William George "Bill" Anthony

1863–1935 (Age 71)
Seal Cove, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

The Life of William George "Bill"

When William George "Bill" Anthony was born on 21 September 1863, in Seal Cove, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, his father, William Henry Anthony, was 28 and his mother, Bridgett Dawe, was 19. He married Clara Edith Harriman on 21 June 1894, in Berlin Falls, Coos, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 26 February 1935, in Brownfield, Oxford, Maine, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Brownfield, Oxford, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

William George "Bill" Anthony
1863–1935
Clara Edith Harriman
1875–1956
Marriage: 21 June 1894
ALICE RUTH ANTHONY
1893–
WILLIE FRANCIS ANTHONY
1895–1896
MINARD JESSE ANTHONY
1897–1975
Allen Dewey Anthony
1899–1976
STEPHEN HARVEY ANTHONY
1903–1958
CLARENCE ROBERT ANTHONY
1905–1979
Philip Lionel Anthony
1907–1970
Hazel Madeline Anthony
1909–1985
Sylvia Matilda Anthony
1911–1992
ARNOLD GILBERT ANTHONY
1914–1985
DIANTHA AILEEN ANTHONY
1915–1984

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
21 June 1894
Berlin Falls, Coos, New Hampshire, United States
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • William Henry Anthony

    Male1835–1888Male

  • Bridgett Dawe

    Female1844–1911Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1865

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 2

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 19

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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)

  • William Anthony in household of Allie C Harrison, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Anthony, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William G Anthony, "United States Census, 1920"

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