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Mary Ann Finn
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1858
Cardiff, Wales
Death: Aug. 31, 1885
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA

Mary Ann Finn (1858-1885) was a migrant from Wales to the United States in 1873. She worked as a housekeeper while in the United States. (b. July 18, 1858; 21 Victoria Street, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom - d. August 31, 1885; 276 1st Street, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, 07307, USA)

Parents:
Mary was the daughter of Daniel Finn (1818-1887) and Catherine Creedon (1834-1914) of Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. Daniel and Catherine moved to Cardiff in Wales and the children were born there.

Birth:
She was born on July 18, 1858 at 21 Victoria Street in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales in the United Kingdom as "Mary Ann Finn". In the birth register her name is written as "Mary Ann", the daughter of "Daniel Fien" and Catherine Creden". Her mother could not read or write and signed the birth register with an "X". Her father was working as a "mason's labourer", most likely carrying bricks.

Siblings:
Mary's siblings include: Nora M. Finn (1866-1898) who was born in Wales and married John Joseph Burke I (1868-1939) in the USA; and Catherine Elizabeth Finn (1873-1918) aka Kate Finn, who was born in Wales and worked as a housekeeper and later a secretary at a pencil company and she never married.

United States:
The family was living in Cardiff, Wales during the 1871 census. In 1873 Daniel Finn and Mary Creedon moved the family to the United States.

Housekeeper:
A "Mary Finn" appear on the 1880 US census working as a housekeeper for James B. Hance, who was a produce store owner in Jersey City, New Jersey. James Hance lived at 323 Varick Street. This Mary Finn is listed as born in England instead of Wales. There is also a "Mary A. Finn" born in New Jersey, age 23, also working as a servant in Jersey City.

Death:
Mary died from pneumonia on August 31, 1885 at 276 1st Street in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.

Burial:
She was buried on September 2, 1885 in Holy Name Cemetery in a plot bought for her death. Later her parents and siblings would be buried in the same plot. Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City, New Jersey in grave 21, section K, block S.

Estate:
Mary Finn died without a will and the HUdson County Surrogate Court awarded the estate to her mother on November 14, 1885.

Research:
Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on March 14, 2004. Updated on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2013 with the 1871 census of Wales which gives her middle name as "Ann". Updated on March 10, 2013 with her birth in June of 1859 in the index for the General Register Office for England and Wales. Updated on Saint Patrick's Day, March 17, 2014 with information on her in the 1880 US census working as a servant. On Saint Patrick's Day, March 17, 2016 I ordered her birth certificate. Updated on April 25, 2016 with information from her birth certificate.


 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Daniel Finn (1825 - 1887)
  Catherine Creedon Finn (1835 - 1914)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Ann Finn (1858 - 1885)
  Catherine Elizabeth Finn (1863 - 1918)*
  Honora M. Finn Burke (1865 - 1898)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holy Name Cemetery
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Grave 21, Section K, Block S
 
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Mar 14, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8509508
Mary Ann Finn
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Mary Ann Finn
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
Mary Ann Finn
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
 
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- A.Firefly
 Added: Aug. 29, 2008
REST IN PEACE
- C
 Added: Jan. 21, 2007



Poor Mary-hope you have peace now
- Bridget
 Added: May. 31, 2005
 
 
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