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Early Finlays

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Patrick Finlay of Hotham West Australia was born in 1791 to John Finlay and Winifred Gibbons Finlay. He had siblings Agnes Dorothy Gibbon Finlay, John Gordon Bagwell Finlay, James Bryan Finlay, and John Gordon Bagw Finlay. Patrick Finlay died at age 99 years old in 1890 in Hotham West.
Hugh Finlay of Australia was born in 1791, and died at age 86 years old in 1877.
John Finlay of Australia was born in 1793, and died at age 60 years old in 1853.
Robert Finlay of Flemington, St Marks Collingwood Parish County Australia was born in 1794, and died at age 58 years old in 1852 in Flemington.
William Finlay of Australia was born in 1800 to Mary Ann Rowsel Finley and William Finley. He had siblings Rebecca Finley, Alice Maud Mary Finley, William Finlay, Mary Mabel Finley, William John Finlay, Charles Joseph Finlay, and William John Finley. William Finlay died at age 71 years old in 1871.
Jissie Finlay of Carlton Australia was born in 1802 to Lang Andr Finlay. Jissie Finlay died at age 88 years old in 1890 in Carlton.
Thomas Finlay of Australia was born in 1806 to Thomas Finlay and Elspeth Dishart Finlay. Thomas Finlay died at age 63 years old in 1869.
Alexander Finlay of Australia was born in 1808 to George Finlay and Margaret Bates Finlay. Alexander Finlay died at age 71 years old in 1879.
Thomas Finlay of Sth Melb Australia was born in 1810 to Hugh Finlay and Margaret Turpie Finlay. Thomas Finlay died at age 78 years old in 1888 in Sth Melb.
John Finlay of Australia was born in 1814, and died at age 65 years old in 1879.
John Finlay of Australia was born in 1814 to Michael Finlay and Hannah Finlay. John Finlay died at age 53 years old in 1867.
James Finlay of Australia was born in 1814 to James Finlay and Mary Beiritt Mills Finlay. He had siblings Edward Clond Finlay and Alex James Finlay. James Finlay died at age 63 years old in 1877.

