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John Andrew Finney
&
 Matilda Ellen Woodward

Family History
 

 

                                      John and Matilda's Family                                      

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
John  Andrew Finney was a successful business man who started his life in Ravenswood West Virginia. As a 17 year old he pestered his mother into allowing him to join the Union Army during the Civil War which ended two months later, but helped us located information about him through his military records.

He moved to Marietta Ohio, basically across the river from Ravenswood, where he met and married Matilda Woodward. John and Matilda eventually settled in 1894 in Hunting Arkansas, near Fort Smith. He was involved in mining operations and he owned a store there and a great deal of property. He and Matilda had a large family and were involved in the church and community in Huntington.

John Andrew Finney 
born 23 August 1848  Ravenswood, Jackson Co., West Virginia  

   Matilda Ellen Woodward
 
 born 30 May 1846 Near Lancaster, Fairfield, Ohio

CHILDREN

1. Lewis Erwin
b-9 Sep 1868
d-18 Jun 1932

 
2. Jesse Edwin L.
b- 5 Dec 1871
d- 20 Jun 1961
3.John Elihu
b- 20 Jan 1873
 
4. Herbert T.
b- 15 May 1874
d- 31 Dec 1935
5. Della Ann
b- 20 Aug 1881
d- 23 Dec 1946
6. Dora Matilda
b- 12 Oct 1884
7. Flossie Mable
b- Nov 1887

1. Lewis Erwin Finney b. 9 Sep 1868 in Antiquity, Meigs, OH - d. 18 Jun 1932 in Waco, McLennen, TX. He md. Ada Lee Jamison 23 May 1889 in Sebastian, AR.  Ada was b. 1 Sep 1870 Merced, Merced, California - d. on 9 May 1946 in Rockdale, Milam, TX .


I. [M] John Woodland Agustus Finney- b.14 Jun 1890 in Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR - d. Feb 1948 Texas.
ii. [F] Almeda Finney- b. 6 Jun 1892 Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR - d. 6 Jun 1892 Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR. [triplet]
iii. [F] Beda Finney- b. 6 Jun 1892 Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR - d. 6 Jun 1892 Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR.
[triplet]
iv. [F] Cleda Finney- b. 6 Jun 1892 Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR - d. 6 Jun 1892 Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR. [triplet]
 v. [F] Cleo Erwin Finney- b. 26 Apr 1893 Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR - d. 3 May 1966 Dallas ,Dallas, TX. [twin]
vi . [M] Theo Finney- b. 26 Apr 1893 Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR - d. 16 May 1893 Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR. [twin]
vii. [M] Don Jordan Finney- b. 10 Aug 1895 Rockdale, Milam Co., TX - d. 6 Aug 1987 Redmond, Washington.
viii. [F] Della Grace Finney- b. 1 Jan 1898 Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR - d. 26 Jul 1950 Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR.
ix. [F] Mary Lee Finney- b. 2 Mar 1900 Mansfield, Sebastian Co., AR.
x. [F] Ada Louise Finney - b. 27 Feb 1905 Clarksville, Red River Co., TX.
xi. [F] Dorris Matilda b. 26 Jul 1906 Clarksville, Red River Co., TX. - d. 31 Jul 1966.
ii. [M] Charles Grandison b. 25 Jun 1915 Midland, Midland Co., TX - d. 7 Oct 1918 Midland, Midland Co., TX .

2. Jesse Edwin Leonid Finney- b. 5 Dec 1871 Antiquity, Meigs Co., OH - d. 20 Jun 1961 - buried 22 Jun 1961 Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR. Jesse md. Florence Almida Granger- 23 Sep 1891 Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR. Florence b. 29 Mar 1872 Wichita, Kansas. She d. 16 May 1964 Westford, Oakland Co., MS.

i. [M] Forrest Claremont Finney- b. 10 Jun 1892 Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR - d. 18 Nov 1967 El Segunda, CA.
ii. [M] Maurice Aurelius Finney- b. 30 Jun 1894 Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR - d. 10 Oct 1986 San Antonio, TX.
iii.  [M] John Granger Finney -

iv. [F] Arlene Finney- b. 5 Apr 1910 Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR.
 

