Jeremiah Wood Anthony

1860–1936 (Age 76)
Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States

The Life of Jeremiah Wood

When Jeremiah Wood Anthony was born on 11 May 1860, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, his father, Thomas Bolling Anthony, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Ann Andress, was 19. He married Hester Jane Clark in 1876, in Diboll, Angelina, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Angelina, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 13 May 1936, in Diboll, Angelina, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Diboll, Angelina, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Wood Anthony
Hester Jane Clark
Marriage: 1876
Alphonsus L. Anthony
"Joe" Joseph Clark Anthony
Marie Ann Victoria Anthony
Jeremiah Frank Anthony
Johnnie W. B. Anthony
Thomas Melton Anthony
Martha Ann Anthony
Benjamin Wood Anthony

Spouse & Children

Diboll, Angelina, Texas, United States


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Parents & Siblings



  • Male1860–1936Male

  • Mary E Anthony


  • Sarah Rebecca Anthony


  • Male1868–1933Male

  • T V M Anthony


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 11

Historical Boundaries - 1871: Jefferson, Alabama, United States
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 21

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

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)

  • Jerimiah W Anthoney, "United States Census, 1920"
  • J W Anthony, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jeremiah W Anthony, "United States Census, 1910"

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