William M. Findley

Of Hardin, Iowa, USA

The Life of William M.

When William M. Findley was born in July 1857, his father, John B Finley, was 27 and his mother, Eliza Ann Beal, was 24. He married Lena Perkins on 17 November 1889, in Hardin, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Eldora, Hardin, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Hardin Township, Hardin, Iowa, United States in 1930.

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William M. Findley
Lena Perkins
Marriage: 17 November 1889
William Bell Findley

Spouse and Children

17 November 1889
Hardin, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 10

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 33

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Finley .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm Findley, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • William Finley in household of John B Finley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William M Findley in household of William B Findley, "United States Census, 1930"

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