Ralph Joseph Manganiello1,2

M, #3721
Step-father*Gregory Francis Mertens1
Mother*Theresa Vignone1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  2. [S6896] Cindy Mertens Ochsner e-mail to Linda Frank Berg.

Theresanna Manganiello1,2

F, #3722
Step-father*Gregory Francis Mertens1
Mother*Theresa Vignone1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  2. [S6896] Cindy Mertens Ochsner e-mail to Linda Frank Berg.

Mistie Kay Rosenberry1,2

F, #3723
Father*LeRoy Rosenberry1,2
Mother*Jennifer Kay Mertens1

Family History – see:

     Mistie married Brandon Michael Ashby on April 15, 2000 at Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.2

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  2. [S6424] Correspondence, Betty Hageman Smith to Linda Frank Berg.

Randi Marie English1

F, #3724
Father*Devon English1,2
Mother*Jennifer Kay Mertens1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  2. [S6424] Correspondence, Betty Hageman Smith to Linda Frank Berg.

Benjamin William English1

M, #3725
Father*Devon English1
Mother*Jennifer Kay Mertens1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Hannah Rose English1

F, #3726
Father*Devon English1
Mother*Jennifer Kay Mertens1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Jessie Marie Kaiser1,2

F, #3727
Father*Alfred S. Kaiser1
Mother*Margaret Alice Rackers1 b. February 1, 1949

Family History – see:

     Jessie married Matthew John Kramer on September 29, 2012.2

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  2. [S8663] Margaret Rackers Kaiser, Family Group Sheet for Kaiser Family Family.

Lucas Wayne Verslues1

M, #3728
Father*Daniel R. "Cotton" Verslues1
Mother*Marilyn Rose "Cookie" Rackers1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Tammy Gene Mulholland1

F, #3729

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  2. [S6922] Invitation to Wedding, September 14, 1991.

Danielle Woods Rackers1

F, #3730
Father*Thomas Gerard Rackers1
Mother*Tammy Gene Mulholland1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Brandon Rackers1

M, #3731
Father*Thomas Gerard Rackers1
Mother*Tammy Gene Mulholland1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Joseph Britton1

M, #3732
     Joseph married Rebecca Ann Rackers, daughter of Vernon Emil Rackers and Alice Marie Mertens, on May 18, 1991.1

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Brandy Nicole Britton1

F, #3733
Father*Joseph Britton1
Mother*Rebecca Ann Rackers1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Michelle Marie Britton1

F, #3734
Father*Joseph Britton1
Mother*Rebecca Ann Rackers1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Marie Nicole Britton1

F, #3735
Father*Joseph Britton1
Mother*Rebecca Ann Rackers1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Rachael Jo Britton1

F, #3736
Father*Joseph Britton1
Mother*Rebecca Ann Rackers1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Scott Crowell

M, #3737

Josh Crowell1

M, #3738
Father*Scott Crowell1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Justin Crowell1

M, #3739
Father*Scott Crowell1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Shawn Thomas Stumpe1,2

M, #3740
     Shawn married Abbey Lynn Kaiser, daughter of Alfred S. Kaiser and Margaret Alice Rackers, on October 11, 1997.1,2

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  2. [S8663] Margaret Rackers Kaiser, Family Group Sheet for Kaiser Family Family.

Ty Hunter1

M, #3741
Mother*Sara Ann Rackers1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Alex Michael Kever1

M, #3742
Mother*Ann Marie Kever1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Adam Joseph Britton1

M, #3743
Father*Joseph Britton1
Mother*Rebecca Ann Rackers1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Nicholas William Howser1

M, #3744
Father*William Edward Howser1
Mother*Elizabeth Ann Williams1

Family History – see:

Citations

  1. [S637] Birth announcement for Nicholas William Howser.

