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Melville Wilcox Finlayson
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Birth: Jun. 25, 1897
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1970
Elmhurst
DuPage County
Illinois, USA

Melville was born in Chicago, the beloved son of Jenny Maud Wilcox and Peter Duncan Finlayson. He was the loving husband of Marion Snow (Cornelius) Finlayson. Marion was also born in Chicago and they married on June 24, 1921. He was the honored and treasured father of Marion Marcella, Melville Duncan, Jane Constance, John Douglas, Helen Estelle, Nancy Ellen, James Philo (Donald), Dorothy Ethel, Margaret Martha and Charlotte Patricia Finlayson. And Melville is forever cherished by innumerable grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Melville taught students how to play the bagpipes and was a life-long member of the Chicago Highlanders (a band of Scottish-American bagpipers) who were honored to be asked to be a part of Queen Elizabeth's only official state visit to Chicago in 1959 and were part of her reception on Navy Pier. As his proud granddaughter, I am so happy that my Mother pointed him out to me on television that day, as he was piping along side of her limo as well. Quite a memorable event for Chicago and one for me to cherish forever. 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Duncan Finlayson (1869 - 1915)
  Maud J Wilcox Finlayson-Newhouse (1873 - 1946)
 
 Spouse:
  Marion Snow Cornelius Finlayson (1896 - 1991)*
 
 Children:
  Marion Marcella Finlayson McKee (1922 - 1942)*
  John Douglas Finlayson (1926 - 2006)*
  Helen Estelle Finlayson (1927 - 1927)*
  James Philo Finlayson (1929 - 1980)*
  Charlotte Patricia Finlayson Schmidt (1938 - 2011)*
 
 Siblings:
  Marcella Emily Finlayson (1895 - 1902)*
  Melville Wilcox Finlayson (1897 - 1970)
  Estelle Maud Finlayson Drake (1901 - 1986)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elm Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum and Crematorium
Elmhurst
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Sec. 14, Lot 321
 
Created by: Colleen Kelly
Record added: Jun 30, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92790106
Melville Wilcox Finlayson
Added by: Colleen Kelly
 
Melville Wilcox Finlayson
Added by: L.Lee
 
Melville Wilcox Finlayson
Added by: Colleen Kelly
 
 
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Happy Father's Day, Grandpa! We love and miss you and Grandma so much! I know I speak for all my cousins too!God Bless you both! Your granddaughters, Colleen, Barb, Rochelle, Mary & Teri
- Colleen, Barb, Rochelle, Mary & Teri
 Added: Jun. 16, 2013
Merry Christmas, Grandpa! Love, Colleen
- Colleen Kelly
 Added: Dec. 25, 2012
Hi Grandfather! I chose these forget-me-nots for you as you will never be forgotten by any of your family. The image of you, in full Scottish regalia, playing the bagpipes, is indelible in our memories. You are cherished and loved by all of us for all ete...(Read more)
- Colleen
 Added: Jul. 1, 2012
 
 
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