Fourth Generation

23. Jerah Lillibridge4 Finch (Deloss S3, James Bates2, Joshua1) was born in Lebanon, Madison Co, NY September 13, 1878. Jay died July 1, 1944 in Brookfield, Madison Co, NY, at 65 years of age.

He married Vinnie Pearl Croft December 25, 1900. Vinnie was born in Sangerfield, Oneida Co, NY December 25, 1877. Vinnie died April 28, 1919 in Brookfield, Madison Co, NY, at 41 years of age. He is recorded in the 1880 census with the first name spelled Jerah. He is age 1 at the time.

In the 1910 Census for Lebanon, Madison Co, NY there is a Jay L Finch age 31 in his first marriage of 11 years. His employment is a laborer for the Highway and he rents his home. By this I would guess that Jerah went by the name Jay. His wife Vinnie and 3 children Olive, Rita, and Kenneth are recorded here.

The Finch family apparently moved sometime between 1910 and 1917 from Lebanon to Brookfield.

Jerah Lillibridge Finch and Vinnie Pearl Croft had the following children:

child 28 i. Olive Ernestine5 Finch was born in Lebanon, Madison Co, NY September 19, 1899. Olive died November 6, 1971 in Brookfield, Madison Co, NY, at 72 years of age. She married Winifred Laurentine Southerland December 9, 1920. Winifred was born in Edmeston, NY December 7, 1892. Winifred died March 25, 1974 in Syracuse, NY, at 81 years of age. 7 Children

child 29 ii. Rita Leone Finch was born in Lebanon, Madison Co, NY 1904. The 1910 census has Rita listed as Rita A female, 6 years old. That would make her birth year 1904. She married Harold Vunk. Harold was born April 09, 1900. Harold died April 1979 in Lee Center, Oneida Co, NY, at 79 years of age. 6 Children

child 30 iii. Kenneth Croft Finch was born in Lebanon, Madison Co, NY 1909. The 1910 census lists Kenneth as being 1 year old at his last birthday. His birth year would then be 1909. Kenneth died in Floyd, Oneida Co, NY. 7 Children

child 31 iv. Elna Marie Finch was born November 12, 1912. Elna died April 27, 2001 at 88 years of age. She married Harold Finn in Oriskany Falls, NY, October 25, 1932. Harold was born in Augusta Center, NY August 23, 1908. Harold died August 4, 2001 in Morrisville, NY, at 92 years of age. 2 Children

child + 32 v. Bernard Fay Finch was born April 23, 1917.

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