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Tuesday 14 February 2012

Finch Family Grave - Snow Angel

The snow laden angel of 'The Finch Family Grave'. All Saints Maidenhead Cemetery, All Sainst Avenue, Maidenhead Berkshire.

"William Michael Finch died 27th July 1919 aged 79 years
Emily Finch died 29th July 1902 aged 61 years

Also of their only son William Alexander Finch died 18th August 1925 aged 59

Monument by Emmanuel Harris & Son, Monumental Masons, Beaumont Street London."

William Michael Finch was born in Hackney London in 1840 to Alexander Finch, a carpet planner and his wife Caroline Harvey.  William later became a zinc worker by trade.

In 1841 nine month old William can be found living with his parents and elder siblings, Caroline Elizabeth, Alexander and James in Ann's Place, Pritchard's Road, Hackney, London.

In 1851 the ten year old school boy William is still living with his parents at Ann's Place in Pritchard's Road, however the family has grown to include George, Susannah and John.  Sadly just two years later Alexander was to pass away in 1853.

1861 finds the now twenty year old William, now a zinc worker, living with his widowed mother and younger siblings, now including nine year old Caroline, at 29 Marian Square, Bethnal Green, London.

In 1864 William married Emily Prockter in Shoreditch London and on August 5th 1866 they were blessed with the birth of their only child William Alexander Finch.

In 1871 the young family can be found living at 271 Hackney Road, Hackney London.

William and his wife Emily were still residing at 271 Hackney Road when the 1881 Census was completed.  By this time William Alexander has left the family home, however I have been unable to locate him on the 1881 Census.

In the 1891 Census William Snr was listed as living by own means at 76 Victoria Park Road, South Hackney, London along with his wife Emily, their son William, by now an Architect and Surveyor and their house keeper Emily Lee.

On 26th August 1896 William Alexander married Emeline Blundell in Westminster, London

By 1901 William Michael, now retired, is still residing at 76 Victoria Park Road with his wife Emily.  Sadly, just a year later in 1902, Emily passed away.

Their son William and his wife Emeline are listed as living at Ray Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire.  In 1908 William Alexander and Emeline celebrated the birth of their child Michael William Finch.

In 1911 William Alexander and his young family can be found living at Ravenshoe, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire.  However that same year William petitioned Emeline for a divorce, citing a Theodore Gilsdorf. 

I have been unable to trace William Michael on the 1911 Census, however he was to pass away in 1919 in Hackney, London.

William Alexander was to pass away at his home, Ravenshoe in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire on 18th 1925.

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