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Harry Christian Finch
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1917
Graettinger
Palo Alto County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr., 2003
Arroyo Grande
San Luis Obispo County
California, USA

Born to a poor family in northern Iowa who ran a small telephone company. First family member to go to college. BS, MS, PhD from University of Iowa, Ames, Iowa. Enlisted in US Army Airforce and served in World War II in northern Africa, Sicily and Italy fighting Nazis and Fascists. Married Audrey Norma Pardoe after returning from war; completed PhD in Plant Pathology and Mycology. Worked in Hendersonville, North Carolina at an ag. experiment station, then at Penn State University 1954-1959; Monsanto Chemical Corp. 1959-1962. He quit that position when informed that the complany was to come first in his life, even ahead of his family; taking a paycut to 1/3 to return to teaching at California Polytechnic College [later University] in San Luis Obispo, California. Retired, traveled, enjoyed life; raised two children; rescued retired parents from poverty. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Harry Edward Fink (1888 - 1975)
  Edna Marie Christine Andersen Fink (1892 - 1987)
 
 Spouse:
  Audrey Norma Pardoe Finch (1924 - 2008)*
 
 Siblings:
  Dorothy Nell Fink Mills (1915 - 2009)*
  Harry Christian Finch (1917 - 2003)
  Marjorie Ann Fink Petersen (1922 - 1994)*
  Joan Patricia Fink White (1931 - 2010)*
  John Richard Fink (1934 - 1989)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in Los Osos Oaks State Reserve, Los Osos, California
 
Created by: Chris Finch
Record added: Apr 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51672227
 


-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 4, 2014

- Pat
 Added: Nov. 1, 2012
The mushrooms are sprouting in your favorite hunting grounds.
- Chris Finch
 Added: Mar. 11, 2011
 
 
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