Margaret C. Finster

1833–1906 (Age 73)
Orwell, Oswego, New York, United States

The Life of Margaret C.

When Margaret C. Finster was born in 1833, in Orwell, Oswego, New York, United States, her father, Johannes "John" Finster, was 46 and her mother, Nancy, was 34. She married Albert Jackson Potter on 3 July 1895, in Hardin, Iowa, United States. She died in 1906, at the age of 73, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Orwell, Oswego, New York, United States.

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Margaret C. Finster
Albert Jackson Potter
Marriage: 3 July 1895

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3 July 1895
Hardin, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 13

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 30

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

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 (2)

  • Margaret C Potter in household of Albert J Potter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Margaret C Finster Potter, "Find A Grave Index"

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