Kenneth Ray Anthony

8 September 1923–22 December 2006 (Age 83)
Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Kenneth Ray

When Kenneth Ray Anthony was born on 8 September 1923, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Isaac Anthony, was 37 and his mother, Lou Emiline Wilkins, was 22. He married Mildred Burden Preston on 13 June 1942, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States. He lived in Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 22 December 2006, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States.

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Kenneth Ray Anthony
Mildred Burden Preston
Marriage: 13 June 1942

Spouse and Children

13 June 1942
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Charles William "Mark" Anthony


    Mary Katherine Anthony



    James H Anthony


World Events (8)

1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 3

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 22

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

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)

  • Kenneth Anthony in household of William Anthony, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Kenneth Anthony in household of W I Anthony, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Kenneth Ray Anthony, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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