Madeline Theresa Kempf Finster

1915–1973 (Age 58)
Rome, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life of Madeline Theresa Kempf

When Madeline Theresa Kempf Finster was born on 15 May 1915, in Rome, Oneida, New York, United States, her father, Ernest C Finster, was 25 and her mother, Theresa K Kempf, was 24. She married Joseph Belt on 2 April 1934, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States in 1930. She died on 10 October 1973, in Almond, Portage, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Madeline Theresa Kempf Finster
Joseph Belt
Marriage: 2 April 1934
Madeline Theresa Belt
Joseph Frank Belt
Sylett Marie Belt
Coreene Ann Belt
Asenath Mary Belt
Vivian Beth Belt

Spouse & Children

2 April 1934
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Ernest C Finster


  • Theresa K Kempf




World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 2

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Age 16

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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 (2)

  • Madeline Finster in household of Ernest Finster, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Madeline Theresa Kempf Finster - Memory of Someone: birth: 15 May 1915; Rome, Oneida, New York, United States

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