Children of Daniel Read Anthony and Anna Osborn Anthony

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boy's room fixed2D.R. and Anna had five children, but three daughters died. Hard as it is to imagine today,such losses were common in the 1800s. Their surviving children were Maude Anthony, who married a soldier like her father had been, and Daniel Read Anthony II.

D.R. II’s career has been well-documented. Though much more mild-mannered than his father, he carried on the family business as publisher of the Leavenworth Times.

Maude seems to have led an interesting life of travel with her husband; she eventually moved to California with her widowed mother Anna. However, up till now I have been unable to find any photos or many written accounts of her. That leaves me to wonder whether the family deliberately shielded her from public view since she was female.

My recent visit to the Rose Hill Mansion in Geneva, New York gave me a taste of furnishings that were common in the latter half of the nineteenth century, when D.R. and Anna built their first home in Leavenworth. This photo from that residence portray a boy’s bedroom such as D.R. II might have had. Anna would have enjoyed a wide selection of household furnishings, since Leavenworth was the place where emigrants to the far West could buy things before continuing their journeys. Travelers reached Leavenworth conveniently, first by steamships working the Missouri River and later by railroad. D.R. loved the commercial aspect of his city and worked hard to bring the railroad there during his tenure as mayor.

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3 thoughts on “Children of Daniel Read Anthony and Anna Osborn Anthony

  1. Is it possible that my grandmother, Anna L Anthony, born 1889 & dies 1920, buried in North Chili Rural Cemetery was related Susan B Anthony. North Chili, a suburb of Rochester, is in Monroe County, NY.
    Anna married my grandfather, Stanley Butcher, who was also from N. Chili. Would appreciate any information you may have on my grandmother who taught Normal School. Thank you.

    • It would help to know more about Anna’s middle name. Susan’s sister was named Hannah Latham Anthony; she married Eugene Mosher and they lived most of their life in Rochester. Susan’s sister-in-law named Mary Luther married Jacob Merritt Anthony, and they settled in Kansas. The Susan B. Anthony House Museum in Rochester has a volunteer genealogist who may be able to offer more assistance.

      • Thank you so much for your reply. I live in Florida, but still have family in Buffalo. I will ask them to explore Anna’s background to determine her middle name. All of the elders in our family have passed.

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