Kenneth Finster

1920–2003 (Age 83)
Lewis, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Kenneth

When Kenneth Finster was born about 1920, in Lewis, West Virginia, United States, his father, John Mince Finster, was 43 and his mother, Armeda Virginia Cochran, was 33. He lived in Courthouse Magisterial District, Lewis, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 23 June 2003, in Grove City, Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 83.

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John Mince Finster
Armeda Virginia Cochran
Genevieve Finster
Kenneth Finster
Russell J. Finster
Dana Mince Finster
Beulah Virginia Finster
Leonard G. Finster
Alfred M. Finster

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World Events (8)


Age 0

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 0

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 22

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German finster ‘dark’, ‘gloomy’, or Yiddish fintster(Middle High German vinster). The name may have referred to a person's habitual character, or it may have been acquired as a result of some now irrecoverable anecdote.

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

Sources (3)

  • Kenneth Kinster in household of John M Kinster, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Kenneth Finster in household of John M Finster, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Keneth G Finster in household of John M Finster, "United States Census, 1930"

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