Finley Brading Chevalier

22 July 1891–1954 (Age 62)
Eureka, Mahoning, Ohio, United States

The Life of Finley Brading

When Finley Brading Chevalier was born on 22 July 1891, in Eureka, Mahoning, Ohio, United States, his father, Lawson Alva Chevalier, was 27 and his mother, Carrie Arabella Finley, was 21. He married Emma Mae Chick on 25 December 1920, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Gallia, Ohio, United States in 1935 and Gallipolis Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died in 1954, at the age of 63, and was buried in Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio, United States.

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Finley Brading Chevalier
Emma Mae Chick
Marriage: 25 December 1920
Ellabelle Chevalier
Frances Chevalier
Lawrence J Chevalier
Cecil Finley Chevalier

Spouse and Children

25 December 1920
Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Lawson Alva Chevalier


    Carrie Arabella Finley




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

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.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

French: from Old French chevalier ‘knight’ (literally ‘horseman’, ‘rider’, from Late Latin caballarius, a derivative of caballus ‘horse’). In the Middle Ages only men of comparative wealth were able to afford the upkeep of a riding horse. It is likely that in the majority of cases the surname was originally a nickname, or an occupational name for a knight's servant, rather than a status name, for most men of the knightly class belonged to noble families which had more specific surnames derived from their estates.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Finley Cheolier in household of Lawson Cheolier, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Tinland Chevalier in household of Lasin Chevalier, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Findley B Chevalier, "United States Census, 1940"

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