William Findley (1873-1942)

Source: Genealogical and Personal History of the Upper Monongahela Valley West Virginia
By James Morton Callahan, Professor of History, West Virginia University
New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912
Volume III, Pages 1144-1145

The following is concerning the Findley family of Taylor and Marion counties, West Virginia.

(II) Jackson Findley was a native of Taylor County, born in 1861, son of John Findley. He was a progressive and prosperous farmer. He was a man of strong character and possessed of a good mind and heart atune to all that was uplifting to his fellowmen. Politically he was a staunch, uncompromising Democrat, ever true and honest to his convictions. He was a member of the Baptist church, as was his family. He married Loretta, daughter of Thomas and Drucilla (Shaver) St. Clair.

(III) William, son of Jackson Findley, was born February 29, 1873, at Simpson, Taylor county. West Virginia. He received his education in the public schools. Shortly after leaving school he associated himself with the Davis Lumber Company, at Davis City, West Virginia, in the manufacture of mercantile packing boxes. Later he engaged with the Monongah Coal & Coke Company (now the Consolidation Coal & Coke Company), in whose employ he remained until appointed on the police force, in which he served for two years. He was then tendered a position in the secret service department of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, which position he held two years. In 1902 he was appointed chief of police for Monongah, and is still serving in that capacity. He has worked himself up to his present position by his own efforts, unaided by friends or outside influences. He always discharges his every known official duty without fear or favor, hence is admired and trusted by the community in whose hands is placed the safety and peace of all residents of Monongah. Politically he is a Democrat. He belongs to both the subordinate and Uniform Rank of the Knights of Pythias fraternity. He is numbered among the members of Black Diamond Lodge, No. 72, and of Uniform Rank, No. 47. In church relation he is of the Baptist faith.

Additional Information

Death Certificate, Marion County WV #14353
NAME: William Findley
DATE-OF-DEATH: October 19, 1942
PLACE-OF-DEATH: 49 Depot Street, Monongah, WV
AGE-AT-DEATH: 69y-8m-20d
MARITAL-STATUS: Married, Laura Findley
DATE-OF-BIRTH: February 29, 1873
PLACE-OF-BIRTH: Taylor County, WV
FATHER: Jackson Findley, born in Taylor Co., WV
MOTHER: Loretta Sinclair, born in Taylor Co., WV
INFORMANT: Mrs. Laura Findley, Monongah, WV
CAUSE-OF-DEATH: Myocarditis
BURIAL: Masonic Cemetery, Shinnston, WV


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