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Laura Frances “Fanny” <I>Shipe</I> Finch

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Laura Frances “Fanny” Shipe Finch

Birth
Woodstock, Middlesex County, Virginia, USA
Death
11 Jun 1942 (aged 76)
McKinney, Collin County, Texas, USA
Burial
McKinney, Collin County, Texas, USA GPS-Latitude: 33.179402, Longitude: -96.616328
Plot
Block 95 - Lot 4 - Space 6
Memorial ID
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Father: William Shipe (1824 VA - ?) (married 1874 in Johnson Co., TX)
Mother: Elizabeth F. Jones (1837 VA- ?)

Laura Frances (Fanny) Shipe was born in Woodstock, Virginia, and educated in Texas. In 1890, after teaching at the McKinney's Collegiate Institute, she married Henry A. Finch, later a Texas legislator and mayor of McKinney. The couple had seven children. In 1917 Mrs. Finch became one of the state's first women to serve on a school board. A born leader, she helped found such enterprises as the Owl Literary Club and the city's first garden club. She and her husband gave sites for a park and a college. An elementary school was named in her honor in 1924.
Father: William Shipe (1824 VA - ?) (married 1874 in Johnson Co., TX)
Mother: Elizabeth F. Jones (1837 VA- ?)

Laura Frances (Fanny) Shipe was born in Woodstock, Virginia, and educated in Texas. In 1890, after teaching at the McKinney's Collegiate Institute, she married Henry A. Finch, later a Texas legislator and mayor of McKinney. The couple had seven children. In 1917 Mrs. Finch became one of the state's first women to serve on a school board. A born leader, she helped found such enterprises as the Owl Literary Club and the city's first garden club. She and her husband gave sites for a park and a college. An elementary school was named in her honor in 1924.

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FANNY FINCH
1866 - 1942



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