William Charles Finke1

M, #3745, b. June 14, 1857, d. July 8, 1925
Father*Henry C. Finke2 b. May 23, 1814, d. September 13, 1895
Mother*Sophia Meyer2 b. July 18, 1820, d. March 31, 1915
William C. Finke
     William Charles Finke, son of Henry C. Finke and Sophia Meyer, was born on June 14, 1857 in California, Moniteau County, Missouri.3,4,1,5 Conflicting evidence placed his birth on June 11, 1857, according to his death certificate.2
He was enumerated with his parent Henry C. Finke on the 1860 U. S. Census for Missouri. He was listed as a three-year-old male born in Missouri.6
He lived with his parents, Sophia and Henry, in 1880 at High Street in California, Moniteau County, Missouri.3
William Charles was a store clerk in 1880.3
William was enumerated as the son of Henry C. Finke on the 1880 U. S. Census of Missouri. He was listed as a 23-year-old single white male who was born in Missouri.3
When William's father, Henry C. retired in 1895, the ownership of the theatre was turned over to his son, William Finke.7,8,9
In September, 1894, the congregation of the German Evangelical Church decided to build a new church building. William Finke was a member of this congregation and was elected to be on this building committee. Later this church became known as the United Church of Christ of California.10
Mr. Finke served two terms as mayor of California, Missouri, during which the city water works were secured and the wells were put down. He also served four terms on the city council.11,9
William Charles was a Landlord in 1900.4
William married Margaret "Maggie" Anderson, daughter of W. Anderson and M. (?), in 1900.12,4,1,13
William is a head of household on the 1900 U. S. Census of Missouri. He was identified as a married white 42-year-old male born in Missouri. He reads, writes, and speaks English. His parents were born in Germany. His home is owned free of mortgage. Enumerated with him were: his wife Margaret, his mother Sophia.4
Margaret and William Charles Finke lived in 1900 in Missouri. Residing with them were, William's mother, Sophia Meyer..4
Margaret and William Charles Finke lived in 1910 at High Street in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Maxine, William's sister, Emma R. Finke, William's mother, Sophia Meyer..4
William Charles was a manager of an opera house. between 1910 and 1925 at Missouri.4,14,2
William is a head of household on the 1910 U. S. Census of Missouri. He was identified as a 52-year-old married white male born in Missouri. His parents were both born in Germany. He speaks, reads, and writes English. His home in owned free of mortgage. Enumerated with him were: his wife Margaret, his daughter Maxine, his mother Sophia, his sister Emma R.15
William Charles was listed in Sophia Meyer's obituary in March, 1915 as surviving.16,13
Margaret and William Charles Finke lived in 1920 at 519 High Street in California, Moniteau County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Maxine..4
William is a head of household, under the name of "Wm C. Finke", on the 1920 U. S. Census of High Street, Missouri. He was identified as a 62-year-old married white male who was born in Missouri and reads, writes, and speaks English. His home is owned free of mortgage. His parents were both born in Germany. Enumerated with him were: his wife Margaret, his daughter Maxine.14
William died on July 8, 1925 in Missouri, at age 68, Margaret "Maggie" Anderson was the informant on his death certificate.13,1,2 His cause of death was Chronic Myocarditis and Angina Pectoris.2 His obituary was published in an unknown newspaper on July 9, 1925 at Missouri.5 His obituary stated:
William Charles Finke, Native born Californian, a California business since boyhood, and for many years owner and manager of the California Opera House died very suddenly yesterday morning. He had been to the post office for his mail and carried a chunk of ice up the stairway to the home when his heart gave way, and he died in a few minutes. Dr. Kibbe arrived just before he died but no relief was possible. About 18 months ago he had a very severy spell, and since that time his heart has not responded well. Dr. L. M. Gray had been caring for him and cautioning him about exertion, and while he had been about his business he had been very quiet, and careful. Dr. Gray was in the country when he was stricken. Mr. Finke was born in California. His father was a clothier and Will took up the business, but retired later to take charge of the Opera House. He was born June 14, 1857. He is survived by his wife and one daughter Maxine, who was attending the Warrensburg Teachers College. A more extended notice, will be given next week. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. Bierbaum and Rev. Posey, at the Evangelical church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon.
5

His funeral service was held on July 10, 1925 at Evangelical Church, California, Moniteau County, Missouri.5 William Charles Finke was buried on July 10, 1925 in California Masonic Cemetery in California, Moniteau County, Missouri.1,2
William C. & Margaret Anderson Finke Tombstone

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1860California, Moniteau County, MissouriHenry C. Finke6
1880MissouriHenry C. Finke3
1900MissouriWilliam Charles Finke4
1910MissouriWilliam Charles Finke15
1920High Street, California, Moniteau County, MissouriWilliam Charles Finke14

