Oscar Kenneth Anthony

10 November 1930–19 January 2003 (Age 72)
Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Oscar Kenneth

When Oscar Kenneth Anthony was born on 10 November 1930, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, his father, Obed William "Obey" Anthony, was 29 and his mother, Lucy Pearl "Pearl" Smith, was 18. He lived in Cherryville Township, Gaston, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 19 January 2003, in Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Bessemer City, Gaston, North Carolina, United States.

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Obed William "Obey" Anthony
Lucy Pearl "Pearl" Smith
Oscar Kenneth Anthony
Ardus Eugene Anthony
Barbara Anthony
Laura Patricia Anthony
Roger LeMar Anthony
Ronnie Hugh Anthony

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Age 2

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

Age 20

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

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)

  • Oscar K Anthony in household of Obed W Anthony, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oscar Kenneth Anthony, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"
  • Oscar Kenneth Anthony, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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