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Marjorie Finlay
Marjorie (Moehlenkamp) Finlay was born to Elmer Henry (1897-1972) and Cora Lee (1900-1962) (Morrow) Moehlenkamp and had a sister Virginia Humphrey (1924-2005). In the 1930 census, when Marjorie was one year old, she was living with her grandparents Henry J. (age 72) and Emma (age 66) Moehlenkamp. Also in the St. Louis Missouri household were her parents and Martin (age 35), Irene (age 35), Ruth (age 16), and Virginia (age 5) Moehlenkamp. Marjorie married Robert Bruce Finlay (1920 -2003) on March 22nd 1952 in Palm Beach Florida. Bruce was president of Raymond Construction Co. See Moehlenkamp, Finlay Wedding in South Mar. 22 for a copy of Marjorie and Bruce's wedding announcement which appeared in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat in Missouri. Marjorie had a love and talent for music, especially singing, since an early age. She began her singing career while in high school at St. Charles High School in Saint Charles Missouri. Her first singing teacher was Miss Pearl Walker of Lindenwood College, who she studied under while attending high school, and who she continued studying with while attending Lindenwood. After college Marjorie's signing career really took off. An article in the January 13th 1962 edition of the St Louis Globe Democrat says that Marjorie, a native of St. Charles and former Lindenwood College student sang with the Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys and the St. Louis Symphony at it's 3rd pop concert of the season. Marjorie was a soprano and sang 2 operatic arias: "Fanciulla Sbocciato d l'amore" (Puccini, "La Rondine") and the "Jewel Song" (Gounod's "Faust"), however, she also sang several popular songs. Marjorie toured after graduation with the "Music With the Girls' network radio show (as a soloist.), and was described in the paper as "the attractive soprano". After marrying her husband Robert, whose work took him to Havana, Puerto Rico, then to Caracas and back to Puerto Rico, Marjorie sang with symphony orchestras and in opera at each city. In San Juan, she had her own tv program called "El Show Pan-Americano". Musical talent (and beauty) obviously runs in the family as she is the grandmother of the famous singer Taylor Swift. Track 13 on Taylor Swifts' album released on December 11 2020 is titled "marjorie" - a song dedicated to and about her grandmother. Read the lyrics: Marjorie Lyrics - Taylor Swift - they embody what all of us feel when someone we love and admire passes and what AncientFaces is all about. Swift said about Marjorie "starring my grandmother, Marjorie, who still visits me sometimes . . . if only in my dreams." In the track, Swift honors her late grandmother, singing, "And if I didn't know better, I'd think you were talking to me now. If I didn't know better, I'd think you were still around." Grandma Marjorie died in June 2003 in Swift's hometown of Reading, PA, when Swift was 13 years old.
Andrea Gardner (Finlay) Swift was born on January 10, 1958 in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania United States. Andrea Swift got married to Scott Kingsley Swift on February 20, 1988 in Reading, Berks County, and has children Taylor Alison Swift and Austin Kinglsey Swift. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Andrea Gardner Swift.
Frances Maude (Finlay) Jellett of Ascot Vale, City of Moonee Valley County, VIC Australia was born in 1877 in Carlton, City of Melbourne County to George Finlay and Annie Rutherford Finlay. She had siblings Arthur Robert Finlay, Alice Montgomery Finlay, and William George Finlay. She married William Jellett, and had children Eli Travers Jellett, Alma Maud Jellett, and Vellar Edith Jellett. Frances Jellett died at age 79 years old on September 11, 1957 in Brunswick, City of Merri-bek County, and was buried at Melbourne General Cemetery College Cres, in Parkville, City of Melbourne County.
Arthur William Finlay of Essendon, City of Moonee Valley County, VIC Australia was born on September 10, 1910 in Melbourne, and died at age 87 years old on May 8, 1998.
Gertrude Mary (Casbolt) Finlay of Preston, City of Darebin County, VIC Australia was born in 1881 in Port, and died at age 75 years old on October 6, 1957 in Preston.
William George Finlay of Fairfield, VIC Australia was born in 1875 in Fitzroy, City of Yarra County to George Finlay and Annie Rutherford Finlay. He had siblings Arthur Robert Finlay, Alice Montgomery Finlay, and Frances Maude Finlay Jellett. He married Gertrude Mary Casbolt in 1907, and had a child Arthur William Finlay. William Finlay died at age 70 years old on September 11, 1946 in Fairfield.
Alice Montgomery (Finlay) James of Mentone, City of Kingston County, VIC Australia was born on October 8, 1885 in Melbourne to George Finlay and Annie Rutherford Finlay. She had siblings Arthur Robert Finlay, William George Finlay, and Frances Maude Finlay Jellett. She married Charles Frederick James in 1910, and had children Vincent Freidlein James and Norman Charles James. Alice James died at age 81 years old on May 7, 1967 in Mentone.
Arthur Robert Finlay of Mudgee, Mid-Western Regional Council County, NSW Australia was born on December 12, 1884 in Melbourne, VIC to George Finlay and Annie Rutherford Finlay. He had siblings Alice Montgomery Finlay, William George Finlay, and Frances Maude Finlay Jellett. Arthur Finlay died at age 78 years old in 1962 in Mudgee, NSW.
Annie (Rutherford) Finlay of Ascot Vale, City of Moonee Valley County, VIC Australia was born in 1852 in Durham Lead. She was married to George Finlay, and had children William George Finlay, Frances Maude Finlay Jellett, Arthur Robert Finlay, and Alice Montgomery Finlay. Annie Finlay died at age 72 years old in 1924 in Ascot Vale.
George Finlay of Mentone, City of Kingston County, VIC Australia was born in 1848 in Glasgow, Glasgow City County, Scotland United Kingdom to James Finlay and Montgomery Hunter Finlay. He had siblings Margaret Finlay, Mary Finlay, James Finlay, and John Finlay. He married Annie Rutherford Finlay, and had children William George Finlay, Frances Maude Finlay Jellett, Arthur Robert Finlay, and Alice Montgomery Finlay. George Finlay died at age 81 years old in 1929 in Mentone, City of Kingston County, VIC Australia.
Sean P Finlay of Tarrant County, TX was born in 1965. He married Mary R. (Durko) Finlay on July 12, 1991 in Tarrant County, TX and they later separated on September 21, 1992. He also married Amanda (Wadsworth) Finlay on November 16, 1996 in Travis County and they later separated on April 9, 2007 in Tarrant County. He and Allana C. (Larson) Finlay married on December 1, 2007 in Tarrant County. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Sean P. Finlay.
Amanda Finlay of Tarrant County, TX was born circa 1971. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Amanda (Wadsworth) Finlay.
Robert Bruce Finlay of Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania United States was born on November 8, 1920 at Cleveland,Ohio. He was married to Marjorie Finlay, and had a child Andrea Gardner Finlay. Robert Finlay died at age 82 years old on April 23, 2003 at Reading, Pennsylvania.
Andrea Gardner Finlay was born on January 10, 1958 at Pennsylvania, US to Marjorie Finlay and Robert Bruce Finlay. Andrea Finlay married Scott Kingsley Swift, and has children Taylor Swift and Austin Kingsley Swift. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Andrea Gardner Finlay.
Margaret (Finlay) McAlpine of Essendon Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Margaret Finlay McAlpine .
Margaret was born to Frederick George Fenley (1872-1930) and Jeanie Fulton Adams (1874-1962) on June 19, 1905 in Ballart South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She had two siblings, Jack and Fredrick Finlay. Margaret married James Melville Fletcher and had three children, Elizabeth, James, and Jean. She died on 6 June 1985 at 102 Ascot Street, Ballarat Central Victoria 3350.
Clayton A Finlay of Carbondale, Osage County, KS was born on November 1, 1921, and died at age 77 years old on October 22, 1999.
Millard F Finlay of Cathedral City, Riverside County, CA was born on August 14, 1922, and died at age 82 years old on July 24, 2005.
Arthur Anthony Finlay of Bronx, Bronx County, NY was born on August 1, 1915, and died at age 83 years old on October 1, 1998.
Richard A Finlay of Carbondale, Osage County, Kansas was born on July 13, 1926, and died at age 46 years old in December 1972.

