Marley Dayton Sexton

1 March 1888–6 August 1953 (Age 65)
Scott, Meigs, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Marley Dayton

When Marley Dayton Sexton was born on 1 March 1888, in Scott, Meigs, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Trousdale Sexton, was 42 and his mother, Priscilla Newport, was 40. He married Beulah Anna L. Myers on 15 April 1937, in Aurora, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States. He lived in Campbell, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Civil District 3, Campbell, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1920. He died on 6 August 1953, in Scott, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Huntsville, Scott, Tennessee, United States.

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Marley Dayton Sexton
Beulah Anna L. Myers
Marriage: 15 April 1937

Spouse and Children

15 April 1937
Aurora, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Trousdale Sexton


    Priscilla Newport




    Emiles Sexton




    Nevada Sexton


    Nevada Sexton


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 16

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Marley Sexton in household of W T Sexton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • M D Sexton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marley D Sexton, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"

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