Amanda Finch

Brief Life History of Amanda

When Amanda Finch was born on 24 September 1863, in Texas, United States, her father, Isham Kello Finch Sr., was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Billings, was 17. She married William Howard Parker on 13 December 1881, in Gonzales Land District, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 8, Gonzales, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Justice Precinct 8, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 20 December 1951, in Nixon, Gonzales, Texas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Smiley, Gonzales, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Howard Parker
1855–1934
Amanda Finch
1863–1951
Marriage: 13 December 1881
Edgar Franklin Parker
1882–1973
Cora Lee Parker
1884–1960
James Arthur Parker
1887–1963
Horace Greely Parker
1887–1946

Sources (25)

  • Amanda Finch in household of Isham Finch, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Amanda Finch, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Amanda Parker, "Texas, Gonzales County, Death records, 1863-1970"

World Events (8)

1865

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1870

Historical Boundaries: 1870: Gonzales, Texas, United States

1886

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English finch, fink ‘finch’ (Old English finc), for a small, lively, cheerful person.

Americanized form (translation into English) of German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), Czech, Slovenian, and Croatian Fink ‘finch’, or of some of the corresponding Slavic surnames, e.g. Czech (Moravian) Pěnka (see Penka ).

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

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