Fon Tella Sexton

29 January 1914–18 October 1964 (Age 50)
Centralia, Boone, Missouri, United States

The Life of Fon Tella

When Fon Tella Sexton was born on 29 January 1914, in Centralia, Boone, Missouri, United States, his father, Claude Sexton, was 34 and his mother, Maude Lee Sewell, was 34. He registered for military service in 1945. He died on 18 October 1964, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Centralia, Boone, Missouri, United States.

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Claude Sexton
Maude Lee Sewell
Fon Tella Sexton
Donald Tella Sexton

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 3

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

Age 15

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a sexton or churchwarden, from Middle English sexteyn ‘sexton’ (Old French secrestein, from Latin sacristanus).2 Irish (Munster and midlands): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seastnáin‘descendant of Seastnán, Seasnán’, a personal name meaning ‘bodyguard’, from seasuighim ‘to resist’, ‘to defend’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fon T Sexton in household of Claude Sexton, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Fon F Sexton in household of Claude Sexton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fon Sexton in household of Claud Sexton, "United States Census, 1930"

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