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This collection contains correspondence to and from Private Edward Grant Finlay during the First World War. There are also two photos, a small notebook, identification cards, and ephemera.
Private Edward Grant Finlay, United States Army (1896 - 1984) was born in Westfield, NY. He was with Company D of 211 Engineers until September of 2018; the 116 Engineers until November of 2018; and then Company A 122 Engineers until discharge in July of 1919. He attended the American Expeditionary Forces University in Beaune from March 1919 to June 1919, where he studied agriculture before returning to the United States. He married Mary Elizabeth Macer of Westfield on June 3, 1925. The couple did not have any children. Finlay worked as a trimmer in an auto factory in Detroit, as a machinist at Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation in Dunkirk, and as a carpenter in Westfield. He was a member of the Westfield Fish and Game club and the National Rifle Association, for which he served as a junior hunter's instructor. He is buried in Westfield Cemetery alongside his wife, who died in 1992.
.4 Linear feet (9 folders)
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