Thomas Mascal Finch

Brief Life History of Thomas Mascal

When Thomas Mascal Finch was born in 1847, in Madison, Ohio, United States, his father, John Finch, was 31 and his mother, Emily Obedience Kilbury, was 32. He married Alice Jane Zachariah on 22 December 1870, in Madison, Ohio, United States. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Lynn Township, Hardin, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died on 7 March 1901, in Kenton, Hardin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 54.

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Thomas Mascal Finch
Alice Jane Zachariah
Marriage: 22 December 1870

Sources (9)

  • Mascal Finch in household of John Finch, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas M Finch, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997"
  • T. M. Finch, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

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1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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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