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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William Elvin Finley
Maggie Iannah Kennedy
Marriage: 24 February 1909
Elvin C Finley
Irene Finley
Donald C Finley

Spouse & Children

24 February 1909


  • Elvin C Finley


  • Irene Finley


  • Donald C Finley


Parents & Siblings

  • Christopher Huston Finley


  • Josephine Moore




  • Ida B Findlay


  • Rosey L Findlay


  • Armina Findlay


  • Female1882–1957Female

  • Georgia V Findley


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World Events (8)


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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