Popular Finlay Biographies

Marjorie Finlay
Marjorie (Moehlenkamp) Finlay was born to Elmer Henry (1897-1972) and Cora Lee (1900-1962) (Morrow) Moehlenkamp and had a sister Virginia Humphrey (1924-2005). In the 1930 census, when Marjorie was one year old, she was living with her grandparents Henry J. (age 72) and Emma (age 66) Moehlenkamp. Also in the St. Louis Missouri household were her parents and Martin (age 35), Irene (age 35), Ruth (age 16), and Virginia (age 5) Moehlenkamp. Marjorie married Robert Bruce Finlay (1920 -2003) on March 22nd 1952 in Palm Beach Florida. Bruce was president of Raymond Construction Co. See Moehlenkamp, Finlay Wedding in South Mar. 22 for a copy of Marjorie and Bruce's wedding announcement which appeared in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat in Missouri. Marjorie had a love and talent for music, especially singing, since an early age. She began her singing career while in high school at St. Charles High School in Saint Charles Missouri. Her first singing teacher was Miss Pearl Walker of Lindenwood College, who she studied under while attending high school, and who she continued studying with while attending Lindenwood. After college Marjorie's signing career really took off. An article in the January 13th 1962 edition of the St Louis Globe Democrat says that Marjorie, a native of St. Charles and former Lindenwood College student sang with the Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys and the St. Louis Symphony at it's 3rd pop concert of the season. Marjorie was a soprano and sang 2 operatic arias: "Fanciulla Sbocciato d l'amore" (Puccini, "La Rondine") and the "Jewel Song" (Gounod's "Faust"), however, she also sang several popular songs. Marjorie toured after graduation with the "Music With the Girls' network radio show (as a soloist.), and was described in the paper as "the attractive soprano". After marrying her husband Robert, whose work took him to Havana, Puerto Rico, then to Caracas and back to Puerto Rico, Marjorie sang with symphony orchestras and in opera at each city. In San Juan, she had her own tv program called "El Show Pan-Americano". Musical talent (and beauty) obviously runs in the family as she is the grandmother of the famous singer Taylor Swift. Track 13 on Taylor Swifts' album released on December 11 2020 is titled "marjorie" - a song dedicated to and about her grandmother. Read the lyrics: Marjorie Lyrics - Taylor Swift - they embody what all of us feel when someone we love and admire passes and what AncientFaces is all about. Swift said about Marjorie "starring my grandmother, Marjorie, who still visits me sometimes . . . if only in my dreams." In the track, Swift honors her late grandmother, singing, "And if I didn't know better, I'd think you were talking to me now. If I didn't know better, I'd think you were still around." Grandma Marjorie died in June 2003 in Swift's hometown of Reading, PA, when Swift was 13 years old.
Robert Bruce Finlay of Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania United States was born on November 8, 1920 at Cleveland,Ohio. He was married to Marjorie Finlay, and had a child Andrea Gardner Finlay. Robert Finlay died at age 82 years old on April 23, 2003 at Reading, Pennsylvania.
Andrea Gardner Finlay was born on January 10, 1958 at Pennsylvania, US to Marjorie Finlay and Robert Bruce Finlay. Andrea Finlay married Scott Kingsley Swift, and has children Taylor Swift and Austin Kingsley Swift. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Andrea Gardner Finlay.
Arthur William Finlay of Essendon, City of Moonee Valley County, VIC Australia was born on September 10, 1910 in Melbourne, and died at age 87 years old on May 8, 1998.
George Finlay of Mentone, City of Kingston County, VIC Australia was born in 1848 in Glasgow, Glasgow City County, Scotland United Kingdom to James Finlay and Montgomery Hunter Finlay. He had siblings Margaret Finlay, Mary Finlay, James Finlay, and John Finlay. He married Annie Rutherford Finlay, and had children William George Finlay, Frances Maude Finlay Jellett, Arthur Robert Finlay, and Alice Montgomery Finlay. George Finlay died at age 81 years old in 1929 in Mentone, City of Kingston County, VIC Australia.
Annie (Rutherford) Finlay of Ascot Vale, City of Moonee Valley County, VIC Australia was born in 1852 in Durham Lead. She was married to George Finlay, and had children William George Finlay, Frances Maude Finlay Jellett, Arthur Robert Finlay, and Alice Montgomery Finlay. Annie Finlay died at age 72 years old in 1924 in Ascot Vale.
