William I Anthony

about 1839–
New York, United States

The Life of William I

When William I Anthony was born about 1839, in New York, United States, his father, Hiram Anthony, was 34 and his mother, Lucy Beebe, was 26. He lived in Nelson, Nelson, Madison, New York, United States in 1850 and Arbela Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Anthony
1805–1886
Lucy Beebe
1813–1864
Charlotte L Anthony
1834–1913
William I Anthony
1839–
Emily Anthony
1843–
Lucretia Lavina Anthony
1840–1917
George E. Anthony
1848–
Catherine Anthony
1849–1870

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 8

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 31

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

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 (2)

  • William J Anthony in household of Hiram Anthony, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Anthony in household of Hiram Anthony, "United States Census, 1850"

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