H. L. Sexton Passes Away
H. L. Sexton, proprietor of the Puritan Candy Store, passed away at the home of his mother in Placerville on Saturday following a long illness. He had been suffering from asthma and malaria, and this was the final cause of his summons. He had gone to Placerville to visit his mother and in the hopes that a change of climate would benefit his health. On August 18, Mrs. Sexton was summoned to the bedside of her husband, and she remained there until the end came. Mr. Sexton was a respected and well-liked businessman and had a great number of friends here who will be grieved over his death. He was a member of El Dorado Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and the funeral services were conducted by his lodge. H. L. Sexton was born at Rock Canyon, El Dorado County, on June 12th, 1875, and received his education in the schools of that county. On November 29th, 1910, he was united in marriage to Miss Fannie Peyton of Plymouth, and shortly after that they came to Roseville to make their home. Besides his estimable wife, he leaves to mourn his death, his good mother, Mrs. Sarah Sexton; a sister, Mrs. Nellie McBeth; and a brother, Wm. Sexton. Mr. Sexton was a fine citizen and in his business dealings was a man who never took advantage of anyone, and thus he had obtained a reputation which was the envy of all. The Register joins with his many friends in extending to the bereaved their sincere sympathy.
Roseville Register, Friday, Sept 3, 1915
Frances B. Sexton
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