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George Finlay (1894 - 1978)

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George Finlay
1894 - 1978
Born
February 2, 1894
Death
March 1978
Last Known Residence
zip code 02193
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George Finlay was born on February 2, 1894, and died at age 84 years old in March 1978. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember George Finlay.
Updated: October 3, 2011
Biography ID: 3842935

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George Finlay passed away at age 84 years old in March 1978. George Finlay was born on February 2, 1894. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember George Finlay.

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George Finlay lived 16 years longer than the average Finlay family member when he died at the age of 84.
The average age of a Finlay family member is 68.
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1894 - 1978 World Events

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In 1894, in the year that George Finlay was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1918, by the time he was 24 years old, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

In 1944, at the age of 50 years old, George was alive when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1968, by the time he was 74 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1978, in the year of George Finlay's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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