James Worden Finch

Male4 October 1874–12 April 1962

Brief Life History of James Worden

When James Worden Finch was born on 4 October 1874, in Sarnia, Lambton, Ontario, Canada, his father, Don Juan Finch, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Anderson, was 24. He married Eliza Melissa Coutts on 5 August 1903, in Sarnia, Lambton, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Ontario, Canada in 1874. He died on 12 April 1962, at the age of 87.

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James Worden Finch
Eliza Melissa Coutts
Marriage: 5 August 1903
Margaret Jean Finch
Donald James Clarence Finch

Sources (4)

  • James Worden Finch, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • James Worden Finch, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • James Worden Finch in entry for Donald James Clarence Finch, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 August 1903Sarnia, Lambton, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (6)

    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 9

    In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

    1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

    Age 12

    In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

    1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

    Age 32

    Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English finch, fink ‘finch’ (Old English finc), for a small, lively, cheerful person.

    Americanized form (translation into English) of German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), Czech, Slovenian, and Croatian Fink ‘finch’, or of some of the corresponding Slavic surnames, e.g. Czech (Moravian) Pěnka (see Penka ).

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

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