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George Poulson Finney

Before the war

He was born about 1827/1830, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to William Penn and Mary Finney. [sources: date: 14 (34 at enlistment in 1861), 21 (64 at death in 1891), 27 (20 in 1850), 28 (30 [?] in 1870), 29 (50 in 1880). place: 14, 21, 27, 28, 29. parents: 24, 29]

In 1850, he was living in ward 6, Southwark, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents William P and Mary Finney, with Elizabeth and Lucy (presumably his siblings), and with Eliza Poulson. He was a printer. [source: 27]

In 1858, he may have been a carpenter, living at 1028 Parker Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 34]

In 1859, he may have been a carpenter, living at 1028 Parker Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 34]

In 1860, he may have been a watchman, living at 8th & Catharine Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 34]

In 1861, he may have been a carpenter, living at 1028 Parker Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 34]

When he enlisted, he was a printer. [source: 14]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair. [source: 14]

During the war

He also served in company E [?] of the 21st Pennsylvania Infantry. He was mustered into service on 21 April 1861, and was mustered out on 8 August 1861. [source 10]

He enlisted in company H of the 91st Pennsylvania on 26 December 1861. He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Henry. He was mustered into service as sergeant on 28 December 1861. [sources: 10, 13, 14, 39, 40, 41]

He was promoted to first sergeant on 20 May 1862, replacing Stephen Eastwick. [source: 13]

On 23 July 1862 (or 25 July), he came across John Mann returning drunk, after having missed Battalian Drill. When Finney asked where he had been, Mann told Finney to go to Hell. Finney assigned Corporal John Goodwin to watch him, while Finney had Lieutenant Dyke sign an order confining him to the Guard House at the slave pen. While Finney was away, Goodwin left to get his sidearms, and Mann started to walk away. Lieutenant Dyke and Sergeant Finney tried to convince Mann to go without resisting, but he refused. When Sergeant Finney grabbed him, Mann struck Finney in the chest, and swung at Lieutenant Dyke. As they were going to the guard house, Mann tried to convince Finney to forgive him, but failed. [source: 23]

On 12 August 1862, he testified at John Mann's court martial. [source: 23]

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was then commanding the company. When William Reiff collapsed from exhaustion and heat, Finney roused him by throwing water in his face. [sources: 18, 20]

In 1863, he was listed as living at 922 Wharton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a painter (sic, apparently a mistake for printer). [source: 34]

He re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer. [sources: 1, 10 (mustered out 25 Dec 63)]

On 27 February 1864, he married Mary Theresa Hagan, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was born in May 1837, in Ireland. They had at least one child (and possibly three, all dead by 1900): [sources: 28, 29, 35]

He was in the Battle before Petersburg on 18 June 1864. [source: 26]

On 28 September 1864, he was reported to be under arrest. [source: 16]

On 30 October 1864, he received a commission as Lieutenant from the Governor of Pennsylvania. On 31 October 1864, Sellers asked that he be discharged to enable him to accept that commission. He was promoted on 3 November 1864 to first lieutenant of company H. [sources: 1, 5, 12, 17]

On 6 November 1864, he was assigned to command company B in addition to his present command (H). On 11 November 1864, Captains John Donnell, William Michael, and Lieutenant John Graham were appointed a board of survey to determine for how much government property in company B he was responsible. [sources: 6, 7]

He was promoted to captain of company H on 4 January 1865. [sources: 1, 3, 8]

In 1865, he was listed as living at 922 Wharton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 34]

On 27 January 1865, he and other officers met near Petersburg Virginia and adopted a testimonial to Captain James Closson, who had died in November 1864, of wounds received in action. [source: 4]

He was captured on 6 February 1865 at Hatcher's Run, Virginia. On 22 March 1865, he was reported gained from missing in action. [sources: 1 (roster & p.192), 2, 19]

He was mustered out 10 July 1865 with his company. He was captain of company H. [sources: 1, 3, 39, 40, 41]

On 20 July 1865, he certified information about James Thompson. [source: 25]

After the war

On 9 October 1865, he certified information about Stephen Whinna, for his widow's pension application. He was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 26]

In 1867, he was living at 922 Wharton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his father. He was a printer. [source: 34]

In 1868, he was living at 922 Wharton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his father. He was a printer. [source: 34]

On 13 September 1869, he testified supporting William Andrew's pension application. [source: 36]

