Mabel M Finster

1891–1973 (Age 81)
New York, United States

The Life of Mabel M

When Mabel M Finster was born on 3 November 1891, in New York, United States, her father, Oscar Eugene Finster, was 37 and her mother, Jennie B. Bentley, was 29. She lived in Schuyler, Herkimer, New York, United States for about 20 years. She died on 21 August 1973, in New York, United States, at the age of 81.

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Mabel M Finster
Stuart Dodge Ladd

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Oscar Eugene Finster


  • Jennie B. Bentley




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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.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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 (3)

  • Mabel M Finster in household of Eugene O Finster, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Mabel M Finster in household of Eugene O Finster, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Mabel Ladd in household of Elmer J Ladd, "United States Census, 1920"

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