John Jacob Anthony

1881–1955 (Age 73)
Pickens, South Carolina, United States

The Life of John Jacob

When John Jacob Anthony was born on 2 July 1881, in Pickens, South Carolina, United States, his father, John Thomas Anthony, was 33 and his mother, Charlotte Burdine, was 33. He married Nancy Jane Pace in 1925, in Pickens, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Easley, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 7 February 1955, in Pickens, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Cedar Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, Easley, Pickens, South Carolina, United States.

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John Jacob Anthony
Nancy Jane Pace
Marriage: 1925
Jacob Franklin Anthony
William Lloyd Anthony

Spouse & Children

Pickens, South Carolina, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • John Thomas Anthony


  • Charlotte Burdine




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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 20

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • John J Anthony in household of J Thomas Anthony, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John J Anthony, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John J Anthony, "United States Census, 1910"

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