Charles Alfred Finn

24 October 1876–18 December 1941 (Age 65)
Utah, United States

The Life of Charles Alfred

Charles Alfred Finn was born on 24 October 1876, in Utah, United States as the son of Charles A Finn and Julia E Saunders. He married Sylvia Pauline Stark on 24 November 1904, in San Francisco, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Santa Barbara, California, United States in 1920 and Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States in 1930. He died on 18 December 1941, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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Charles Alfred Finn
Sylvia Pauline Stark
Marriage: 24 November 1904
Carol Afton Finn
Jack Finn

Spouse and Children


    Sylvia Pauline Stark


24 November 1904
San Francisco, California, United States



    Jack Finn


Parents and Siblings

    Charles A Finn


    Julia E Saunders




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 15

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles A. Finn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles A Finn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Chas A Finn, "United States Census, 1920"

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