David Velmon Finley

5 November 1888–7 July 1953 (Age 64)
Pickens, South Carolina, United States

The Life of David Velmon

When David Velmon Finley was born on 5 November 1888, in Pickens, South Carolina, United States, his father, William Bennett Finley Sr., was 37 and his mother, Mourning Jane Hendricks, was 43. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Martha “Mattie” Tinsley. He lived in Dacusville, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1900 and Easley, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1930. He died on 7 July 1953, in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Cedar Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, Easley, Pickens, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Velmon Finley
Martha “Mattie” Tinsley
Lola Jane Finley
Bruce Finley

Spouse and Children


    Martha “Mattie” Tinsley





    Bruce Finley


Parents and Siblings




    William Bennett Finley Jr


    Frances M Finley



    Della Finley


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Scottish: from the Gaelic personal name Fionnlagh (Old Irish Findlaech), composed of the elements fionn ‘white’, ‘fair’ ( see Finn ) + laoch ‘warrior’, ‘hero’, which seems to have been reinforced by an Old Norse personal name composed of the elements finn ‘Finn’ + leikr ‘fight’, ‘battle’, ‘hero’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Velmon Finlery, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Velma Fendley in household of Mrs. Jane Fendley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Devit Velman Findley, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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