Whitmel Hill Anthony III

1872–1951 (Age 79)
Scotland Neck, Halifax, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Whitmel Hill

When Whitmel Hill Anthony III was born on 6 November 1872, in Scotland Neck, Halifax, North Carolina, United States, his father, Whitmell Hill Anthony, Junior, was 30 and his mother, Martha "Mattie" Allen Lawrence, was 21. He married Josephine C. Jones on 4 May 1899, in Halifax, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. He lived in Caledonia, Halifax, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Enfield Township, Halifax, North Carolina, United States in 1900. He died on 7 November 1951, in Weldon, Halifax, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Cedarwood Cemetery, Weldon, Halifax, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Whitmel Hill Anthony III
Josephine C. Jones
Marriage: 4 May 1899
Whitmel Hill Anthony IV
Elizabeth Anthony
Evelyn Josephine Anthony
Marion Childress Anthony
Margaret Childress Anthony
Elizabeth Anthony
Katherine Gregory Anthony
Evelyn Josephine Anthony
Nan Elliott Anthony

Spouse & Children

4 May 1899
Halifax, North Carolina, United States


  • Male1900–1959Male

  • Marion Childress Anthony


  • Female1903–1949Female

  • Elizabeth Anthony


  • Elizabeth Anthony


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Whitmell Hill Anthony, Junior


  • Martha "Mattie" Allen Lawrence




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 5

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

Age 24

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Head Whit H Anthony, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Whilbert H Anthony, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Whit H Anthony, "United States Census, 1900"

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