Biography of William Finley
Richmond County, NY Biographies





WILLIAM FINLEY, clerk to the surrogate's court of Richmond county, was born Oct. 19th, 1854, at Stapleton.

He is the eldest son of the late Michael Finley, who for over twenty years was manager of Mr. John Scott's livery stable at Clifton.

The subject of the above sketch received his education at the Broad street school, Stapleton, and in early life was employed as clerk by the firm of Armstrong & Frost.

His first public office was that of town auditor of the town of Southfield to which he was elected for two terms, and in 1878, 1879 and 1880 was elected tax collector of the same town.

On Jan. 1st, 1882, he was appointed by the Hon. Stephen D. Stephens, clerk to the surrogate's court, and was re-appointed Jan. 1st, 1888.

Mr. Finley was married Nov. 29th, 1883, to Eleanor S., daughter of Justice John L. Young, of Richmond, where he now resides with his wife and three children, Susie M., Margaret and Eleanor.

From:
Prominent Men of Staten Island 1893
A. Y. Hubbell, Publishers
New York, 1893.


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