Leland Paxton lived with his family on Park Avenue while he was a youngster. The photo dates to the late 1910s or early 1920s. He turned 100 years old on
Leland Paxton lived with his family on Park Avenue while he was a youngster. The photo dates to the late 1910s or early 1920s. He turned 100 years old on Friday. Courtesy of Boyd Paxton

A man born in Park City in the early part of the 20th century on Friday celebrated his 100th birthday.

A doctor delivered Leland Paxton at his family's home at 263 Park Ave., according to biographical information provided by his family. He spent his youth in Park City, graduating from Park City High School in 1931. He has not lived in Park City since the mid-1930s.

The family's biography says Paxton was once a Park Record delivery boy, worked at a bakery and at Kimball's Garage, now the site of the Kimball Art Center. He recalls the railroad that once operated in Park City, the silver-mining era and going to silent movies at the Egyptian Theatre, the family says in the biography.

He spent his career in the insurance industry and currently lives in Salt Lake City.

Leland Paxton, shown in his mid-80s, recalls Park City’s silver-mining era and watching silent movies at the Egyptian Theatre. Courtesy of Boyd
Leland Paxton, shown in his mid-80s, recalls Park City's silver-mining era and watching silent movies at the Egyptian Theatre. Courtesy of Boyd Paxton