Oscar Boyd Paxton

Brief Life History of Oscar Boyd

When Oscar Boyd Paxton was born on 28 March 1895, in Potts Creek, Alleghany, Virginia, United States, his father, Henry David Paxton, was 25 and his mother, Lilly Belle Plymale, was 20. He married Minnie Zula Childs on 31 August 1917, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Covington, Alleghany, Virginia, United States in 1930 and Covington District, Alleghany, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 25 September 1966, in Clifton Forge, Alleghany, Virginia, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Covington, Virginia, United States.

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Oscar Boyd Paxton
Minnie Zula Childs
Marriage: 31 August 1917
Sybil Elinora Paxton
Charles A Paxton
Emma Rosemary Paxton
Robert Boyd Paxton

Sources (22)

  • Boyd Paxton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Osker B Paxton, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • C B Paxton, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places in Northumberland (Paston in Kirknewton) or Huntingdonshire (Paxton). The former probably derives from an Old English personal name Pælloc + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The placename Paxton in Huntingdonshire is probably from Old English pearroc ‘enclosure, paddock’, or perhaps from an Old English personal name Pæcc + tūn.

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

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