Ethel Genevieve Finch

16 November 1915–24 July 1996 (Age 80)
Adams Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ethel Genevieve

When Ethel Genevieve Finch was born on 16 November 1915, in Adams Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States, her father, Henry Finch, was 40 and her mother, Neva Lena Williams, was 32. She married Glenn Franklin Stover about 1934. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1935 and Glendale Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 24 July 1996, in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Glenn Franklin Stover
Ethel Genevieve Finch
Marriage: about 1934
Carol Suzanne Stover

Spouse and Children

about 1934


    Carol Suzanne Stover


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 2

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English finch ‘finch’ (Old English finc). In the Middle Ages this bird had a reputation for stupidity. It may perhaps also in part represent a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught finches and sold them as songsters or for the cooking pot. The surname is found in all parts of Britain but is most common in Lancashire. See also Fink .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ethel G Stover in household of Glen F Stover, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ethel Finch in household of Henry Finch, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethel G Finch in household of Henry Finch, "United States Census, 1930"

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