In 1870, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents William and Mary Finney, with his wife Mary and their son Lewis, with Annie and Lucy Finney, and Eliz Poulson. He was a watchman. [source: 28]

In 1880, he was living at 1717 Moyamensing Avenue, ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Mary and their son Louis, along with his parents William and Mary Finney. He was a printer. [source: 29]

In 1890, he was living in a lodging house at 440 Lombard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He had received a "shell concussion shot in the head at Hatcher['s] Run + Gettysburg". [sources: 10, 11]

On 6 May 1891, his son, Louis Beck Finney, died, at Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was buried at the Sixth Street Union Vault, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 33]

He died at Philadelphia Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 10 August 1891, of marasmus and acute alcoholism. He was a printer. He died at or was buried from 325 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the residence of his sister, Mrs Lucy Hagans. He was buried on 15 August 1891, at Ronaldson's Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 21, 22, 24]

On 1 September 1891, his widow, Mary S [?] Finney, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension. Her certificate was dated 14 January 1892; she initially received $8 per month. [sources: 15, 22, 37]

In 1900, his widow, Mary Finney, may have been a boarder at 1302 Warnock Street, ward 26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a dressmaker This Mary Finney immigrated in 1847, and had had three children, none of whom were living. [source: 30]

On 19 April 1908, Mary Finney's pension was increased to $12 per month, under the Act of 19 April 1908. [source: 37]

In 1910, his widow, Mary Finney, may have been a lodger at 915 South 16th Street, ward 30, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was not working. This Mary Finney immigrated in 1847, and had had three children, none of whom were living. [source: 31]

On 21 September 1916, Mary Finney's pension was increased to $20 per month, retroactive to 8 September 1916, presumably under the Act of 8 September 1916. [source: 37]

Effective 6 October 1917, Mary Finney's pension was increased to $25 per month, presumably under the Act of 6 October 1917. [source: 37]

On 1 May 1920, Mary Finney's pension was increased to $30 per month, presumably under the Act of 1 May 1920. [source: 37]

In 1920, his widow, Mary Finney, may have been a roomer at 3708 Woodland Avenue, ward 27, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was not working. [source: 32]

On 12 October 1920, his widow, Mary F Finney, died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 37, 38]

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster, and on p.192.)

2 'Address of Chaplain Joseph Welch', Pennsylvania at Gettysburg, vol. 1 (1914), pp.500-507, at p.506.

3 Official Army Register

4 testimonial to James Closson, adopted 27 Jan 1865

5 letter, Sellers to Tayman, 31 October 1864

6 special order 105, HQ 91st PA, 6 November 1864 Geo P Finney

7 special order 107, HQ 91st PA, 7 November 1864

8 special order 2, HQ 91st PA, 4 January 1865

9 [undated and untitled chart with officers' names] (two references: Finny, and Capt Finney)

10 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [108], page 2 (image 422 on Ancestry), line 15 (George P Finney)

11 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

12 company H, list of commissioned officers (George P Finney [2 entries])

13 company H, list of non-commissioned officers (George P Finney [3 entries])

14 company H, descriptive roll, #92 (George P Finny)

15 pension index, by name (George P Finney)

16 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 28 September 1864 (1st Sgt Finney)

17 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 4 November 1864 (Sergt Finney)

18 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (George P Finney)

19 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania ([not named])

20 W C Reiff, 'Struggle for the Union. Trials of a boy in the Gettysburg campaign'. National Tribune 6 August 1896, (Capt Finney)

21 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10 August 1891, #3452 (Geo P Finney)

22 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (George P Finney)

23 National Archives and Records Administration. Record Group 153. Court-martial case file KK-213 (Sergeant George P Finney)

24 death notice, Philadelphia inquirer, 14 August 1891, page 6 (George P Finney)

25 abstract of widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, RG 15, WC 52233, Joanna Chew Thompson widow of James L Thompson (George P Finney)

26 certificate, in abstract of widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate number WC 57,867 (Mary Ann B Jenkins widow of Stephen Smith Whinna) (George P Finney)

27 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Southwark, ward 6, microfilm series M432, film 822, page 430 verso = 32 handwritten = 896 handwritten (George Finney)

28 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, district 84, microfilm series M593, film 1413, page 177 verso = 51 handwritten (George Finney)

