Elmer Sherman Finney

19 December 1866–26 October 1954 (Age 87)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Elmer Sherman

When Elmer Sherman Finney was born on 19 December 1866, in Indiana, United States, his father, James Henry Finney, was 25 and his mother, Sarah "Sallie" Frances Criswell, was 20. He married Easter May Bedford on 1 October 1890, in Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Lompoc, Santa Barbara, California, United States in 1920 and Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died on 26 October 1954, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 87.

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Elmer Sherman Finney
Easter May Bedford
Marriage: 1 October 1890
Sarah Ruth Finney
James Bedford Finney

Spouse and Children

1 October 1890
Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Henry Finney


    Sarah "Sallie" Frances Criswell




World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed

Age 1

The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 24

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places in Cheshire called Finney or from Fenay in West Yorkshire, probably named from Old English fīnig ‘heap’ (especially one of wood), or from Old English and Old Norse finn ‘coarse grass’ + (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elmer Finney, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elmer-S Finney in household of Henry Finney, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elmer S Finney, "United States Census, 1920"

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