Jean Finlayson

21 October 1917–22 September 2011 (Age 93)
Pilger, Stanton, Nebraska Territory, United States

The Life of Jean

When Jean Finlayson was born on 21 October 1917, in Pilger, Stanton, Nebraska Territory, United States, her father, Donald Finlayson, was 27 and her mother, Josie Pearl Crabtree, was 19. She married James William Ross on 3 June 1983, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States. She lived in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States in 1940 and Big Bend, Nassau, Florida, United States in 1947. She died on 22 September 2011, at the age of 93, and was buried in Spring Prairie, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

James William Ross
Jean Finlayson
Marriage: 3 June 1983

Spouse and Children

    James William Ross



3 June 1983
Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Donald Finlayson


    Josie Pearl Crabtree





    Jessie Finlayson


    Donald Finlayson


    Roderick Finlayson


World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

Age 2

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 25

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from Finlay .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jean Finlayson in household of Donald Finlayson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jean Hackbarth in household of Otto Hackbarth, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mrs Otto Hackbarth in entry for Jessie Finlayson Potter, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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