Mamie M “Mary” <I>Johnson</I> Finley


Mamie M “Mary” Johnson Finley

Missouri, USA
Death Oct 1931 (aged 59)
Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, USA
Burial Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 64222780 View Source

Mary "MAMIE" Johnson Finley, was given the same name as her mother MARY, but was called Mamie from the time she was born in 1867 to her parents Mary Lindsey and Achilles Johnson in Spring Valley, McDonald, Mo. Her siblings were Rueben,two sisters ( twins) Ollie and Mollie Johnson; half-brother Moss Johnson, the son of her deceased older sister, Amanda. Their birtplace, Bunceton, MO.

On July 24, 1889, Mamie Johnson met and married William George Finley who was born in Otterville, Mo. where four of their nine children were born; Ethel, Sadie, Edna, Orva Lucinda Finley. The family moved from Otterville to Sedalia,Mo. where their two sons were born. Floyd Charles Finley,Sr. (CPO Floyd Charles Finley), and Leland Finley. The family moved to Boonville, MO. where the last of their nine children was born, Marie, Majorie Delores, and mother Bernice Vaughnciel Finley was born. Mamie's family joined St. Matthews AME church. Their children was educated at the Elias Buckner Colored School,( Sumner Colored School). Twenty-six years of forty-years of marriage the family lived in Boonville. Mamie became a widow July 1927, when her husband died a tragic death falling off his wagon enroute from Boonville to Otterville, Mo.

Mamie grew up surrounded by family. Her mother's family the Lindseys; her father's family, the Johnsons. Also, many of her husband's family, the Finley/Hogan/Williams family members.

My personal interview with the Boonville Daily News,about Mamie and William George Finley; March 3-4, 2006; (Flick, Kristy, Staff Reporter; Quest For Family roots Leads to Cooper County; Friday-Saturday, March 3-4, 2006).
Lucy (Finley) Shepherd-Porter. (2006).

Bio by: Lucy (Finley )Shepherd


William Finley, Mamie Finley, and Leland Finley

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  • Created by: Kathy Margrave
  • Added: 15 Jan 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 64222780
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mamie M “Mary” Johnson Finley (Aug 1872–Oct 1931), Find a Grave Memorial ID 64222780, citing Sunset Hills Cemetery, Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Kathy Margrave (contributor 46545595) .