Mattie Bell Anthony

12 December 1881–8 September 1962 (Age 80)
Fayette, Alabama, United States

The Life of Mattie Bell

When Mattie Bell Anthony was born on 12 December 1881, in Fayette, Alabama, United States, her father, John William Anthony, was 21 and her mother, Sallie Ann M. Wilson, was 16. She married I. M. Brown about 1900, in Alabama, United States. She lived in Justice Precinct 2, Hall, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 1, Hall, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 8 September 1962, in Memphis, Hall, Texas, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

I. M. Brown
Mattie Bell Anthony
Marriage: about 1900

Spouse and Children

about 1900
Alabama, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John William Anthony


    Sallie Ann M. Wilson




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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 14

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the personal name Anthony, Latin Antonius. See also Anton . This, with its variants, cognates, and derivatives, is one of the commonest European personal names. Many of the European forms have been absorbed into this spelling as American family names; for the forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 . Spellings with -h-, which first appear in English in the 16th century and in French (as Anthoine) at about the same time, are due to the erroneous belief that the name derives from Greek anthos ‘flower’. The popularity of the personal name in Christendom is largely due to the cult of the Egyptian hermit St. Anthony ( ad 251–356 ), who in his old age gathered a community of hermits around him, and for that reason is regarded by some as the founder of monasticism. It was further increased by the fame of St. Anthony of Padua ( 1195–1231 ), who long enjoyed a great popular cult and who is believed to help people find lost things.2 South Indian: this is only a given name in India, but has come to be used as a family name among Christians from South India in the U.S.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mattie Butler in household of Howard Butler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mattie B Butler in household of James H Butler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mattie Butler in household of James H Butler, "United States Census, 1930"

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