James Franklin Finley

1883–1954 (Age 71)
Texas, United States

The Life of James Franklin

When James Franklin Finley was born in 1883, in Texas, United States, his father, James Cyrus Finley, was 35 and his mother, Tabitha Elizabeth Gaither, was 35. He died in 1954, in his hometown, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

James Cyrus Finley
1848–1937
Tabitha Elizabeth Gaither
1848–1923
Jennie Finley
1872–1908
William Isom Finley
1874–1966
Nannie Emma Finley
1876–1960
Thomas Franklin Finley
1882–1954
James Franklin Finley
1883–1954
Fannie Mae Finley
1888–1974

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World Events (8)

1886

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 11

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 19

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

Scottish: from the Gaelic personal name Fionnlagh (Old Irish Findlaech), composed of the elements fionn ‘white’, ‘fair’ ( see Finn ) + laoch ‘warrior’, ‘hero’, which seems to have been reinforced by an Old Norse personal name composed of the elements finn ‘Finn’ + leikr ‘fight’, ‘battle’, ‘hero’.

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

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