Sylvenus Anthony

1866–1941 (Age 75)
Lebanon Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Sylvenus

When Sylvenus Anthony was born in 1866, in Lebanon Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, Henry H. Anthony, was 21 and his mother, Marilda Trimmer, was 22. He lived in Home Township, Nemaha, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 11 April 1941, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 75.

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Sylvenus Anthony
Mary Elizabeth Stout

Spouse & Children

  • Male1866–1941Male

  • Mary Elizabeth Stout


Parents & Siblings

  • Henry H. Anthony


  • Female1844–1926Female



World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 0

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 11

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.

Age 20

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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 (2)

  • Sylvanus Anthony in household of Henry Anthony, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sylvenus Anthony, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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