91st PA: George Finley

George Finley

Before the war

He was born in 1843/44 (2 (21 in 1865), 5 (21 in 1865)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 5).

When he enlisted, he was a carp[enter?] (2).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (2).

During the war

He was drafted from the fifth congressional district (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 22 March 1865 (1, 2). He was enlisted for one year, at Frankford, Pennsylvania, by Captain Yardley (2). He was mustered in as a private in company H (1, 2, 6).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1). He was a private, in company H (6).

After the war

On 4 April 1891, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 4).

On 3 December 1896, he died, of phthisis pulmonalis (5). He died at, or was buried from, 3305 Amber Street, 25th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5). He was married (5). He was a carpenter (5). On 7 December 1896, he was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (5).

On 10 December 1896, his widow, Mary E Finley, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 4).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (George Finley)

2 company H, descriptive roll, #186 (George Finley)

3 pension index, by name (George Finley)

4 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (George Finley)

5 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3 December 1896, #11402 (George J Finley)

6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George Finley)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed April 2006)
Rootsweb WorldConnect
accessed June 2007

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 11 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Finley, George.
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3 December 1896, #11402, George J Finley]
11402
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, George J Finley
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 53 yrs.
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Dec 3rd
7. Cause of Death, Phthisis Pulmonalis
Chas J Smith M.D.
Residence, 3025 Frankford Ave.

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Carpenter
9. Place of Birth, Phila
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 25th
12. Street and Number, 3305 Amber St
13. Date of Burial, Dec 7th 1896
14. Place of Burial, Holy Cross Cem
Anthony C Hookey Undertaker.
Residence, 2464 Frankford Ave

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