Joanna Finn

14 March 1869–12 May 1954 (Age 85)
Vergennes Township, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of Joanna

When Joanna Finn was born on 14 March 1869, in Vergennes Township, Kent, Michigan, United States, her father, James Finn, was 45 and her mother, Ellen Laughlin, was 38. She married William Regan on 19 January 1904, in Parnell, Kent, Michigan, United States. She died on 12 May 1954, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Parnell, Grattan Township, Kent, Michigan Territory, United States.

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William Regan
Joanna Finn
Marriage: 19 January 1904

Spouse and Children

    William Regan



19 January 1904
Parnell, Kent, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Finn


    Ellen Laughlin




    Ellen Tobin


    Daniel Finn


    Annie Finn




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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 10

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

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.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Finn ‘descendant of Fionn ’, a byname meaning ‘white’ or ‘fairhaired’. This name is borne by several families in the west of Ireland.2 English: from the Old Norse personal name Finnr ‘Finn’, used both as a byname and as a short form of various compound names with this first element.3 German: ethnic name for someone from Finland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • J Nona T Finn in household of James Finn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joanna Finn in household of James Finn, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Johanna Regan, "United States Census, 1940"

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