William Frederick Anthony

15 September 1885–1961 (Age 75)
Summit Township, Mason, Michigan, United States

The Life of William Frederick

When William Frederick Anthony was born on 15 September 1885, in Summit Township, Mason, Michigan, United States, his father, William Anthony, was 33 and his mother, Ellen Gilluly, was 33. He married Ruby I Sibley on 17 June 1908, in Mason, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Riverton Township, Mason, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. He died in 1961, at the age of 76, and was buried in Pentwater, Oceana, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Frederick Anthony
1885–1961
Ruby I Sibley
1884–1909
Marriage: 17 June 1908
Baby Boy Anthony
1909–1909

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 June 1908
Mason, Michigan, United States
children

(1)

    Baby Boy Anthony

    Male1909–1909Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1886

Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 2

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Fred Wm Anthony, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William T Anthony, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fred Anthony in household of Afred C Davis, "United States Census, 1930"

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