James Fincham, first son of Wm. and Mary Ann Cobb Fincham, was born in Attleborough, England on June 17, 1869 and passed away at Concordia Hospital in Concordia, Kansas November 5, 1933. He came to Marshall County, Kansas in 1876 and grew to manhood on the farm east of Blue Rapids. Mr. Fincham was married to Miss Lily May Talbot on November 25, 1891 and settled on a farm in the Pleasant Valley neighborhood, near the present modern home of the family. To this union were born four children, Clarence and Ethel, both of whom passed away in infancy; Arthur B. who died Janury 1st, 1916 and Fred A. of Blue Rapids. Mrs. Fincham died Nov. 9, 1897. On January 29, 1900 Mr. Fincham married Mrs. Jessie Eva Smith Foreman. To this union were born three children, Thelma, Russell, & Jack. She brought to this union a son, Homer Foreman. In 1933 the surviving children were Fred A., Russell R., Jack E. Fincham and Homer N. Foreman, all of Blue Rapids and Mrs. Thelma Wempe of Sabetha. He was survived by 11 grandchildren; five brothers: William, Jr., Isaac, Thomas, Stephen, and Richard. Six sisters, Mrs. Sarah Monteith, Mrs. Margaret Ewing, Mrs. Alice Farrar and Mrs. Kate Shaw, all of Blue Rapids; Mrs. Bessie Wing of Mesa, AZ and Mrs. Gertrude Cook, Milford, Utah. Mr. Fincham was christened in the established Church of England. He was a member of the Blue Valley Lodge #112, A.F.& A.M. Interment was in the family plot in Prospect Hill Cemetery with Masonic services in rural Blue Rapids, KS.