Mary K. Finster

1908–1981 (Age 73)
Lewis, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary K.

When Mary K. Finster was born on 2 April 1908, in Lewis, West Virginia, United States, her father, Simon Jacob Finster, was 36 and her mother, Teressa "Trasia or Tracy" M. Hinterer, was 29. She married Russell M. Hartley about 1926, in West Virginia, United States. She lived in Courthouse Magisterial District, Lewis, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years. She died in October 1981, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Mary K. Finster
Russell M. Hartley
Marriage: about 1926

Spouse & Children

about 1926
West Virginia, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1872–1955Male

  • Teressa "Trasia or Tracy" M. Hinterer




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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 2

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Mary Finster in household of Simon J Finster, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary K Finster in household of Simmon J Finster, "United States Census, 1930"

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