Baby name story: Anthony

Police officer Anthony Mantellino, Mrs. Louise Brown, and baby Anthony.
Louise, Anthony, and Anthony

In mid-1959, New York City police officer Anthony Mantellino was called to assist a Brooklyn woman who had gone into labor.

He ended up helping Mrs. Louise Brown deliver a 5 1/2-pound baby boy in her home.

She named the newborn Anthony, in honor of Mantellino.

Source: “Midwife Cop.” Jet 30 Jul. 1959: 33.
Image: © 1959 Jet

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