Fern Florence Anthony

1902–1997 (Age 94)
Plattsmouth, Cass, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Fern Florence

When Fern Florence Anthony was born on 20 October 1902, in Plattsmouth, Cass, Nebraska, United States, her father, Lewis Anthony, was 32 and her mother, Martha Jane Raines, was 27. She married Jacob Andrew Coffmann on 24 December 1933, in Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States. She lived in Jasper, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Mound Prairie Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 20 June 1997, in Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States.

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Fern Florence Anthony
Jacob Andrew Coffmann
Marriage: 24 December 1933

Spouse & Children

24 December 1933
Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Lewis Anthony


  • Martha Jane Raines




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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 11

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Fern F Anthony in household of Lewis Anthony, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fern Carthoney in household of Lewis Carthoney, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Firn Anthony in household of Louis Anthony, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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