Selma Gertrude Anthony

1920–1998 (Age 77)
Lancaster, Virginia, United States

The Life of Selma Gertrude

When Selma Gertrude Anthony was born on 11 June 1920, in Lancaster, Virginia, United States, her father, James Henry Anthony, was 46 and her mother, Frances Gertrude Seawell, was 38. She died on 19 January 1998, in Volusia, Florida, United States, at the age of 77.

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Selma Gertrude Anthony
1920–1998
Lawrence L Lewis
1915–2004

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World Events (8)

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.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 3

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1941

Age 21

Japanese attack 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.

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Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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