Virginia Elizabeth Anthony

31 March 1894–31 October 1996 (Age 102)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life of Virginia Elizabeth

When Virginia Elizabeth Anthony was born on 31 March 1894, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, her father, John Dosser Anthony, was 26 and her mother, Josephine E Thompson, was 20. She married Elbert Herman Sanford about 1920, in Illinois, United States. She lived in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 31 October 1996, in Lakewood, Jefferson, Colorado, United States, at the age of 102, and was buried in Blunt, Hughes, South Dakota, United States.

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Elbert Herman Sanford
1885–1935
Virginia Elizabeth Anthony
1894–1996
Marriage: about 1920

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1920
Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · Cleveland Museum of Art

Age 19

The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded as a trust from Hinman Hurlbut, John Huntington, and Horace Kelley. It is to be known as the fourth-wealthiest art museum in the United States. The museum opened its doors to the public on June 6, 1916, and is free to the public to come and enjoy the diverse collections inside. Today the museum can be found as the center piece of Wade Park and both are on the National Register of Historic Places.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 29

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Virginia E Anthony in household of John Anthony, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Virginia Holst in household of Edward Holst, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia Holst in household of Edward H Holst, "United States Census, 1930"

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