Avit Ammersalt Anthony

1866–1954 (Age 87)
St. Croix Cove, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Avit Ammersalt

Avit Ammersalt Anthony was born on 5 December 1866, in St. Croix Cove, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada as the son of Thomas Anthony and Keziah Messinger. He married Ann Elizabeth McKenzie on 8 June 1898, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Byram Township, Sussex, New Jersey, United States in 1910. He died on 5 April 1954, in Ellensburg, Kittitas, Washington, United States, at the age of 87.

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Avit Ammersalt Anthony
Ann Elizabeth McKenzie
Marriage: 8 June 1898
Thomas Harold Anthony
Jennie Anthony
George Kenzie Anthony
Kezia Mary Anthony
Jennie Anthony
Thelma Anthony
Malby R. Anthony
Avit Anthony
Howard Anthony
Leonard L. Anthony

Spouse & Children

8 June 1898
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


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Parents & Siblings

  • Thomas Anthony


  • Keziah Messinger




World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Age 13

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 23

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.

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)

  • Avit Anthony, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Abit Anthony, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Avit Anthony, "United States Census, 1920"

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