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John and Erna (Grunke) Finlay are my great-grandparents. These pages wrap around the family of John Finlay & Erna (Grunke) Finlay and their ancestors.
Here are some photos.
Finlay home at 4636 Cumings Street, Omaha, Nebraska
Erna with Granddaughter (my mom)
John with Grandaughter (my mom)
My Great-Grandmas -
Erna Finlay and Olga Geile
Yep....that's the way I remember them....always sitting together on the couch during family gatherings!
Four Generations of Grunke/Finlay Decendants
LEFT TO RIGHT
Me, Mom, Marie (Finlay) Geile, Erna (Grunke) Finlay
John & Erna's only daughter, Marie Finlay Geile
Robert Geile enjoyed the hobby of photography. He took this photo of the St. Louis Civil Courts Building which his father-in-law, John Finlay, was the head carpenter during construction. This courthouse is what brought John & Erna Finlay to St. Louis.
Note the window lights in the courthouse are lit in the shape of a cross. Maybe this was taken on Christmas. Was the janitor playing?