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William Henry Finley

William Henry Finley, American civil engineer.


  • Finley, William Henry was born on January 22, 1862 in Delaware City, Delaware, United States. Son of William F. and Mary (McDonough) Finley.

  • Education

    • Public schools and by private tutelage.


    • Worked in office of Delaware Gazette, 1878-1882. Engineering department Edge Moor Iron Company, 1882-1887. In engineering department, C.,M.&St.P. Railway, 1887-1892.

      Entered service of Commerce.&N.W. Railway Company, May 1892. Engineer of bridges, 1892-1900, principal assistant engineer, 1900-1905, same road vice-president and manager Widell-Finley Company, engrs. and contractors, 1905-1906. Assistant chief engineer C.&N.W. Railway, 1906-1913, chief engineer, 1913-1918, and president, June since 1918, also president C.,St.P.,M.&O. Railway Company, September 19, since 1922.

      Home: Wheaton, Ill.


    • Married Sarah H. Furry.
    • father: William F. Finley
    • mother: Mary (McDonough) Finley
    • spouse: Sarah H. Furry.
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    Died March 17, 1926
    (aged 64)