Anson Abner Handy

Male10 May 1851–23 January 1919

Brief Life History of Anson Abner

When Anson Abner Handy was born on 10 May 1851, in Indiana, United States, his father, Abner Stephen Handy, was 27 and his mother, Sally Malinda Tanner, was 21. He married Catherine Frey on 21 September 1882, in Beauford Township, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Good Thunder, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years and Hillyard, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1910. He died on 23 January 1919, in Granada, Martin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Center Creek Township, Martin, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Anson Abner Handy
Catherine Frey
Marriage: 21 September 1882
John Abner Handy
Edna Loretta Handy
Ida Mae Handy

Sources (35)

  • Anson A Handy in household of Abner S Handy, "Minnesota State Census, 1865 "
  • Anson A Handy, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"
  • Auton Abner Handy, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 September 1882Beauford Township, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries 1854: Winona, Minnesota Territory, United States 1858: Winona, Minnesota, United States


    Age 12

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 19

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English hondi ‘skillful with one's hands, dextrous’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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