Odell Anthony

November 1913–July 1970 (Age 56)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Odell

When Odell Anthony was born in November 1913, in Mississippi, United States, her father, Walter German Anthony, was 36 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Miles, was 33. She lived in Clay, Itawamba, Mississippi, United States in 1920 and Beat 5, Itawamba, Mississippi, United States in 1930. She died in July 1970, at the age of 56, and was buried in Athens, Henderson, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter German Anthony
1877–1914
Mary Elizabeth Miles
1880–1940
Beulah Ray Anthony
1904–1995
Orville Eugene Anthony
1905–1993
Walter Paul Anthony
1907–1993
Virgil Triplett Anthony
1909–1992
Gena Hester Anthony
1911–1989
Odell Anthony
1913–1970

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World Events (8)

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 1

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

Age 3

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 16

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

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 (2)

  • Odel R Anthony in household of Mary E Anthony, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Odell Anthony in household of Mrs. Mary E Anthony, "United States Census, 1920"

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