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the james & ellen finn family 

ELLEN (1811-1863) 


Thomas J. (1835-1911) Catherine O'Brien (1861) Ascension Hazelwood MN 
Patrick (1848-1874) Ascension Hazelwood MN 
John (1849- ) Winnifred Nyland (1875) 
?Elizabeth ( - ) 

THOMAS FINN (1835-1911) Son of James Finn & Ellen ??
CATHERINE O'BRIEN (1836-1902) 

Thomas married Catherine O'Brien in St. Paul about 1861. Catherine was born in Ireland and came to the US in 1856. After residing four years in Pennsylvania, she came to St. Paul MN with her family. Thomas and Catherine moved to Greenvale in 1866. 


Mary (1862- ) Maurice Tracy (1889) 
James (1864-1929) Elizabeth (White ?) ( ) Ascension Hazelwwod MN 
Elizabeth (1866- ) 
William (1867-1950) Ascension Hazelwood MN 
Julia (1869- ) 
Ellen (1870- ) 
Margaret M. (1872-1908) Ascension Hazelwood MN 
Thomas (1873-1934) Julia ? ( ) Ascension Hazelwood MN 
Catherine (1875 - ) (No information available) 
Abbigale (1880- ) Domonic Blessner ?? 
Phillys ? ( - ) (No information available) 

Catherine died in May of 1902. 

JOHN FINN (1849- ) Son of James Finn & Ellen ??
WINNIFRED NYLAND (1850-1883) (Dau. of Michael Nyland ??) 

John and his wife were married in St. Paul in 1875 and later moved to Lakeville where he apparently worked for the railroad. 


Ann (1875-1876) Highland Cem. Lakeville 
Patrick J. (1877-1906) Emily Leahy (1906) Calvary Cem. Faribault 
Sarah (1879- ) (Winona MN 1906) 
John ( ) (Havre Mont. 1906) 

There is no other information regarding this family. An obituary for Patrick J. states that he was born in Farmington in 1877. However it does not give the name of his parents. Sara and John are siblings of Patrick and may not be children of John and Winnifred. Winnifred and Ann are buried at the Highland Cemetery.

JAMES FINN (1864-1929) Son of Thomas Finn & Kate O'Brien
ELIZABETH (White ?) (1874-1937) (Dau of John White ?) 


Rose I. (1898-1926) Ascension Hazelwood MN 
Esther (1900-1975) Ascension Hazelwood MN 
Maurice (1901-1968) Ascension Hazelwood MN 
Thomas (1913-1973) Ascension Hazelwood MN 

This family file contains the research notes of Mr. Kevin Geraghty as of March 1999. Mr. Geraghty is researching the families and descendants of those buried at the Highland Cemetery. For more information or to contribute to Mr. Geraghty's research, please send him e-mail at

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