Baze Sexton (1911 - 1975)

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Jesse Perkins Sexton

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Sexton Family Cemetery

Sexton Family Cemetery

Sexton Family Cemetery

Sexton Family Cemetery

Infant James Sexton gravesite

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James Mount Sexton gravesite

James Mount Sexton gravesite

Homer Gene Sexton gravesite

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Gussie Jeffers Sexton gravesite

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Oma Smithers gravesite

Oma Smithers gravesite

Sarah Clementine Sexton (Tinie)

Sarah Clementine Sexton (Tinie)

Wiley Sexton's funeral

Wiley Sexton's funeral

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Wiley and Patsy Sexton Jesse Perkins Sexton Oma Smithers TC and Oma Smithers

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1911 - In the year that Baze Sexton was born, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, along with four fellow Norwegian explorers. After hearing that Peary had beaten him to the North Pole, Amundsen decided to tackle the South Pole. On December 14th, he succeeded.

1917 - Baze was merely 6 years old when Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

1920 - When this person was merely 9 years old, Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

1930 - This person was 19 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

1975 - In the year of Baze Sexton's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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Baze Sexton passed away in August 1975 at 63 years old. No cause of death has been entered for Baze. Baze was born on September 2, 1911. We are unaware of information about Baze's surviving family. We know that Baze Sexton had been residing in Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama.

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