Samuel Finlay was in a relationship with Ellen Harper, and has a child Agnes Sinniger. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Samuel Finlay.
Arthur Robert Finlay of Mudgee, Mid-Western Regional Council County, NSW Australia was born on December 12, 1884 in Melbourne, VIC to George Finlay and Annie Rutherford Finlay. He had siblings Alice Montgomery Finlay, William George Finlay, and Frances Maude Finlay Jellett. Arthur Finlay died at age 78 years old in 1962 in Mudgee, NSW.
Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Brenda Anne Finlay.
Agnes Sinniger
My Grandmother "Agnes" Finlay Sinniger was born on 3 October 1890 in Dalmellington, Scotland. She came to the United States in 1900, at the age of about 10 years. Her father was Samuel Finlay and her mother was Ellen/Helen Harper. Grandma had 8 brothers and sisters (John, Robert, William, Helen, Mary Ann, Margaret (Daisy), Elizabeth and Sarah). There may have been one more child or pregnancy that was lost on the way from Scotland to the US, according to what my mother "Helen" told me. The port of entry to the US was Boston. Grandma was a carefree spirit who loved to travel. She was not the kind of person to stay home and house clean. She did not mind "dust bunnies" under the bed. When Grandma was born, it was either a tradition or just unable to give Grandma a middle name. After she was married, she used her maiden name as her middle name and often went by the name Agnes F. Sinniger (F for Finlay). Grandma like to write articles to the local newspaper in Glendale, California -- the Glendale Newspress. They were mostly political articles. She also wrote a book called "The Mad Camerons" about a New England family, supposedly based on her own family but the book is "fictional". Grandma married Herbert Bruce Sinniger (Sr.) and she and Herbert had three children - Helen Caroline, Herbert Bruce (Jr.) and Curtis Dalton Sinniger.
Olive Marguerite Finlay-Best
Olive Marguerite (Finlay) Finlay-Best of Connors Road & 87 Street, in Edmonton, Division No. 11 County, AB Canada was born on March 7, 1906 in Virden, Division No. 6 County, MB, and died at age 70 years old on February 4, 1977 at Royal Alex Hospital Kingsway Avenue, in Edmonton, Division No. 11 County, AB. Olive Finlay-Best was buried on February 8, 1977 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens & Funeral Chapel Fort Rd, in North Edmonton, AB CA.
Andrea Gardner (Finlay) Swift was born on January 10, 1958 in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania United States. Andrea Swift got married to Scott Kingsley Swift on February 20, 1988 in Reading, Berks County, and has children Taylor Alison Swift and Austin Kinglsey Swift. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Andrea Gardner Swift.
Gertrude Mary (Casbolt) Finlay of Preston, City of Darebin County, VIC Australia was born in 1881 in Port, and died at age 75 years old on October 6, 1957 in Preston.
Robert  Finlay
Robert Finlay was born in 1870. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Robert Finlay.
Ida  Anderson Finlay
Ida Anderson Finlay was born in 1882. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ida Anderson Finlay.
immigration records to Australia " conditioned Widowed May 7th 1866" unknown firet husband. Married George Watson 8th March 1871, Kangaroo Hills, Victoria, Australia
Frances Maude (Finlay) Jellett of Ascot Vale, City of Moonee Valley County, VIC Australia was born in 1877 in Carlton, City of Melbourne County to George Finlay and Annie Rutherford Finlay. She had siblings Arthur Robert Finlay, Alice Montgomery Finlay, and William George Finlay. She married William Jellett, and had children Eli Travers Jellett, Alma Maud Jellett, and Vellar Edith Jellett. Frances Jellett died at age 79 years old on September 11, 1957 in Brunswick, City of Merri-bek County, and was buried at Melbourne General Cemetery College Cres, in Parkville, City of Melbourne County.
Margaret was born to Frederick George Fenley (1872-1930) and Jeanie Fulton Adams (1874-1962) on June 19, 1905 in Ballart South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She had two siblings, Jack and Fredrick Finlay. Margaret married James Melville Fletcher and had three children, Elizabeth, James, and Jean. She died on 6 June 1985 at 102 Ascot Street, Ballarat Central Victoria 3350.
John Finlay was born in 1851 at Auchterderran in Fifeshire County Scotland, and died at age 48 years old on September 29, 1900. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Finlay.
Margaret (Finlay) McAlpine of Essendon Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Margaret Finlay McAlpine .

