|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1829|
|Death: ||Jun. 18, 1908|
Maria W. Eddy was born March 2, 1829 in Xenia, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph and Nancy Eddy Provost. She died at her home in Elsie, on June 18, 1908, aged 79 years, three months and 16 days.
Maria married Seeley Finch on November 25, 1847, and the young family moved in 1867 from Xenia to Elsie, Michigan. On July 1, 1868, Seeley Finch, Maria's husband of 20 years, died from injuries suffered in a sawmill accident.
Maria married for a second time on October 29, 1879 to Lawrence P. Laurason, a widower. Later, she married Sherman Gifford Eddy on April 19, 1884.
Children of Maria Provost and Seeley Finch were Ira Allen Finch; Phillip Oscar Finch, 1849-1915; Mary E. Finch, b. 1851; Kate F. Finch, b. 1853; and Charles Eddy Finch, 1855-1937. Ira, Phillip and Charles were also laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery.
Her obituary reflected the esteem with which she was held by family and friends -- "Wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, her life has embodied the highest type of womanhood." Maria Provost Finch Laurason Eddy was buried in the same plot with her first husband, Seeley Finch and third husband, Sherman Eddy at Riverside Cemetery.
Abstracted from obituary in Clinton Republican, January 25, 1908, p. 3, col. 4 and a Finch family history.
Seeley Finch (1819 - 1868)
Sherman Gifford Eddy (1837 - 1911)
Ira Allen Finch (1848 - 1902)*
Created by: jbancestors
Record added: Jul 21, 2006
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