Joseph Henry Finney


Brief Life History of Joseph Henry

When Joseph Henry Finney was born in 1873, in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, his father, Henry Finney, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Jane Green, was 24. He married Catherine A Craig in 1895, in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1944, in Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 71.

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Joseph Henry Finney
Catherine A Craig
Marriage: 1895
Eileen Finney
Cecil H. Finney
Joseph A. Finney

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  • Marriage
    1895Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • Children (3)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 4

    Australia and England play the first-ever cricket Test match in Melbourne.


    Age 19

    Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.


    Age 28

    First Federal election.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of several places called from Old English and Old Norse finn ‘coarse grass’ + Old English (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’ or ēg ‘island, land partly surrounded by water’, such as the lost place Fynney in Cheddleton, Staffordshire (recorded as Fyneye in 1320), Fenay in Almondbury (Yorkshire), Finney in Croston (Lancashire), Finney Hill in Kingsley (Cheshire), and perhaps also Fenny Rough in Chaddesley Corbett (Worcestershire). Compare Feeney .

    English: habitational name perhaps also from Vinals Farm in Cuckfield or Vinehall in Mountfield (both in Sussex), or Viney's Wood in Crundale (Kent); or from some other place described in Middle English as a fin-haw (Old English fīn-haga) ‘wood-heap enclosure’.

    Irish: from Ó Fidhne, see Feeney 1.

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

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