Finley, Louis Sr

Male 1882 - 1964  (82 years)


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  • Name Finley, Louis Sr  [1
    Suffix Sr 
    Born 02 May 1882  Fort Washington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died Jul 1964  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I39  Obenland1
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2017 

    Family Obenland, Rosa Katharine,   b. 19 Aug 1891, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1968, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Bef Sep 1918 
    Children 
     1. Finley, Louis Jr,   b. 20 Jun 1921, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1984, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Louis was born in Fort Washington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania on May 2, 1882. His parents names are unknown at this time. Louis married Rosa Katharine Obenland in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in sometime before September, 1918. Rosa is listed on his draft card. On September 14, 1918, Louis registered for the WWI draft. He is described on his draft card as being of medium height and build, with gray eyes and brown hair. He was working as a welder. His employer is illegible on the draft card. The couple had one son, Louis Jr., who was born on June 20, 1921 in Pennsylvania. The 1930 Census lists Rosa, Louis's wife and their son in Lower Gwynedd, Maryland. They were living with Rosa's mother. Louis is not listed with them, but Rosa is married. At the time of this census, Louis was an inmate in the Eastern State Penitentiary in Skippack Townhship, Montgomery County, Pennsyvania. He was convicted of statutory rape and sentenced on 9 Feb 1929 to a fine of $100 and 4-8 years in prison. The record shows he was 46 years old. He arrived at the prison on 16 Feb 1929 and left there on 21 Feb 1931, having completed 2 years of his sentence.

      In 1942, Louis registered for the draft. The family was living in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, at the time. Louis passed away in July, 1964 in Pennsylvania. His last residence was in Lansdale, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Burial unknown

  • Sources 
    1. [S4833] Pennsylvania, Prison, Reformatory, and Workhouse Records, 1829-1971, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2016;), Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Bertillion Hand Books; Series: 15.52.
      Record for Louis Franklin Finley