Katherine Gregory Anthony

1908–1977 (Age 69)
Weldon, Halifax, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Katherine Gregory

When Katherine Gregory Anthony was born on 6 August 1908, in Weldon, Halifax, North Carolina, United States, her father, Whitmel Hill Anthony III, was 35 and her mother, Josephine C. Jones, was 27. She married Roderick McIver Watts Jr. on 3 October 1936, in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States. She died on 19 September 1977, in Weldon, Halifax, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Cedarwood Cemetery, Weldon, Halifax, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Katherine Gregory Anthony
Roderick McIver Watts Jr.
Marriage: 3 October 1936

Spouse & Children

3 October 1936
Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Male1900–1959Male

  • Marion Childress Anthony


  • Female1903–1949Female

  • Elizabeth Anthony


  • Elizabeth Anthony


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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 10

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 19

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)

  • Kasterine Anthony in household of Whitmel H Anthony, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Katherine G Anthony, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Katherine Anthony Watts, "Find A Grave Index"

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