Leonard G. Finster

1918–1980 (Age 62)
Lewis, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Leonard G.

When Leonard G. Finster was born in 1918, in Lewis, West Virginia, United States, his father, John Mince Finster, was 41 and his mother, Armeda Virginia Cochran, was 31. He married Audra Myrtle Goff in 1938, in West Virginia, United States. He lived in Courthouse Magisterial District, Lewis, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died in 1980, in Lewis, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Weston, Lewis, West Virginia, United States.

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Leonard G. Finster
Audra Myrtle Goff
Marriage: 1938

Spouse & Children

  • Male1918–1980Male

  • Audra Myrtle Goff


West Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 0

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 17

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

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

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