Virginia Joy Anthony

27 September 1916–15 March 1996 (Age 79)
Glenwood, Mills, Iowa, United States

The Life of Virginia Joy

When Virginia Joy Anthony was born on 27 September 1916, in Glenwood, Mills, Iowa, United States, her father, Lester John Anthony, was 41 and her mother, Martha May Thompson, was 34. She married John Charles Barber on 1 May 1936, in Iowa, United States. She lived in Malvern, Mills, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Urbandale, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 15 March 1996, in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

John Charles Barber
1912–2007
Virginia Joy Anthony
1916–1996
Marriage: 1 May 1936

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 May 1936
Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1917

Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 1

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Virginia Barber in household of John Barber, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia L Anthony in household of Lester J Anthony, "United States Census, 1920"

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