Family

Margaret "Maggie" Anderson b. March 1, 1874, d. March 13, 1942
Child

Citations

  1. [S5444] California Masonic Cemetery, California Masonic Cemetery Burial Records.
  2. [S5445] William Charles Finke Death Certificate.
  3. [S3160] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), H. C. Finke household.
  4. [S3161] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William C. Finke household.
  5. [S6771] Obituary of William C. Finke.
  6. [S2373] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry C. Fink household.
  7. [S5711] Moniteau County Historical Society, Life and Times in Moniteau County, Volume 5, pages 21-22.
  8. [S1018] Jessie Paulette Gamm Kittleson, Swillum Family History, Mrs. M. Stanley's obituary.
  9. [S6775] Finke Influence was felt throughout California.
  10. [S5167] Moniteau County Historical Society, Moniteau County, Missouri Family History Book.
  11. [S5711] Moniteau County Historical Society, Life and Times in Moniteau County, Volume 5.
  12. [S638] Research Papers, Frank and Swillum families. Prepared by Ernie Frank Jr.
  13. [S1018] Jessie Paulette Gamm Kittleson, Swillum Family History.
  14. [S3162] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William C. Finke household.
  15. [S3163] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William C. Finke household.
  16. [S943] Obituary of Sophia Finke.
  17. [S6776] Maxine Stanley Death Certificate.

Margaret "Maggie" Anderson1

F, #3746, b. March 1, 1874, d. March 13, 1942
Father*W. Anderson
Mother*M. (?)2
Maggie Anderson Finke
     Margaret "Maggie" Anderson was also known as Sarah M.3,2 Her nickname was "Maggie." Margaret "Maggie" Anderson, daughter of W. Anderson and M. (?), was born on March 1, 1874 in Missouri.4,2
Margaret married William Charles Finke, son of Henry C. Finke and Sophia Meyer, in 1900.5,4,2,1
Margaret was enumerated as the wife of William Charles Finke under the name of "Margaret Finke" on the 1900 U. S. Census of California, Moniteau County, Missouri. She was listed as a 26-year-old married white female who was born in Missouri. She is able to read, write, and speak English. Her father was born in Ireland and her mother in Missouri.4
Margaret and William Charles Finke lived in 1900 in Missouri. Residing with them were, William's mother, Sophia Meyer..4 ; Postcard to her niece, Mrs. Joe N. Frank (Mabel Swillum Frank)
Postcard to her aunt, Mrs. Joe N. Frank (Mabel Swillum Frank)

Margaret and William Charles Finke lived in 1910 at High Street in California, Moniteau County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Maxine, William's sister, Emma R. Finke, William's mother, Sophia Meyer..4 As of 1910, Margaret "Maggie" Anderson was also known as Sarah M.3
Margaret was enumerated as the wife of William Charles Finke under the name of "Sarah M. Finke" on the 1910 U. S. Census of Missouri. She was listed as a 35-year-old married white female, born in Missouri. She has borne one child, who is living. She is able to read, write, and speak English. Her mother was born in Missouri and her father in Ireland.3
Margaret and William Charles Finke lived in 1920 at 519 High Street in California, Moniteau County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Maxine..4
Margaret was enumerated as the wife of William Charles Finke under the name of "Sarah M. Finke" on the 1920 U. S. Census of High Street, Missouri. She was listed as a 43-year-old married white female who was born in Missouri, as was her mother. Sarah reads, writes, and speaks English. Her father was born in Ireland.6 At the time of her husband's death in 1925, Margaret resided in Missouri.7
After the death of her husband, William, Margaret and her daughter, Maxine, managed the Finke Theater until 1937.8,9
After the death of her father, William, Maxine and her mother, Margaret, managed the Finke Theater until 1937, when it was sold to J. Nash and Henry J. Holloway.8,9,1 Her husband, William, died on July 8, 1925 at age 68. She was the informant on his death certificate.1,2,7
Margaret was listed in William Charles Finke's obituary on July 9, 1925 as surviving.10
Margaret was manager of a theatre in 1930 at Missouri.11
Margaret is a head of household, under the name of "Margaret Finck", on the 1930 U. S. Census of Missouri. She was identified as a 54-year-old white widowed female, born in Missouri. Her mother was also born in Missouri, while her father was born in Ireland. She is able to read, write, and speak English. She owns her home, which is valued at $5000.00.
. Enumerated with her were.11
Margaret was listed in Emma R. Finke's obituary on November 18, 1939 as surviving.1
Margaret died on March 13, 1942 at age 68.2,1 She was buried in March, 1942 in California Masonic Cemetery in California, Moniteau County, Missouri.2
William C. & Margaret Anderson Finke Tombstone

