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1897 Biography - John H. Finnell

Finnell, John H., was born at Niagara Falls, N. Y., August 18, 1858, a son of Michael Finnell. He was educated in the public schools at Niagara Falls and later took a course in the Niagara Falls Business College. At the age of fifteen he began learning the trade of carpenter and builder, which he has made his life business. ln 1890 he undertook his first large contract and has since that time been continuously and successfully engaged in the business of contracting and building, and is also agent for Niagara county for the Stewart Iron Works of Cincinnati, Ohio, handling their improved iron fencings. He is a director of the Buffalo National Savings and Loan Association and was assistant chief of' the Niagara Falls Fire Department in 1892, and has been a member of the C. M. B. A. since 1881. He is also a member of the New York Mutual Life Association, served eight years in the N. Y. S. N. G. and is at present a member of the Veteran Association. March 7, 1877, he married Mary Penders, who died January 11, 1881, leaving two sons and a daughter. February 5, 1894, Mr. Finnell married Mary C. Macnamee of Cleveland, Ohio.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897


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