Biography of Walker Finley (1848- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 538.

Walker FINLEY, farmer, of Lincoln County, Mo., and native of same, was born in 1848, his parents being Cyrus and Jane (SHANNON) FINLEY, who were born in Virginia and Kentucky in 1801 and 1809, and died in Missouri in 1862 and 1887 respectively. The father went to Kentucky when a young man, and was married in Shelby County in 1828 and the next year came to Lincoln County, Mo., where they cleared a farm, and were among the prominent citizens of the county. Two of their ten children are dead. Walker FINLEY is the youngest of their children. He received such education as could be obtained in the schools of his day, and was married in 1876 to Mary Ann, a daughter of Gilmore FINLEY, of Kentucky. She was born in Lincoln County and Cyrus Gilmore, Cynthia N., Justina May and Charles Walker and an infant are the children born to her union with Mr. FINLEY. The latter has always resided on the old home farm, and is the owner of 253 acres of good land. He supports the principles of the Democratic party, and his first presidential vote was cast for Horace GREELEY. His wife is a member of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Betty Lavy Krieg, 30 Jul 2001.  Link change or update: 24 September 2001

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