Laura May Finster

1898–1962 (Age 64)
Rome, Oneida, NY

The Life of Laura May

When Laura May Finster was born in 1898, her father, John Henry Finster, was 46 and her mother, Catherine Kline, was 36. She married ? on 15 May 1923. She lived in Oneida, New York, United States in 1900 and Rome, Oneida, New York, United States in 1920. She died on 25 May 1962, at the age of 64, and was buried in Utica, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Laura May Finster
Marriage: 15 May 1923

Spouse & Children

15 May 1923
Rome, Oneida, NY

Parents & Siblings

  • John Henry Finster


  • Female1862–1953Female



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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 0

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 18

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

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)

  • Laura M Firister in household of John H Finster, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura M Finster in household of John H Finster, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laura Finster in entry for Timothy J Donovan, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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