Charles Lee Anthony (1820-1874)

Charles L. Anthony, of New York

He was born at Brooklyn, Connecticut, and grew up at Providence, Rhode Island, before coming to New York. He established himself as a dry goods merchant and co-partner in the firm of Anthony, Whittemore & Clark. From 1862, he entered into business with George W. Hall an two years later helped establish the Fourth National Bank. He died comparatively young after breaking his leg descending from a streetcar. Among his pallbearers were his son-in-law's father, William H. Vanderbilt. He was the maternal grandfather of Margaret Louise Post (1876-1969) "the last Gilded Age Hostess". 


Contributed by Mark Meredith on 29/07/2019 and last updated on 21/10/2020.