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Jay County Obituaries

23 May 1923

Adam H. Finch, Pioneer of City, Called Beyond
Aged citizen dies at home here after paralytic stroke.


Operated store at Collett for Many Years after Leaving His Farm.

     Adam Hamilton Finch, 84 years of age, died at his home on East Walnut Street Wednesday evening at 6:30 o'clock.  Death was caused from paralysis.

    The deceased was born in Wayne County, Indiana, September 7, 1838, the son of Thomas and Sarah Finch.  He was one of the best known citizens of the south part of the county and was a farmer by occupation and for a number of years before coming to this city was postmaster at Collett, four miles south of this city.

    Surviving are his (second) wife, Mary (Templer) Finch, three brothers, Isaac P. Finch, of Missouri, Calvin Finch, of Ottawa, Kansas; Willard Finch, of Rantoul, Kansas; one sister, Elizabeth, wife of William Farber, and the following children:  Mrs. Lillie M. Jackson, Selma Finch, and Joseph R. Finch, of Portland.

    Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home.  The Rev. H. N. Ronald will officiate.  Interment will be made at Green Park Cemetery.


Submitted by his great-granddaughter Cynthia Finch Powers, Allen Co. IN

Note: his first wife and mother of his children was Eliza Jane Allen.  Joseph Riley Finch was adopted from an orphan train which came through Portland from the Boston area.  He later operated the grocery at College Corner

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