Evelyn Josephine Anthony

1909–1984 (Age 75)
Weldon, Halifax, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Evelyn Josephine

When Evelyn Josephine Anthony was born about 1909, in Weldon, Halifax, North Carolina, United States, her father, Whitmel Hill Anthony III, was 37 and her mother, Josephine C. Jones, was 28. She married George Freeman Joyner on 1 September 1938, in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States in 1984. She died on 30 March 1984, in Weldon, Halifax, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Weldon, Halifax, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Evelyn Josephine Anthony
George Freeman Joyner
Marriage: 1 September 1938

Spouse & Children

1 September 1938
Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Male1900–1959Male

  • Marion Childress Anthony


  • Female1903–1949Female

  • Elizabeth Anthony


  • Elizabeth Anthony


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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 0

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 9

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 20

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Evelyn Anthony in household of Whitmel H Anthony, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Evelyn Anthony in household of Head Whit H Anthony, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Evelyn Josephine Anthony, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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