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William Henry Finley

civil engineer

William Henry Finley, American civil engineer.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Connections

Married Sarah H. Furry.

father:
William F. Finley

mother:
Mary (McDonough) Finley

spouse:
Sarah H. Furry.