Francis Leslie Anthony

1920–2006 (Age 86)
Mound Prairie Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States

The Life of Francis Leslie

When Francis Leslie Anthony was born on 18 March 1920, in Mound Prairie Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States, his father, Lewis Anthony, was 49 and his mother, Martha Jane Raines, was 44. He married Ethel Ilene Mincer on 17 January 1939, in Cass, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Jasper, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 24 June 2006, in Newton, Jasper, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Palo Alto Cemetery, Jasper, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Leslie Anthony
1920–2006
Ethel Ilene Mincer
1924–1968
Marriage: 17 January 1939
Marjorie Marietta Anthony
1939–1991

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
17 January 1939
Cass, Missouri, United States
children

(1)

Parents & Siblings

  • Lewis Anthony

    Male1870–1942Male

  • Martha Jane Raines

    Female1875–1941Female

siblings

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+15 More Children

World Events (8)

1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 2

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Francis Anthony in household of Louis Anthony, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Francis L Anthony in household of Lewis Anthony, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Francis L Anthony, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014" (2006)

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