Mary Temperance Finn

about 1847–14 September 1927 (Age 80)
Benton Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Temperance

When Mary Temperance Finn was born about 1847, in Benton Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Sidney B Finn, was 31 and her mother, Caroline Van Fleet, was 31. She lived in Lenox Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 14 September 1927, in Snohomish, Snohomish, Washington, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Snohomish, Washington, United States.

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World Events (8)


Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 16

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 21

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Finn ‘descendant of Fionn ’, a byname meaning ‘white’ or ‘fairhaired’. This name is borne by several families in the west of Ireland.2 English: from the Old Norse personal name Finnr ‘Finn’, used both as a byname and as a short form of various compound names with this first element.3 German: ethnic name for someone from Finland.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Temperance Finn in household of Caroline Finn, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Temperence Finn or Ferris in household of Sidney Finn or Ferris, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Temperance Finn in household of Sidny Finn, "United States Census, 1860"

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