Re: BioM: Finkle, Florraine (1945)
Contact:  Barbara


The Finkle's that Floraine was descended from started in NY in 1711. Our side of the Finkles went to Canada during/after the Revolutionary War. They had sided with the Tories, and lost their homes and land. after 2 generations in Canada, Floraines's great grandfather Charles Finkle brought his family from Ontario, Canada to Kansas. George Samuel Finkle was born in Canada and as a child came to Kansas with his family(he was the son of Charles Finkle. He was a "railroad man". During this time he met his wife to be, Mary Ann Elliott in Michigan. They were married in Michigan but he brought her back to Kansas. Their two oldest boys, Charles Elliott & Edwin James Finkle were born. George Samuel was color blind and when he was up for promotion he quit the railroad rather than have them find out. G.S. and Mary Ann with their family moved to Greenwood, WI and G.S. became a farmer. Their two younger sons, George Henry (Known as Henry) and Harvey Finkle were born in Greenwood, WI. Edwin met and married Ellen Eliza Elmer, her father had moved his family from Columbus, Wisconsin to Greenwood when Ellen was 8 years old. Floraine was one of 3 girls and 1 son to live to be an adult. Floraine and her brother George have passed away. Floraine's oldest sister (at almost 90 years old) and youngest sister at 80 years old are still living. Floraine was my aunt. If you want more information you are welcome to e-mail me privately. Barbara



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