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I’ve “rescued” two old photographs belonging to the FINLEY Family of Bradford, MA. The first is a photograph of Effie Maude FINLEY which was taken at the Willoughby Studio in Haverhill, MA. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1890’s with Effie likely in her 20’s at the time it was taken. The second photograph is identified as Florence Gertrude FINLY and was taken at the same studio in Haverhill, MA. This photograph also appears to have been taken at the same time in the 1890’s with Florence appearing to be about 10-12 years old at the time it was taken. Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding these two and their family:

Effie Maude or Maud FINLEY was b. 17 Sept 1872 and died 12 Dec 1968 in Haverhill, MA and is buried in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Danvers, MA. Florence Gertrude FINLEY was b. 4 Mar 1883 and d. 4 Nov 1978 in Haverhill, MA and is buried in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Danvers, MA. The two were sisters and are buried along with other FINLEY Family members including their parents John W. FINLEY; Marietta RADDIN (wife of John W. FINLEY); Margaret FINLEY; Margaret Anne FINLEY; and Robert FINLEY.

Census records provide the following details:

1880 census of Lynn, MA:

John W. FINLEY, age 34, Works in Shoe Factory, born MA
Marietta FINLEY, wife, age 34, Housekeeping, born MA, parents born MA
Isabella S. FINLEY, dau, age 8, born MA
Effie M. FINLEY, dau, age 7, born MA

1900 census of Haverhill, MA:

John W. FINLEY, age 54, born Jul 1845, married 31 years, born MA, parents born Canada, a Sole Layer
Marietta FINLEY, wife, age 54, born Dec 1845, married 31 years, 4 children/3 living, born MA, parents born MA
Isabel F. FINLEY, dau, age 28, born Jun 1871, born MA, a Shoe Trimmer
Effie M. FINLEY, dau, age 27, born Sept 1872, born MA, a Milliner
Florence G. FINLEY, dau, age 17, born Mar 1883, born MA, at School

1910 census of Haverhill, MA:

John W. FINLEY, age 64, married 39 years, born MA, parents born Scotland, a Shoe Factory Laster
Marietta FINLEY, wife, age 64, married 39 years, 4 children/3 living, born MA, parents born MA
Effie M. FINLEY, dau, age 37, born MA, a Dry Goods Store Milliner
Florence G. FINLEY, dau, age 27, born MA, a School Library Librarian

1920 census of Haverhill, MA:

John W. FINLEY, age 75, born MA, parents born Scotland
Marietta FINLEY, wife, age 74, born MA, parents born MA
Effie M. FINLEY, dau, age 47, born MA, a Dept. Store Saleslady
Florence G. FINLEY, dau, age 35, born MA, a Public Library Librarian

1930 census of Haverhill, MA:

Effie M. FINLEY, age 72, born MA, parents born MA, a Dept. Store Milliner
Florence G. FINLEY, sister, age 46, born MA, parents born MA, a State College Librarian

1940 census of Cambridge, MA:

Florence FINLEY, age 57, born MA, a College Librarian
Emily TAYLOR, partner, age 61, born MA

I am hoping to locate someone from this family so that the photograph can be returned to the care of their family. If you are a member of this FINLEY Family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

Thanks,
Shelley
in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts United States

Comments

AncientFaces Effie sure was a fashionista! That collar alone is stunning - let alone the rest of her blouse!
Mar 05, 2018 · Reply
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