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1900California, Moniteau County, MissouriWilliam Charles Finke4
1910MissouriWilliam Charles Finke3
1920High Street, California, Moniteau County, MissouriWilliam Charles Finke6
1930MissouriMargaret "Maggie" Anderson11

Family

William Charles Finke b. June 14, 1857, d. July 8, 1925
Child

Citations

  1. [S1018] Jessie Paulette Gamm Kittleson, Swillum Family History.
  2. [S5444] California Masonic Cemetery, California Masonic Cemetery Burial Records.
  3. [S3163] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William C. Finke household.
  4. [S3161] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William C. Finke household.
  5. [S638] Research Papers, Frank and Swillum families. Prepared by Ernie Frank Jr.
  6. [S3162] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William C. Finke household.
  7. [S5445] William Charles Finke Death Certificate.
  8. [S5711] Moniteau County Historical Society, Life and Times in Moniteau County, Volume 5, pages 21-22.
  9. [S6775] Finke Influence was felt throughout California.
  10. [S6771] Obituary of William C. Finke.
  11. [S5564] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Margaret Finck household.
  12. [S6776] Maxine Stanley Death Certificate.

Maxine Finke1

F, #3747, b. February 1, 1903, d. December 20, 1951
Father*William Charles Finke1,2 b. June 14, 1857, d. July 8, 1925
Mother*Margaret "Maggie" Anderson1,2 b. March 1, 1874, d. March 13, 1942
     Maxine Finke, daughter of William Charles Finke and Margaret "Maggie" Anderson, was born on February 1, 1903 in California, Moniteau County, Missouri.3,2
She lived with her parents, Margaret and William, in 1910 at High Street, California, Moniteau County, Missouri.4
Maxine was enumerated as the daughter of William Charles Finke on the 1910 U. S. Census of Missouri. She was listed as a seven-year-old white female who was born in Missouri, as were her parents. She is able to read, write, and speak English, and has attended school during the past year.5
Maxine was listed in Sophia Meyer's obituary in March, 1915 as surviving.6,3
She lived with her parents, Margaret and William, in 1920 at 519 High Street, California, Moniteau County, Missouri.4
Maxine was enumerated as the daughter of William Charles Finke on the 1920 U. S. Census of High Street, Missouri. She was listed as a 17-year-old single white female who was born in Missouri, as were her parents. She is able to read, write and speak English and has attended school within the last year.7 Maxine Finke attended Warrensburg Teachers College at Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri, before 1925.8
After the death of her father, William, Maxine and her mother, Margaret, managed the Finke Theater until 1937, when it was sold to J. Nash and Henry J. Holloway.9,10,3
Maxine was listed in William Charles Finke's obituary on July 9, 1925 as surviving.8
Maxine married Herbert Estille Stanley, son of Seton G. Stanley and Martha (?), on August 20, 1927 at Missouri.3,11
Maxine was enumerated as the wife of Herbert Estille Stanley on the 1930 U. S. Census of Missouri. She was listed as a 27-year-old white female, married since the age of 24 years. She and her parents were born in Missouri. She is able to read, write, and speak English and has no occupation at this time.11
Maxine was listed in Emma R. Finke's obituary on November 18, 1939 as surviving.3
Maxine died on December 20, 1951 at The Finke Building, 311 North Main Street in California, Moniteau County, Missouri, at age 48, Herbert Estille Stanley was the informant on her death certificate Her mother (1942) and father (1925) had both died in the same apartment..3,2 Her cause of death was Cerebral hemorrhage and hypertensive arterio-sclerosis.2,3
Her obituary was published circa December 21, 1951 at Missouri.3 Her obituary stated:
Mrs. Maxine Stanley, 48 years old, wife of Herbert Stanley, died unexpectedly of a stroke at her apartment in the Finke building Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Dec. 20. She had been in failing health for the past year, but was apparently as well as usual and she and Mr. Stanley walked to a cafe two blocks from their home for their dinner Thursday. Mr. Stanley, a Mail carrier on rural route No. 3, was at his wife's side when death came. Mrs. Stanley was the daughter of W. C. and Margaret Finke. She was born in California, Mo., Feb. 1, 1903, and had spent her entire life here. Her father died in 1925 and her mother died in 1942. Each of them died suddenly in the apartment where their daughter died.W. C. Finke owned and operated the old Finke Opera House. When moving pictures became popular it was converted to a motion picture show. After Mr. Finke's death Mrs. Finke and her daughter operated the show until about fifteen years ago when they sold it to M. J. Nash of St. Louis. Mrs. Stanley was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and of the Tuesday afternoon bridge club. She was graduate from the California high school and from Lindenwood College at St. Charles. She was married to Herbert Stanley Aug. 20, 1927. Besides her husband her only survivors are two uncles, John and Robert Anderson and two aunts, Mrs. Lillian Duden and Mrs. Mary Michael all of Centertown. Funeral services were held at the Bowlin Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. James Heisner officiating. Jack Bowlin sang, "Sunshine Tomorrow" and "God Will Take Care of You", accompanied by Mrs. K. J. O'Banion. Pallbearers wee employes at the post office Cliff Cloninger, Walter Less, Bert Bryan, Albert Andres, Dorsey Hood and Forrest Katschman. Burial was in the city cemetery. Henry Stanley, a brother of Herbert Stanley, came from Minneapolis, Minn.,to attend the funeral. Because his train arrived late, he reached here a half hour after the funeral..
3