Finlay Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Finlay family member is 68.0 years old according to our database of 1,877 people with the last name Finlay that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

68.0 years

Oldest Finlays

These are the longest-lived members of the Finlay family on AncientFaces.

Mary Finlay of Glendale, Los Angeles County, California was born on February 24, 1880, and died at age 104 years old in June 1984.
104 years
John E Finlay of Hallsville, Boone County, MO was born on June 4, 1885, and died at age 103 years old on April 16, 1989.
103 years
Olivia Finlay of Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL was born on October 18, 1893, and died at age 102 years old on February 28, 1996.
102 years
Ernest W Finlay of Orange, New Haven County, CT was born on January 14, 1888, and died at age 103 years old on April 19, 1991.
103 years
Elizabeth Finlay of Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina was born on May 20, 1883, and died at age 103 years old in November 1986.
103 years
Lilian G Finlay was born on April 9, 1894, and died at age 102 years old on November 21, 1996.
102 years
Veronica Finlay of West Babylon, Suffolk County, NY was born on December 8, 1902, and died at age 101 years old on April 4, 2004.
101 years
Alice Finlay of Smithtown, Suffolk County, NY was born on April 20, 1903, and died at age 102 years old on July 15, 2005.
102 years
Anne W Finlay of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN was born on November 29, 1887, and died at age 100 years old on July 16, 1988.
100 years
Ethel I Finlay of Ayer, Middlesex County, MA was born on April 18, 1891, and died at age 101 years old on September 2, 1992.
101 years
Maude Finlay of Auburn, Androscoggin County, ME was born on April 12, 1881, and died at age 100 years old in April 1981.
99 years
Jennie Finlay of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, FL was born on November 19, 1880, and died at age 98 years old in October 1979.
98 years
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