Margaret Agatha Finster

1902–1999 (Age 97)
New York, United States

The Life of Margaret Agatha

When Margaret Agatha Finster was born on 2 March 1902, in New York, United States, her father, John Henry Finster, was 49 and her mother, Catherine Kline, was 39. She married Lyle John Gubbins on 16 May 1923. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Rome, Oneida, New York, United States for about 30 years. She died on 9 November 1999, in Utica, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 97.

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Margaret Agatha Finster
Lyle John Gubbins
Marriage: 16 May 1923
John Gubbins
Emily Gubbins
William H Gubbins

Spouse & Children

16 May 1923


Parents & Siblings

  • John Henry Finster


  • Female1862–1953Female



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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 15

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Age 27

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 (3)

  • Margaret Gubbins in household of Katherine Fiester, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Margerett Finister in household of John H Finister, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margaret Finster in household of John H Finster, "United States Census, 1920"

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