Her funeral service was held on December 22, 1951 at Bowlin Funeral Home, California, Moniteau County, Missouri, with the Reverend James Heisner officiating.3 Maxine Finke was buried on December 22, 1951 in City Cemetery in California, Moniteau County, Missouri.2,3

Mrs. Maxine Stanley Tombstone

Maxine Finke Stanley Tombstone

Family

Herbert Estille Stanley b. July 6, 1895, d. December, 1971

Citations

  1. [S638] Research Papers, Frank and Swillum families. Prepared by Ernie Frank Jr.
  2. [S6776] Maxine Stanley Death Certificate.
  3. [S1018] Jessie Paulette Gamm Kittleson, Swillum Family History.
  4. [S3161] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William C. Finke household.
  5. [S3163] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William C. Finke household.
  6. [S943] Obituary of Sophia Finke.
  7. [S3162] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William C. Finke household.
  8. [S6771] Obituary of William C. Finke.
  9. [S5711] Moniteau County Historical Society, Life and Times in Moniteau County, Volume 5, pages 21-22.
  10. [S6775] Finke Influence was felt throughout California.
  11. [S5565] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Herbert Stanley household.

Emma R. Finke1

F, #3748, b. April 16, 1860, d. November 18, 1939
Father*Henry C. Finke1 b. May 23, 1814, d. September 13, 1895
Mother*Sophia Meyer1 b. July 18, 1820, d. March 31, 1915
Emma Finke Ramsey
      Emma R. Finke, daughter of Henry C. Finke and Sophia Meyer, was born on April 16, 1860 in California, Moniteau County, Missouri.3,4
Emma was enumerated with her parent Henry C. Finke on the 1860 U. S. Census for Missouri. She was listed as a four-month-old female born in Missouri.4
She lived with her parents, Sophia and Henry, in 1880 at High Street, California, Moniteau County, Missouri.5
Mrs. Ramsey devoted herself chiefly to the rearing of her niece, Edna Russell Baker, after the death of her parents when she was quite young.3
Emma was enumerated as the daughter of Henry C. Finke on the 1880 U. S. Census of Missouri. She was listed as a 20-year-old single white female, born in Missouri. Her parents were both born in Hannover.5
At the time of his marriage to Emma Finke, E. S. Ramsey had four daughters from a previous marriage. In 1939, all four of these daughters lived in New York.3
Emma married Dr. E. S. Ramsey in 1903.1,3 Emma R. Finke moved in 1908 from Kansas City, Missouri to Missouri. To care for her aged mother.3
She lived with her brother William Charles Finke and sister-in-law Margaret "Maggie" Anderson at High Street in Missouri, in 1910.6
Emma was enumerated as the sister of William Charles Finke under the name of "Emma Ramsey" on the 1910 U. S. Census of Missouri. She was listed as a 49-year-old widowed white female, who was born in Missouri. She has borne no children. She is able to read, write, and speak English. Both of her parents were born in Germany.7
Emma R. Finke lived in March, 1915 Missouri.8 Emma was the informant listed on the death certificate of Sophia Meyer on March 31, 1915.1,9,10,8,3
Emma R. was listed in Sophia Meyer's obituary in March, 1915 as surviving.9,3 Emma R. Finke moved circa 1916 from California, Missouri to Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa.3 Emma lived with Edna and Samuel A. Lynch, in 1920 at 421 Fremont Street in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa.11
Emma was enumerated as the aunt of under the name of "Emma R. Ramsey" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Iowa. She was listed as a 59-year-old widowed white female who was born in Missouri, her father and mother in Germany. She is able to read, write, and speak English.11 Emma lived with Edna and Samuel A. Lynch, in 1930 at 421 West 24th Street in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa.12
