Ruth Evelyn Anthony

1911–2004 (Age 93)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Ruth Evelyn

When Ruth Evelyn Anthony was born on 9 May 1911, in Ohio, United States, her father, Thomas Nile Anthony, was 32 and her mother, Anna Hassall, was 29. She married James Fandree Staley on 8 October 1930, in Follansbee, Brooke, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in East Liverpool, East Liverpool, Columbiana, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 6 May 2004, in East Liverpool, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Calcutta, Columbiana, Ohio, United States.

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Ruth Evelyn Anthony
James Fandree Staley
Marriage: 8 October 1930
Thomas Harry Staley
James Jerome Staley

Spouse & Children

8 October 1930
Follansbee, Brooke, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 26

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Ruth Staley in household of James Staley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Anthony in household of Thomas Anthony, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Anthony in household of Thomas Anthony, "United States Census, 1920"

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