29 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 4, microfilm series T9, film 1166, page 50 = 1 A handwritten (Geo P Finney)

30 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 618, microfilm series T623, film 1468, page 44 = 8 A handwritten (Mary Finney)

31 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 30, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 695, microfilm series T624, film 1399, page 259 = 7 B handwritten (Mary Finney)

32 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 27, microfilm series T625, film 1631, page 143 = 8 B handwritten (Mary Finney)

33 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 10 May 1891, page 6 (Louis Beck Finney)

34 [various Philadelphia city directories]

35 IGI, batch M748732, source 1765018, abstracted from marriage returns, 1860-1865, Philadelphia Pennsylvania Board of Health (George Poulson Finney)

36 pension documents file, soldier's certificate 101448, William H Andrews, H 91 PA Vols (George P Finney)

37 Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933 (Mary F Finney widow of George P)

38 1920 ("F500 Mary F Finney 108635 Phila 10/12")

39 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George P Finney)

40 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George P Finny)

41 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George P Finey)

Note re identification

Note that the newspaper death notice (24) mentions his parents, and does not mention a spouse, and that George Finney was buried from his sister's residence. Does that suggest that he was not married? If so, he is not the George Finney who served in the 91st (and the death notice also does not invite members of the 91st to his funeral). (But perhaps they were estranged.)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

Rootsweb WorldConnect
accessed 26 December 2011 and again on 10 January 2014
Pennsylvania veterans' burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 6 May 2011)
1860 US census
FamilySearch and Fold3 indices (accessed 26 December 2011)
he is not living with his parents, who are at Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 292 = 194 handwritten: William P (printer, 50), Mary (46), Elizabeth (dress maker, 24), Anna (6) (all born PA), and Eliza Poulson (74)--no George
1930 US census
Fold3 index (accessed 26 December 2011)
FamilySearch index (accessed 26 December 2011)
1940 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 10 January 2014)
Philadelphia death certificates 1803-1915
checked FamilySearch index for Mary Finney; no apparent candidates (accessed 26 December 2011)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 10 Jan 2014)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 10 Jan 2014)
Find a grave
accessed 10 January 2014 (searched by name and by cemetery)

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George Poulson Finney in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Southwark, ward 6, microfilm series M432, film 822, page 430 verso = 32 handwritten = 896 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1870 census entry transcribed below; note also (3) that Eliza Poulson's family name matches George Poulson Finney's middle name; perhaps he is named for her]
line232425262728
Dwellings visited221     
Families visited253     
NameWilliam P FinneyMary "George "Elizabeth "Lucy "Eliza Poulson
Age423820171566
SexMFMFFF
Color      
Occupation of males over 15 yearsPrinter Printer  none
Real estate owned      
Birthplace" [sc. Pennsylvania]""""New Jersey
Married within year      
Attended school within year   11 
Over 20 & can't read/write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, district 84, microfilm series M593, film 1413, page 177 verso = 51 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) his parents' names match the parents' names in the 1880 census entry transcribed below, but note that (2) his occupation does not match the occupation listed in the company descriptive book (entry 14 above)]
[the parents and siblings clearly match the 1850 entry above]
line56789101112
Dwelling-house number76       
Family number89       
NameFinney William- Mary- George- Mary- Annie- LewisPoulson ElizFinney Lucy
Age595530 [?]251478124
SexMFMFFMFF
ColorWWWWWWWW
OccupationPrinterKeeping houseWatchmanAt homeAt schoolAt schoolAt homeAt home
Real estate value        
Personal estate value$100       
BirthplacePennPennPennIrelandPennPennNew JerseyPenn
Father foreign born   1    
Mother foreign born   1    
Birth month if born within year        
Marriage month if married within year        
Attended school past year    11  
Can't read        
Can't write        
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 1     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...        