Emma was enumerated as the aunt of Samuel A. Lynch under the name of "Edna Ramsey" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Iowa. She was listed as a 70-year-old widowed white female who is able to read, write, and speak English. She was born in Missouri while her parents were both born in Germany.12 Emma R. Finke was a member of of the Presbyterian Church and director of the Red Cross before 1939 at Iowa.3
Emma died on November 18, 1939 in Iowa, at age 79.13 Her cause of death was carcinoma.3 Her obituary was published in an unknown newspaper on November 18, 1939 at Missouri.3 Her obituary stated:
Mrs. Emma R. Ramsey, died at the home of her niece Mrs. S. A. Lynch, at Cedar Falls, Iowa, Saturday, November 18, after an illness of several months of carcinoma. She was the daughter of Henry C. and Sophia Finke who were prominent citizens of California for many year. She was born April 16, 1860. Her six brothers and sisters preceeded her in death. She grew to womanhood in this city and was confirmed into the evangelical church and was a graduate of the Aurora High School. Mrs. Ramsay was a cultured woman. She was a good musician and during the last years of her life was able to play classical selections. On account of ill health she was never able to attend college, as she had anticipated, but availed herself of a better education by taking a correspondence course and doing a great deal of reading. She was keenly interested in anything intellectual and spiritual. Mrs. Ramsey devoted herself chiefly to the rearing of her niece, Edna Russell Baker, after the death of her parents when she was quite young. This niece married Professor S. A. Lynch in 1897. She was married in 1903 to Dr. E. S. Ramsay, a prominent physician and surgeon of Kansas City, Kans., who had four daughters by a previous marriage. All of the stepdaughters now live in New York. Mrs. Ramsay had no children and after the death of her husband in 1907 she returned to this city and cared for her aged mother. After the death of her mother in 1915 she became a member of the household of Professor and Mrs. Lynch in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She became a member of the Presbyterian Church in Cedar Falls and remained an active member until her death. She was a Red Cross director in one section of Cedar Falls. She leaves her niece Mrs. Herbert Stanley and her mother Mrs. Margaret Finke, who was a sister-in-law, of this city and Mrs. Hal Gamm and Mr. Chas. Swillum of Kansas City and Mrs. J. N. Frank, a niece of Jefferson City. Funeral services were held at Cedar Falls Tuesday afternoon and the body was taken to Kansas City, Kans., for burial Wednesday. Mrs. Finke, Mrs. Stanley and Mrs. C. C. Tieber of this city and Mrs. Frank of Jefferson City attended the burial rites.
3

From her obituary: "Mrs. Ramsay was a cultured woman. she was a good musician and during the last years of her life was able to play classical selections. On account of ill health she was never able to attend college, as she had anticipated, but availed herself of a better education by taking a correspondence course and doing a great deal of reading. She was keenly interested in anything intellectual and spiritual.
She devoted herself chielfy to the rearing of her neice, Edna Russell Baker, after the death of her parents when she was quite young. This niece married Professor S. A. Lynch in 1897."
Her husband, Dr. Ramsey, had four daughters by a previous marriage, all of whom lived in New York at the time of her death. After the death of her husband she returned to California and cared for her mother until her death in 1915. She then moved to Cedar Falls, Iowa and became a member of the household of Professor and Mrs. Lynch.13
Emma R.'s wake was held on November 20, 1939 at Iowa, after which the body was taken to Kansas City, Kansas for burial.3
Her funeral service was held on November 22, 1939 at Daniels Chapel, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas.13 She was buried on November 22, 1939 in Mount Hope Cemetery in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas.13

