Hi Laressa, I found Frank D. Sexton and family living in Union, Lewis Co., WA in 1900. Frank was b. Aug. 1853, PA, married 9 yrs & no occupation listed. His wife Katie was b. Dec. 1870, WA and had given birth to 5 children, 4 of whom were living in 1900. Mary F. [Francis] b. Oct 1891, WA; Mayo [Census spelling] [Mable] M., b. WA April 1894; Mary E., b. WA March 1895 and John D. b. WA Dec 1896.
The family is still living in Union in 1910, however, Frank is listed as a widower & farmer. Francis is 18, Mable is 16, Mary is 15, John B. is 13 & William b. WA, abt. 1901.
Either the girls married or died because I didn't find anything else for them.I don't know what happened for John B. either.
William McKinley Sexton filled out his World War I Draft Reg. Card 9/12/1918. He was living in Friday Harbor, San Juan Co., WA. He was b. 7 Jan 1900. His occupation was steamboating, San Juan Transfer Co., Seattle. Nearest relative was F. D. Sexton, Friday Harbor, San Juan Co. He was short w/ Medium build, brown eyes & can't read color of hair.
He continued with that profession as a mate on board the Aleutian Native boat sailing from Victoria B. C. to several ports in WA state 1936-1938.He was described as 5'5", 176 lbs. Source: Ancestry.com.
In 1920 Frank living in Friday Harbor, San Juan Co. He was town marshall, 66 yrs old. Wife Minerva E., b. OH, abt. 1844. William M. boat laborer, b. abt. 1902.
In 1930 Frank was still living in Friday Harbor, widower, retired, age 77.
IF Frank died in San Juan Co. and you want to find his death cert, find a volunteer at www.raogk.org for that County. Ask them to look up his death info. If they find it, they will reply with his death cert # & you can order a copy from Wash. State Dept. Health Statistics.
After you find out where and when he died, you can request a copy of his obituary by sending an EMAIL to email@example.com with his name, death date & place. They will search the newspaper microfilm & reply with what they find.
For possibly more info, check out these two web sites; www.rootsweb.com/~waskagit/sanjindex.html and www.rootsweb.com/~wasanjua/. Good Luck!