76)
New Mexico, United States

The Life of Clayton Banister

When Clayton Banister Gouyton was born on 15 July 1913, in New Mexico, United States, his father, John Shalvy Gouyton, was 34 and his mother, Mary Anna Priddy, was 35. He married Ida Ruth Peterman on 11 March 1933, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 19 December 1989, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clayton Banister Gouyton
Ida Ruth Peterman
Marriage: 11 March 1933
Nita Ruth Gouyton
Linda Joy Gouyton
Roy Lee Gouyton

Spouse and Children

11 March 1933
Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States


    Nita Ruth Gouyton



    Roy Lee Gouyton


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 1

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation

Age 10

Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.
1940 · Roosevelt County Museum Opens

Age 27

Six years after Eastern New Mexico University opened, the Roosevelt County Museum opened on the campus. The museum exhibits artifacts going back to the time of the early settlers and the Native Americans. It portrays the customs, folklore, technology, and more.

Name Meaning

1 English (Norfolk): possibly a variant of the habitational name Gayton .2 French: from a derivative of the personal name Guy .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Clayton B Gouyton in household of John S Gouyton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clayton B Gouyton, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Clayton B. Gouyton, "Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973"

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