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 4, microfilm series T9, film 1166, page 50 = 1 A handwritten]
[identification is probable, since (1) his occupation matches the occupation in the company descriptive roll (entry 14) and (2) his spouse's name matches the name of the widow who applied for a pension]
line45678
street nameMoyamensing Ave
house number1717    
dwelling visit #2    
family visit #2    
nameFinney Geo P.- Mary T.- Louis B.- William P.- Mary J.
colorWWWWW
sexMFMMF
age5042186864
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeSonFatherMother
single  1  
married11 11
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationPrinterKeeping HouseApprentice to PrinterGentlemanLady
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year     
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennIrelandPennPennPenn
father's birthplacePennIrelandPennPennPenn
mother's birthplacePennIreland" [sc. Ireland]PennPenn

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [108], page 2 (image 422 on Ancestry), line 15]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 15
[house] 440
[family] [blank]
[name] George P. Finney
[the next 6 entries have two lines each]
[rank] Capt [?]
[company] H
[unit] 91 Penn Vol
[enlistment date] 26 Dec 1861
[discharge date] Dec 25 1863
[length of service] [blank] years, 2 months, [blank] days [sic]

[rank] 1st sgt
[company] E [?]
[unit] 21 Penn Vol
[enlistment date] 21 Apr 1861
[discharge date] Aug 8 1861
[length of service] [blank] years, 3 months, [blank] days

[post office address] 440 Lombard
[disability incurred] received shell concussion shot in the head at Hatcher Run + Gettysburg
[remarks] Discharge [two illegible words]
[many other people are listed at 440 Lombard]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription at Ancestry, January 2005]
Philip Fine, lodging, 440 Lombard

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 26, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 618, microfilm series T623, film 1468, page 44 = 8 A handwritten]
[identification is uncertain. this is the only plausible candidate in 1900, but I do not have clear evidence that Mary Finney was alive in 1900]
[the head of household is Kate Gillespie]
line39
streetWarnock St
house number[1302]
dwelling number[142]
family number[158]
nameFinney Mary
relationshipBoarder
colorW
sexF
birth dateMay 1837
age63
married?W
# years marriedX
mother of how many children?3
# of children living0
birthplaceIreland
father's birthplaceIreland
mother's birthplaceIreland
immigration year1847
# years in USA53
naturalized citizen? 
occupationDressmaker
# months not employed0
# months in school 
can readYes
can writeYes
speaks EnglishYes
owned/rented 
free or mortgaged 
farm/house[H]
# of farm schedule 

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 30, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 695, microfilm series T624, film 1399, page 259 = 7 B handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; see the 1900 census above]
[the head of house is James E Careoven [??], 55, born New York, a pressman for a job printer]
line75
streetSouth 16th Street
house nr[915]
dwelling nr[122]
family nr[132]
nameFinney Mary
relationshipLodger
sexF
colorW
age70
marital statusWd
#years present marriage 
mother of # children3
mother of # living children0
birthplaceScot [sic] English
father's birthplaceIre English
mother's birthplaceIre English
immigrated1847
naturalized/alien 
speaks EnglishEnglish
occupationnone
nature of industry etc. 
employer etc. 
out of work 15 Apr 1910? 
# weeks out of work 1909 
can readyes
can writeyes
school since 1 Sep 09 
owned/rented 
owned free or mortagaged 
farm/house[H]
nr on farm schedule 
civil war vet 
blind 
deaf & dumb 

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 27, microfilm series T625, film 1631, page 143 = 8 B handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; see 1900 census above]
[the head of household is James Corcoran, 62, born NY, no occupation]
line85
streetWoodland avenue
house number[3708]
dwelling visit number[169]
family visit number[169]
nameFinney Mary
relationshipRoomer
own/rent 
free/mortgaged (if owned) 
sexF
raceW
age at last birthday84
marital statusWd
year of immigrationun
naturalized/alienun
year of naturalization 
attended school since Sept 1919
can readYes
can writeYes
birth placeIreland
native languageIrish
father's birthplaceIreland
father's native languageIrish
mother's birthplaceIreland
mother's native languageIrish
can speak EnglishYes
occupationNone
industry, business 
employment status 
number of farm schedule 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 11 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Finney, George P.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt. | Capt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 11 March 2014]

Finny, George P.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt. | Capt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Finney, George P.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 13 Apr 14]

Finey, George P.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Sgt. | Capt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Finney, George P.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10 August 1891, #3452, Geo P Finney]
[source: www.familysearch.org]

RETURN OF DEATH IN THE PHILADELPHIA HOSPITAL.
3452 [?]
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Geo. P. Finney.
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 64 yrs.
5. Married
6. Date of Death, 8/10/91
7. Cause of Death, Marasmus + Acute Alcoholism
C. S. Martin
RESIDENT PHYSICIAN,
Philadelphia Hospital.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE.
8. Occupation, Printer
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 5" Ward
12. Street and Number, 325 Lombard
13. Date of Burial, Aug 15" 1891
14. Place of Burial, Ronaldson's Cemety
E. Bowers + Don Undertaker
Residence, 1018 S 2 St
Date of Certificate, Aug 14 [?] /91

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia inquirer, 14 August 1891, page 6, George P Finney]
[transcribed May 2011, from GenealogyBank]

FINNEY.--On the 10th inst., George P. Finney, son of the late William P. and Mary Finney, aged 60 years.

