Lynn Edwin Finster

1882–1963 (Age 80)
Hartley Township, O'Brien, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lynn Edwin

When Lynn Edwin Finster was born on 17 December 1882, in Hartley Township, O'Brien, Iowa, United States, his father, Jerome Finster, was 34 and his mother, Ellen N. Finster, was 38. He married Sophie Mueller on 26 April 1905, in Orange, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Orenco, Washington, Oregon, United States in 1920 and West Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1930. He died on 21 August 1963, in Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Riverview Abbey, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lynn Edwin Finster
Sophie Mueller
Marriage: 26 April 1905
Arno Charles Finster
William L Finster

Spouse & Children

26 April 1905
Orange, California, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Jerome Finster


  • Female1844–1907Female



  • Nora Finster


  • Edith Dell Finster


  • Male1873–1979Male

  • Male1875–1965Male

  • Chester Conrad Finster


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 2

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 22

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • L E Finster, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lynn E Finster in household of Ellen N Finster, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lynn E Finster, "United States Census, 1920"

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