William Raymond Finn
Father: Bernard Dwyer Adelsberger
- Sex: M
- Born: 18 DEC 1892 in Baltimore, Maryland
- Died: 15 MAR 1963 in Baltimore, Maryland
- CAUS: Arteriosclerotic heart disease w/atrial fibrillation and cerebral thrombosis
- Religion: in Catholic
- Employed: in Mail Carrier
- Buried: in Baltimore National Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland
- ADDR: 435 Whitfield Road
- _MDCL: Pop had a stroke in April 1962, and after hospitalization at University Hospital, was transferred to Montebello Hospital until his death.
We are "assuming" he was given the name of "William" at birth. It is not certain whether he was born in Baltimore or Emmitsburg (or possibly Taneytown). Research is currently being conducted to determine the correct location.
When William was three months old, his mother, Irene Emmart Adelsberger died (on 5 March 1892). His father, Bernard, then placed an ad in the Baltimore Sunpapers, which read as follows: "For Adoption--A fine, healthy, BABY BOY. Aged three months." On 10 March 1893, John and Teresa Finn replied to the ad as follows: "Baltimore, March 10th/93... Having read your advertisement in this morning's paper, would like to see you either at my house or your'n. Yours Respt, John Finn, #1915 Orleans Street, City." (Research is continuing to determine if William was legally "adopted" by the Finns, or if indeed he was merely "raised" by them. His father, Bernard, stayed active in his life until Mr. Finn was on his deathbed and confessed to William that Bernard was indeed his real father (William had known Bernard as "Uncle Jake" up to that point). From then on, sadly, William had no contact with Bernard.
After finding a home for William, Bernard placed his middle son, George, at Saint Vincent's Asylum (orphanage). He apparently kept his eldest son, Clarence, with him.
(Notes from Dad): Pop Finn lived on Bank Street at a child. He may have attended St. Patrick's Church. His mother (Teresa Finn) ran a confectionary store. Pop was drafted into the Army 1917-1918, trained at Fort Meade, Maryland (Infantry), and sent to Pensacola, Florida (artillery).
, b. 14 JAN 1866 in Emmitsburg, Maryland
Mother: Irene Emmart
, b. 18 JUN 1866 in Baltimore, Maryland
Family 1: Mary Elizabeth Dressler
, b. 9 SEP 1898 in Baltimore, Maryland
- Married: 4 APR 1918 in Baltimore, Maryland
- Marriage fact: 19 JAN 1959 in Baltimore, Maryland
- Marriage Ending Status: Death of one spouse
- William Frank Finn, b. 29 AUG 1919 in Baltimore, Maryland
- John Walter Finn
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