Henry Forney Caps Anthony

8 May 1863–24 October 1940 (Age 77)
Cherokee, Alabama, United States

The Life of Henry Forney Caps

When Henry Forney Caps Anthony was born on 8 May 1863, in Cherokee, Alabama, United States, his father, Henry Walter Anthony, was 33 and his mother, Martha C. Tatum, was 34. He married Talula Walthaw Lula Sharpe on 31 October 1888, in Cherokee, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Township 10 South Range 9 West, Winston, Alabama, United States in 1870 and Election Precinct 6 Center, Cherokee, Alabama, United States for about 30 years. He died on 24 October 1940, in Centre, Cherokee, Alabama, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Centre, Cherokee, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Forney Caps Anthony
Anna Catherine Williams
Marriage: 24 December 1893
Mattie Selma Anthony
William Carl Anthony
Walter Coswell Anthony
Herman Tatum Anthony
Maggie E Frances Anthony
James Forney Anthony
Barney Pace Anthony
Joseph Lester Anthony
Raymond Hoyt Anthony
Velma Mae Anthony
John Ackins Anthony
Baby Anthony
Baby Anthony

Spouse and Children

24 December 1893
Cherokee, Alabama, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Henry Walter Anthony


    Martha C. Tatum




    Mandy Anthony


    Mary Parthena Anthony


    Alpha Frances Anthony



    William Joseph Anthony


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · Alabama Ratifies the 13th Amendment

Age 2

Alabama ratified the 13th Amendment on December 2, 1865. The Thirteenth Amendment officially became part of the Constitution on December 6, 1865. Roughly 440,000 Alabamians born into slavery were freed and made citizens. However, loopholes in the law made this a slow process.

Age 23

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry F Anthony in household of Martha Anthony, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henry F Anthony in household of H W Anthony, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henery Tomey Anthony, "United States Census, 1940"

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