Nellie May Fink

Female1860–26 April 1943

Brief Life History of Nellie May

When Nellie May Fink was born in 1860, in Alden, McHenry, Illinois, United States, her father, Johnson Fink, was 25 and her mother, Lucinda Wilcox, was 21. She married John Nehemiah Woodbury on 11 September 1877, in Walworth, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in United States in 1900 and Clinton Town, Rock, Wisconsin, United States in 1905. She died on 26 April 1943, in Alden, McHenry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Alden, McHenry, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Nehemiah Woodbury
Nellie May Fink
Marriage: 11 September 1877
Paul Eugene Woodbury
Elbert Henry Woodbury
about 1884–
Edwin Woodbury
about 1894–about 1895
Martha Woodbury
about 1897–about 1901
Lyle William Woodbury

Sources (17)

  • Nellie M Woodbury in household of John Woodbury, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nellie May Woodbury, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Sellie M Frink, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 September 1877Walworth, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

    Age 1

    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.


    Age 3

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 22

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    Name Meaning

    German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), Danish, and English: nickname for a lively and cheerful person, or, in the case of the Jewish name, an artificial name, from Middle High German vinke, Middle English and Yiddish fink ‘finch’ (see Finch and Vink ). The surname of German origin is also found in some central European countries, for example in Czechia, Slovenia, and Croatia, often as a translation into German of corresponding Slavic nicknames or surnames. In part, this is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname, originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola, Slovenia (see Kocevar ).

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

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