Ella Gertrude Petty

21 March 1875–1954 (Age 78)
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ella Gertrude

When Ella Gertrude Petty was born on 21 March 1875, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Luther Petty, was 50 and her mother, Martha M. Hitchings, was 41. She married Robert Frances Finch on 16 September 1893, in Raynham, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1954, in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Frances Finch
Ella Gertrude Petty
Marriage: 16 September 1893
Eustace Luther Finch
Florence May Finch
Robert Francis Finch
Owen Caleb Finch

Spouse and Children

    Robert Frances Finch



16 September 1893
Raynham, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States



    Florence May Finch


    Robert Francis Finch



Parents and Siblings

    Luther Petty


    Martha M. Hitchings




World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

Age 1

An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Petit . The name is also found in Ireland, the main branch there having been established in County Kerry in the 17th century by Sir William Petty .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ella Finch in household of C Owen Finch, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ella G Finch in household of Robert F Finch, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ella G Finch in household of Robert F Finch, "United States Census, 1900"

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