The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Saturday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Lucy Hagans, 325 Lombard street. Interment at Ronaldson's Cemetery.

death notice, Louis Beck Finney

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 10 May 1891, page 6, Louis Beck Finney]

FINNEY.--On the 6th inst., at Atlantic City, Louis Beck, son of George and Mary Finney, and grandson of the late William P. and Mary Finney, in the 30th [??] year of his age.

The relatives and friends of the family and Letter Carriers' Protective Association, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Monday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from his late residence, 325 Lombard street. Interment at Sixth Street Union Vault.

Philadelphia directories

[transcribed from Fold3]

[1857 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 209]
[no George]
Finney Wm. P., printer, 378 Wharton

[1858 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 210]
[no George or William Finney]

[page 205]
[no William]

Feeney George P., carp., 1028 Parker

[1859 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 220]
[no William or George Finney]

[page 215]
Feeney George P., carp., 1028 Parker
Feeney Wm., printer, 922 Wharton
Feeney Wm. P., printer, rear 132 S 3d, h 912 Wharton

[NB: 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 2, microfilm series M653, film 1152, page 166 = 166 handwritten:]
George B Feeney, 31, H. Carpenter, born Del., married Mary (25 b. PA), with Mary (6, b. PA), Ellen (5, b. PA), Martha (3 b. PA)
[the 1870 FamilySearch index doesn't have any George Finney's born in Delaware]


[1860 Biddle's Philadelphia directory, page 322]
[no Wm P; none at 922 Wharton; no Wm printer/painter]

Finney George watchm. 8th & Catharine
page 295]
[only George Feeney is George B Feeney carpenter 633 Barclay h 1028 Parker]

Feeney William P., printer, 922 Wharton

[1861 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 303]
[no George or William Finney; no one on Wharton]
[page 295]
Feeney George, carpenter, 1028 Parker
Feeney George B., carpenter, 633 Barclay
Feeney William Penn, printer, 922 Wharton

[1862 Biddle/McElroy's Philadelphia directory page 207]
[no Wm or George Finney; no interesting Feeney's either; OCR index didn't have any 922 Wharton]


[1863 Biddle/McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 249]
[no George]

Finney William P., painter [sic], 922 Wharton

[1865 Sherman's Philadelphia directory, page 230]
Finney George, army, 922 Wharton
Finney William Penn, printer, 922 Wharton

[1867 McElroy's Philadelphia directory, page 300]
Finney George P., printer, 922 Wharton
[page 301] Finney William P., printer, 922 Wharton

[1868 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 576]
Finney George P., printer, h 922 Wharton
Finney William P., printer, h 922 Wharton

marriage record

[IGI, batch M748732, source 1765018, abstracted from marriage returns, 1860-1865, Philadelphia Pennsylvania Board of Health]
[accessed on FamilySearch, 26 December 2011]

George Poulson Finney, married Mary Theresa Hagan, 27 February 1864, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Veterans administration pension payment card

[Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933, Mary F Finney widow of George P]
[transcribed 10 January 2014, from FamilySearch]

511
NAME: Finney Mary F
Certificate No. 320121
ARMY WIDOW.
Law: ACT OF APRIL 19, 1908.
Name of Soldier: George P.
Service: Capt H 91 Pa
W
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
 8Sept 1 1891Jan 14 1892
 12APRIL 19, 1908 
INCREASE20SEP 8 1916Sept 21 1916
INC. 25 OCTOBER 6, 1917
Inc 30 May 1, 1920
MINORS--$2 PER MONTH ADDITIONAL. [blank]
Fees: [blank]
Transferred from: PHILADELPHIA
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: Oct. 12 1920
Bureau notified NOV 15 1920
Remarks: [blank]
Former Roll No. 22

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