3. John Elihu Finney- b. 20 Jan 1873 Antiquity, Meigs Co., OH. John md. Lucinda Katheryn Freeze 26 Jul 1894 Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR. Lucinda  was b. Apr 1877 in Missouri.

i. [F] Christine Finney- b. Dec 1895 in TX.
ii. [F] Ina Elizabeth Finney- b. 30 Mar 1898 Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR - d. 23 Nov 1918 Poteau, LeFlore, OK.
iii. [F] Florence Finney- b. Sep 1899 Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR.
 

4. Herbert Theodore Finney Sr. b. 15 May 1874 Antiquity, Meigs Co., OH - d. 31 Dec 1935 Cherokee, Alfalfa Co., Oklahoma. He is buried Helena, Alfalfa Co., OK. Herbert md. Sophia Elizabeth Kaiser [daughter of John Heinrich Kaiser and Anna Katherine Sleiker] on 2 Jun 1893 Burma, Sebastian Co., AR. Sophia was b. 27 Apr 1873 Wurentenburg, Germany. She d. 15 Aug 1963 Monks Corner, Berkley, South Carolina and is buried Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co., AR.

I. [M] Cecil Arthur Finney- b. 22 Mar 1894. He d. 26 Aug 1982.
ii [F] Myrtle Irene Finney- b. 12 Feb 1897. She d. 14 Nov 1988.
iii. [F] Anna Marie Finney- b. 17 Jul 1899 Redrock, Sebastian Co., AR - d.16 May 1998 in South Carolina.

iv. [M] Herbert Theodore Finney Jr.- b. 21 Jul 1902. He d. 27 Dec 1996.
v.
[F] Flora Mae Finney- b. 10 Jul 1905. She d. 25 Feb 1997.
vi. [F] Sophia Hilda Finney- b. 17 Jul 1908. She d. 1 Dec 1982.
vii. [M] Jack Melborn Finney- b. 29 Aug 1911. He d. 29 May 1970.
 

5. Della Ann Finney- b. 20 Aug 1881 Antiquity, Meigs Co., OH - d. 23 Dec 1946. She is buried Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR. Della md. Amos Johnson 20 Apr 1900 Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR.  Amos was b. 17 Mar 1876 Saline, Missouri -  d. 18 Jun 1954 Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co., AR, and is buried in Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR.

i. [M] Andrew Manley Johnson- b. 19 Feb 1901 Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co., AR - d. 3 Dec 1958 Abilene, Taylor, TX .
ii. [F] Erma C. Johnson- b. 1 Aug 1903 Midland, Sebastian Co., AR - d. 21 Feb 1905 Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR.
iii. [F] Vera E. Johnson- b. 30 May 1905 Midland, Sebastian Co., AR - d. 30 Apr 1911 Midland, Sebastian Co., AR.
iv. [F] Eva Louise Johnson - b. 17 Apr 1908 Midland, Sebastian Co., AR - d. 2 Sep 1986 Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR.
v. [M] Vernon F. Johnson- b. 30 Aug 1912 Midland, Sebastian Co., AR - d. 27 May 1914 Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR.
 

6. Dora Matilda Finney b. 12 Oct 1884 Antiquity, Meigs Co., OH. Dora md. John W F Ward 24 Dec 1908 Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR,. John b. 1887 Montreal, Sebastian Co., AR.

i. [F] Isla Rhea Ward
ii. [M] Tom Ward

7. Flossie Mable Finney  b. Nov 1887 Antiquity, Meigs Co., OH. Flossie md. Thomas C Bragg on 29 Apr 1909 Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR. Thomas b. 1885 and was of Huntington, Sebastian Co., AR.

i. Doris Bragg
ii. Finney Bragg

 

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