William Wesley Anthony

1876–1950 (Age 74)
Bushnell, Swain, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Wesley

When William Wesley Anthony was born in 1876, in Bushnell, Swain, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Marion Anthony, was 36 and his mother, Nancy Aveline Chambers, was 22. He married Mary Hoyle on 3 October 1901, in Swain, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Forneys Creek Township, Swain, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Qualla Township, Jackson, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 26 May 1950, in Qualla, Jackson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Whittier, Swain, North Carolina, United States.

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William Wesley Anthony
Mary Hoyle
Marriage: 3 October 1901
Fannie Burr Anthony
Essie Sue Anthony
Minerva Anthony
Wesley O Anthony
Bonnie M Anthony
Alma Anthony
William Willard Anthony

Spouse and Children

3 October 1901
Swain, North Carolina, United States


    Fannie Burr Anthony



    Minerva Anthony


    Wesley O Anthony


    Bonnie M Anthony


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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 0

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 1

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • William Anthony, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William W Anthony, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William W Anthony, "United States Census, 1920"

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