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William F Finlayson
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Birth: Aug. 21, 1821
Balquhidder, Scotland
Death: Jul. 17, 1901
Plano
Kendall County
Illinois, USA

William Finlayson was "a wonderful man" per his granddaughter Loretta. He was a hardworking farmer in Bristol (Yorkville), IL for over four decades. William left his homeland, Scotland, in 1856 and sailed to America with his wife, Jeannette (Mitchell) Finlayson and their 4 young children: Thomas; Maggie; Isabella; and Janette, (known as Jessie). William's father Thomas had already emigrated from Scotland to Bristol, IL a year earlier; he became a successful farmer. Although William had been a hand loom weaver in his homeland, he desired to be a farmer with several acres of rich farmland like his father Thomas and his dream was fulfilled. To William and his wife Jeannette were born two more children; they were born in Bristol, IL: Minnie Finlayson (1859) and Elizabeth Hawley Finlayson (1863). Now the family was complete. William lived a long life, dying in Bristol, IL in 1901. His legacy were his children and his pioneering spirit: His son Thomas had served in the Civil War, and later married Kathleen Darfler, settling in Iowa; his daughter Maggie had married a Civil War veteran, Clinton Low, also settling in Iowa; Jessie had married Romilious Alvero Hiddleson, settling in Bristol (Yorkville); Isabella had married Eugene Regan (also a Civil War veteran), remaining in Bristol(Yorkville), and raising many children, most of whom remained in Yorkville throughout their lives; Minnie had married Edgar Gray, eventually moving to southern California with their two daughters, Ethel and Celia; and William's youngest daughter Elizabeth, known as Lizzie, had married McKinley Harbaugh, a schoolteacher and confectioner, settling in Rockford, IL (later moving to Kenosha, WI). 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Finlayson (1798 - 1891)
  Isabella Ronaldson Finlayson (1800 - 1855)
 
 Spouse:
  Jeannette Margaret Mitchell Finlayson (1819 - 1899)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas Hawley Finlayson (1845 - 1925)*
  Margaret Finlayson Low (1848 - 1933)*
  Isabelle Finlayson Regan (1852 - 1917)*
  Janette Finlayson Hiddleson (1853 - 1910)*
  Minnie Finlayson Gray (1859 - ____)*
  Elizabeth Hawley Finlayson Harbaugh (1863 - 1948)*
 
 Sibling:
  William F Finlayson (1821 - 1901)
  James Finlayson (1853 - 1855)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Born in Drone, Scotland
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Yorkville
Kendall County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Valarie Vine
Originally Created by: Suze
Record added: Nov 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44160051
William F Finlayson
Added by: Valarie Vine
 
William F Finlayson
Added by: Anne Sears
 
William F Finlayson
Added by: Valarie Vine
 
 
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"Sunrise, sunset, swiftly flow the years, One season following another, laden with happiness and tears"
- V
 Added: Jul. 14, 2013
For William, in remembrance of his homeland.
- Valarie
 Added: Aug. 26, 2010
 
 
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