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John Howard Finley
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Birth: Dec. 9, 1845
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 26, 1935
Dawson Springs
Hopkins County
Kentucky, USA

John Married Sarah Jane Hall November 23,1882. To this union two children were born;
Children 1. John Ruby Finley b: 8 Feb 1884 in Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky
2. Rosa Lee Finley b: 19 Apr 1893 in Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky

Children in 2nd Marriage to Florence Gill on October 10,1901. 1. Sophia Alma Finley b: 11 Nov 1905
2. Birdie Ruth Finley b: 18 Jan 1909
night. James William Finley was the first of four brothers and one sister to die. He entered "eternal sleep" on Febraury 2, at the age of 94. John Howard Finley died at the age of 89. The survivors are: Mrs. Betty Laffoon, of Carbondale, 83
years old; George Finley, of Madisonville, 87 years old, and Dr. T. R. Finley, of Madisonville, who will be 85 years old in August. John Howard Finley was a prominent farmer accredited with strange curative powers. to a great many people he was
known as "Docotr" Finley, and is widely said to have effected cures by the "laying on of hands". He would accept no pay for his services, saying what powers he possessed, if any, came as a divine gift to be handed on to the suffering humanity.
he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Florence Finley, son, J.R. Finley, of Hopkinsville; three daughters, Mrs. A. S. McWaters, of Bruceton, TN, Mrs. C. R. Stearsman and Miss Ruth Finley, both of Dawson Springs rural route 4; and by four
grandchildren; Mrs. Melvin McKenney, of Hopkinsville; Mrs. Malcolm Williams, Mrs. Magdaline McWaters, both of Bruceton, TN, and Miss Mary Sherley Stearsman, of Dawson Springs. At the request of Mr. Finley, there will be no funeral services.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows cemetery at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The pallbearers will be J. C. Finley, G. B. Finley, Garland Finley, James Arther Finley, Malcolm Williams, and Calvin Gill. 
Family links: 
  Thomas Helm Finley (1815 - 1899)
  Mariah Malin Finley (1817 - 1897)
  Florence Mandy Gill Finley (1879 - 1966)
  James William Finley (1840 - 1935)*
  John Howard Finley (1845 - 1935)
  George Allen Finley (1848 - 1938)*
  Thomas R. Finley (1850 - 1946)*
*Calculated relationship
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Hopkins County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Carl Lansden
Record added: Jan 24, 2011
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John Howard Finley
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John Howard Finley
Added by: D. L. Lee
John Howard Finley
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Welcome home, John.
- Karen Forbes Thompson
 Added: Sep. 17, 2014

- Sable60
 Added: Jan. 7, 2013

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