Biography - E. C. Finney

E. C. Finney, a retired grain merchant and one of the supervisors of Tuscola township, was born near the village of Annapolis, Park county, Indiana, April 4, 1836. From 1869 to 1891 he was extensively engaged in the grain business at Tuscola, but in the latter year he sold his interest to his partner, Charles L. McMasters. His father was Robert Finnev, who was a native of North Carolina, and who emigrated to Indiana in the year 1844. Robert was a son of Joseph Finney, who came to this country in its early history and participated in manv of the conflicts for liberty. His mother, whose maiden name was Malinda Hunt, was a daughter of Nathan Hunt; she was born in North Carolina and moved to Indiana when but a child. Robert Finney died in Indiana in 1861, in the fifty-fourth year of his age, and his mother in Tuscola, Illinois, October 16, 1897, at the ripe old age of eighty-one years.

Mr. Finney has been identified with the business interests of Tuscola since 1868 and is an upright and universally respected citizen. He belongs to the Methodist Episcopal church and is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

Extracted 30 Jun 2017 by Norma Hass from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, published in 1900, pages 164-165.

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