Lerah Leona Finch

14 December 1898–22 February 1983 (Age 84)
Augusta Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States

The Life of Lerah Leona

When Lerah Leona Finch was born on 14 December 1898, in Augusta Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, her father, Samuel Finch, was 39 and her mother, Carrie Wardell, was 33. She married Glen F Allen on 10 June 1916, in Milan, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in White Lake, White Lake Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Fayette, Ouest, Haiti in 1983. She died on 22 February 1983, in Fayette, Georgia, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Glen F Allen
Lerah Leona Finch
Marriage: 10 June 1916
Clyde Russell Allen
Doris Louise Allen
Glenn Louis Allen Jr
Charles Hubert Allen

Spouse and Children

10 June 1916
Milan, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States


    Clyde Russell Allen


    Doris Louise Allen


    Glenn Louis Allen Jr



Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Finch





World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 8

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 24

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English finch ‘finch’ (Old English finc). In the Middle Ages this bird had a reputation for stupidity. It may perhaps also in part represent a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught finches and sold them as songsters or for the cooking pot. The surname is found in all parts of Britain but is most common in Lancashire. See also Fink .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lerah L Allen in household of Glen F Allen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lerah L Allen in household of Glen F Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lerah L Allen in household of Glen F Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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