Emma Anthony

1904–1990 (Age 86)
Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Emma

When Emma Anthony was born on 21 March 1904, in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Wilfred Artherton Anthony, was 41 and her mother, Charlotte Kay, was 33. She married Raymond Merritt Farrar on 9 April 1927, in Pawlet, Rutland, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in October 1990, in Granville, Granville, Washington, New York, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Emma Anthony
Raymond Merritt Farrar
Marriage: 9 April 1927
Marion Farrar

Spouse & Children

  • Female1904–1990Female

  • Raymond Merritt Farrar


9 April 1927
Pawlet, Rutland, Vermont, United States


  • Marion Farrar


Parents & Siblings

  • Wilfred Artherton Anthony


  • Female1870–1950Female



  • Bessie E Anthony


  • Chester Wilfred Anthony


  • Male1899–1967Male

  • Merton Anthony


  • Female1904–1990Female

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 13

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Emma Farrar in household of Raymond Farrar, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emma K Farrar in household of Raymond M Farrar, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emma Anthony in household of Wifrid Anthony, "United States Census, 1910"

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