Jemima Selina Anthony

Brief Life History of Jemima Selina

When Jemima Selina Anthony was born on 16 November 1872, in Chinguacousy, Peel, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Anthony, was 40 and her mother, Calphira Wilson, was 39. She married Alfred Brittain on 30 May 1894, in York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in York, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died on 17 April 1946, at the age of 73, and was buried in Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Brittain
1867–1920
Jemima Selina Anthony
1872–1946
Marriage: 30 May 1894
Violet Jane Brittain
1895–
William Brittain
1897–1960

Sources (16)

  • Jemima Anthony in household of John Anthony, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Jemima Selina Anthony, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Jemima Anthony, "Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

World Events (5)

1883 · Mining Boom

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

English and West Indian (mainly Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago, also Dutch Caribbean): from the personal name Anthony, Latin Antonius, which, with its variants and cognates, is one of the commonest personal names in Europe. 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 Saint 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 Saint Anthony of Padua (1195–1231), who long enjoyed a great popular cult and who is believed to help people find lost things. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates and derivatives (patronymics) from other languages, for example Greek patronymic Antoniades , Italian Antoni , Polish Antoniewicz , Croatian and Serbian Antonović (see Antonovich ) and Antunović; see also below. The name Anthony is also found among Christians in southern India, but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. Compare Antony .

German, Flemish, and French (mainly Alsace): Latinized (humanistic) patronymic from local equivalents of the Latin personal name Antonius, from its genitive form Antoni(i). In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the German, Dutch, French, and Slovak cognates Antoni 1 and Antony 2.

History: John Anthony of Hampstead, Middlesex, England (now part of north London) migrated to Boston, MA, in 1634. By 1640 he had moved to Providence, RI, where his descendants are still established.

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

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