Oscar William Charles Finke

4 May 1895–16 June 1974 (Age 79)
Plum Hill, Washington, Illinois, United States

The Life of Oscar William Charles

When Oscar William Charles Finke was born on 4 May 1895, in Plum Hill, Washington, Illinois, United States, his father, Frederick Finke, was 32 and his mother, Anne Schwiering, was 29. He married Bertha Apollonia Olga Kugler on 31 October 1920. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Addieville, Okawville Township, Washington, Illinois Territory, United States in 1940 and Nashville, Washington, Illinois, United States in 1974. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 16 June 1974, at the age of 79.

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Oscar William Charles Finke
Bertha Apollonia Olga Kugler
Marriage: 31 October 1920
Ruth Mary Ann Finke
Doris Geraldine Finke

Spouse and Children

31 October 1920


    Ruth Mary Ann Finke


    Doris Geraldine Finke


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 9

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Fink .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Oscar F Finke, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oscar W C Finke, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oscar Finke in household of Fred Finke, "United States Census, 1920"

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