Catherine Eugenia Finnegan

7 July 1917–8 January 2010 (Age 92)
Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Catherine Eugenia

When Catherine Eugenia Finnegan was born on 7 July 1917, in Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Ambrose Joseph Finnegan, was 32 and her mother, Geraldine Catherine Blewitt, was 30. She married Joseph Robinette Biden Sr. on 30 May 1941, in Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States. She died on 8 January 2010, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Saint Joseph On The Brandywine Cemetery, Greenville, New Castle, Delaware, United States.

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Joseph Robinette Biden Sr.
Catherine Eugenia Finnegan
Marriage: 30 May 1941

Spouse and Children

30 May 1941
Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 14

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 25

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Americanized form of Irish Ó Fionnagáin ‘descendant of Fionnagán ’, a double diminutive of Fionn ( see Finn ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eugenia Finnegan in household of Ambrose J Finnegan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Catherine E Finnegan in household of Ambrose J Finnegan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eugenia Finnegan in household of Ambrose Finnegan, "United States Census, 1940"

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