Irene Marie Finch

13 October 1897–13 November 1964 (Age 67)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Irene Marie

When Irene Marie Finch was born on 13 October 1897, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Ira Stauffer Finch, was 27 and her mother, Anna Mariah Ruse, was 24. She married David Edge on 24 September 1924, in Ellwood City, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. She died on 13 November 1964, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

David Edge
Irene Marie Finch
Marriage: 24 September 1924
Joanne Edge
Lilly Lorraine Edge

Spouse and Children

24 September 1924
Ellwood City, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Ira Stauffer Finch






    John Paul Finch


    Ira Stauffer Finch Jr.



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 8

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English finch ‘finch’ (Old English finc). In the Middle Ages this bird had a reputation for stupidity. It may perhaps also in part represent a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught finches and sold them as songsters or for the cooking pot. The surname is found in all parts of Britain but is most common in Lancashire. See also Fink .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Irene M Finch in household of Ira S Finch, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Irene Finch in entry for John M Walker and Joanne Edge, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Irene Marie Finch, "Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

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