William Elvin Finley

1885–1953 (Age 68)
Eldon, Miller, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Elvin

When William Elvin Finley was born on 20 August 1885, in Eldon, Miller, Missouri, United States, his father, Christopher Huston Finley, was 32 and his mother, Josephine Moore, was 25. He married Maggie Iannah Kennedy on 24 February 1909. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Miller, Missouri, United States in 1935 and High Point, Moniteau, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 21 December 1953, in Eldon, Miller, Missouri, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Versailles, Morgan, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Elvin Finley
1885–1953
Maggie Iannah Kennedy
1891–1972
Marriage: 24 February 1909
Elvin C Finley
1910–1974
Irene Finley
1916–1931
Donald C Finley
1920–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
24 February 1909
children

(3)

  • Elvin C Finley

    Male1910–1974Male

  • Irene Finley

    Female1916–1931Female

  • Donald C Finley

    Male1920–Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Christopher Huston Finley

    Male1853–1936Male

  • Josephine Moore

    Female1860–1933Female

siblings

(10)

  • Ida B Findlay

    Female1875–Female

  • Rosey L Findlay

    Female1877–Female

  • Armina Findlay

    Female1880–Female

  • Female1882–1957Female

  • Georgia V Findley

    Female1883–Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1886

Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 18

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William E Finley in household of Elvin C Finley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Finley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William E Finley, "United States Census, 1920"

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