John Finn

20 July 1813–18 November 1855 (Age 42)
Whittington, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Finn was born on 20 July 1813, in Whittington, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Finn, was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Atkins, was 32. He married Caroline Hand Nind on 4 August 1840, in Bedwardine St John, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Bedwardine St John, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 18 November 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Finn
Caroline Hand Nind
Marriage: 4 August 1840
James William Finn
Mary Finn
William Finn
Elizabeth Finn
John Moses Clawson Finn
Ellen Mariah Finn

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 August 1840Bedwardine St John, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


    +1 More Child

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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 6
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 12
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Liam, Aidan, Bridie, Brigid, Declan, Dierdra, Eoin, Keelin, Maeve, Niall, Seamus.Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Finn ‘descendant of Fionn’, a byname meaning ‘white’ or ‘fair-haired’; it is often found Anglicized as White . This name is borne by several families in the west of Ireland.English and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name Fin(n) (Old Norse Finnr, Fin, originally ‘Finn’), used both as a byname and as a short form of various compound names with this first element.

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

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    Story Highlight


    Mary Finn was born on 1 December 1843 in Worcester, Worcestershire,England to John and Caroline Hand Nind Finn. She was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 3 November 18 …

    Sources (27)

    • John ???, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • John Finn in entry for Ellen Marier Rolfe, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • John Finn, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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