Martin Finster

1894–1978 (Age 83)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Martin

When Martin Finster was born on 19 August 1894, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, William Finster, was 34 and his mother, Bertha Zimmermann, was 29. He lived in Bradford, Rock, Wisconsin, United States in 1900. He died in April 1978, in Darien, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

William Finster
1859–
Bertha Zimmermann
1864–1924
Freda M Finster
1885–1966
Edward Finster
1887–1892
Herman Julius Finster
1891–1947
Henry Reinhard George Finster
1892–1962
Martin Finster
1894–1978
Margaret Finster
1897–
Walter Herman Finster
1899–1985
Otto W Finster
1902–1980

Parents & Siblings

  • William Finster

    Male1859–Male

  • Bertha Zimmermann

    Female1864–1924Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 13

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

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 (1)

  • Martin Finster in household of William Finster, "United States Census, 1900"

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