Nan Elliott Anthony

1922–1955 (Age 32)
Weldon, Halifax, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Nan Elliott

When Nan Elliott Anthony was born on 18 July 1922, in Weldon, Halifax, North Carolina, United States, her father, Whitmel Hill Anthony III, was 49 and her mother, Josephine C. Jones, was 41. She married Francis Clement Taylor on 22 April 1943, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. She died on 9 April 1955, in Danville, Virginia, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Cedarwood Cemetery, Weldon, Halifax, North Carolina, United States.

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Nan Elliott Anthony
Francis Clement Taylor
Marriage: 22 April 1943

Spouse & Children

  • Female1922–1955Female

  • Francis Clement Taylor


22 April 1943
Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Male1900–1959Male

  • Marion Childress Anthony


  • Female1903–1949Female

  • Elizabeth Anthony


  • Elizabeth Anthony


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 1

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.

Age 10

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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)

  • Nan E Anthony in household of Head Whit H Anthony, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nan E Anthony in household of Whilbert H Anthony, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nan Elliott Anthony, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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