Joel Edward Finley

23 March 1882–13 August 1957 (Age 75)
Graham, Young, Texas, United States

The Life of Joel Edward

When Joel Edward Finley was born on 23 March 1882, in Graham, Young, Texas, United States, his father, Roland Finlay, was 36 and his mother, Bette Elizabeth Cates, was 23. He married Mary Elizabeth Walker on 4 July 1902, in Farángion, Chania, Greece. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Elmwood, Beaver, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 4, Ochiltree, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 13 August 1957, in Jackson, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Joel Edward Finley
Mary Elizabeth Walker
Marriage: 4 July 1902
Estella Pearl Finley
William Richard Finley
Rockard Edwin Finley
Delma Ann Finley
Mary Elizabeth Finley

Spouse and Children

4 July 1902
Farángion, Chania, Greece


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 4

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 20

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

Scottish: from the Gaelic personal name Fionnlagh (Old Irish Findlaech), composed of the elements fionn ‘white’, ‘fair’ ( see Finn ) + laoch ‘warrior’, ‘hero’, which seems to have been reinforced by an Old Norse personal name composed of the elements finn ‘Finn’ + leikr ‘fight’, ‘battle’, ‘hero’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joel E Finley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joel Finley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • J E Finley in entry for Sam Huguley and Estella P Finley, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

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