Family

Dr. E. S. Ramsey d. 1907

Citations

  1. [S638] Research Papers, Frank and Swillum families. Prepared by Ernie Frank Jr.
  2. [S3371] Interview, Georgia Mae Frank Ferguson.
  3. [S1018] Jessie Paulette Gamm Kittleson, Swillum Family History.
  4. [S2373] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry C. Fink household.
  5. [S3160] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), H. C. Finke household.
  6. [S3161] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William C. Finke household.
  7. [S3163] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William C. Finke household.
  8. [S5446] Sophie Finke Death Certificate.
  9. [S943] Obituary of Sophia Finke.
  10. [S5444] California Masonic Cemetery, California Masonic Cemetery Burial Records.
  11. [S3380] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Samuel A. Lynch household.
  12. [S3381] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Samuel A. Lynch household.
  13. [S1018] Jessie Paulette Gamm Kittleson, Swillum Family History, Edna Ramsey obituary.

Dr. E. S. Ramsey1,2

M, #3749, d. 1907
      At the time of his marriage to Emma Finke, E. S. Ramsey had four daughters from a previous marriage. In 1939, all four of these daughters lived in New York.2
E. married Emma R. Finke, daughter of Henry C. Finke and Sophia Meyer, in 1903.1,2
E. died in 1907.2

Family

Emma R. Finke b. April 16, 1860, d. November 18, 1939

Citations

  1. [S638] Research Papers, Frank and Swillum families. Prepared by Ernie Frank Jr.
  2. [S1018] Jessie Paulette Gamm Kittleson, Swillum Family History.

Edna Baker1

F, #3750, b. March 22, 1876, d. April 23, 1964
Father*(?) Baker1
Mother*Matilda Finke1 b. 1854, d. before November 18, 1939
     Edna Baker, daughter of (?) Baker and Matilda Finke, was born on March 22, 1876 in Missouri.1,2
She lived with her grandparents, Sophia and Henry, in 1880 at High Street in California, Moniteau County, Missouri.1
Edna was enumerated as the granddaughter of Henry C. Finke on the 1880 U. S. Census for California, Moniteau County, Missouri. She was listed as a four-year-old single white female, who was born in Missouri. Her mother was born in Ohio.1
Edna married Samuel A. Lynch in 1897.3,4
Edna was listed in Sophia Meyer's obituary in March, 1915 as surviving.5,6
Edna and Samuel A. Lynch lived in 1920 at 421 Fremont Street in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Residing with them were, their children Eugene, Gladys, William and John and other relatives Emma R. Finke..7
Edna was enumerated as the wife of under the name of "Edna B. Lynch" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa. She was listed as a 42-year-old married white female, who is able to read, write, and speak English. She was born in Missouri as was her mother,and her father was born in Ohio.7
Edna and Samuel A. Lynch lived in 1930 at 421 West 24th Street in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Residing with them were, their children John and other relatives Emma R. Finke..4
Edna was enumerated as the wife of Samuel A. Lynch under the name of "Edna Lynch" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Iowa. She was listed as a 54-year-old white female, married since the age of twenty-one. She and her mother were born in Missouri and her father in Ohio. She is able to read, write, and speak English.4
At the death of her second cousin, Charles Henry Swillum, she sent flowers to his funeral.8
Edna died on April 23, 1964 at age 88.2
Her funeral service was held on April 25, 1964 at Dahl Funeral Home, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa, The clergyman at the funeral was Rev. Doyle Hansen. The pallbearers were: Russell Congdon, Marvin Calvert, Chris Scott, Harold Kiepfer, Arnold Webster, and Anton Lund.2 She was buried on April 25, 1964 in Greenwood Mausoleum in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa.2

Citations

  1. [S3160] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), H. C. Finke household.
  2. [S6826] Funeral Card for Edna Baker Lynch.
  3. [S638] Research Papers, Frank and Swillum families. Prepared by Ernie Frank Jr.
  4. [S3381] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Samuel A. Lynch household.
  5. [S943] Obituary of Sophia Finke.
  6. [S1018] Jessie Paulette Gamm Kittleson, Swillum Family History.
  7. [S3380] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Samuel A. Lynch household.
  8. [S5562] Charles Henry Swillum Memorial Register.