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 Edwin John Paxton, Sr

Edwin John Paxton, Sr

Birth
Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA
Death 22 Jul 1961 (aged 84)
Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 18801 · View Source
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Son of William F. Paxton (1850-1920) & Fredricka A. Fisher Paxton (1854-1927).

Edwin is a brother to:

William P. Paxton (1880-1952):
Find A Grave Memorial# 86291613

Mae Paxton Puryear (1873-1904):
Find A Grave Memorial# 95003213

James Arthur Paxton (1876-1947):
Find A Grave Memorial# 84269830

Nell Paxton Puryear (1881-1965)
Find A Grave Memorial# 95003285

Sarah Rose "Sadie" Paxton (1883-1921)
Find A Grave Memorial# 84269834

Fredericka Paxton Mitchell (1890-1964)
Find A Grave Memorial# 84224521


Edwin married Marie Louise Driskill (1891-1922).

Through this union Edwin became a father to:

Edwin J Paxton, Jr 1912-1993:
Find A Grave Memorial# 96346014

Louise Paxton White Decker Gallagher 1914-2004:
Find A Grave Memorial# 85592152

Marie Louise, Edwin's wife passed away on Thursday, Jan. 19, 1922, in Asheville, North Carolina.

In June of 1924 Edwin married Florence Brown (1899-1990).
McCracken Co. KY. Marriage Book: 71, Cert. #39.

Through this union, Edwin became the father of:

James Frederick Paxton 1932-2010:(Find A Grave Memorial# 13844480).
Frank R. Paxton
Patricia A. Paxton


Edwin was a regional "Media Mogul". He joined his uncle,
Frank M. Fisher in 1900 as an editor of the Paducah Sun.
By 1904 Frank Fisher retired, and sold his share of the paper and the publishing company, to his nephew. Making Edwin the owner of the company.

On May 28, 1957, at 4:20 p.m., WPSD television station began airing programing as an NBC affiliate. The "WPSD" name, PSD is in reference to the Paducah Sun Democrat.

The Paxton Park golf course was named in his honor.

Edwin died at the age of 84.




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  • Maintained by: Pam H
  • Added: 14 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18801
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin John Paxton, Sr (10 Jul 1877–22 Jul 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18801, citing Mount Carmel Cemetery, Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Pam H (contributor 47375695) .