Daniel Finn (1818-1887) was a laborer and immigrant who came to the United States in 1873 from Ireland by way of Wales. (b. December 1818, Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland - d. October 14, 1887, 276 1st Street, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, 07302-2713, USA)
Parents: Mary X and Patrick Finn (c1790-?).
Birth: Daniel was born in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland in December of 1818.
Marriage: He married Catherine Creedon (1834-1914) around 1855-1860 in Ireland.
Children: Together they had the following children: Mary A. Finn (1860-1885) who was born in Ireland or Wales; Nora M. Finn (1866-1898) who was born in Wales and married John Joseph Burke I (1868-1939); and Catherine Elizabeth Finn (1873-1918) aka Kate Finn, who was born in Cardiff in Wales. There were two more children that died at birth and they are probably buried in Wales or Ireland.
Ireland to Cardiff, Wales: Around 1860 Daniel and Catherine moved from Ireland to Cardiff, Wales.
Wales to Jersey City, New Jersey: In 1873 the family moved from Wales to the United States and lived in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Jersey City, New Jersey: In 1880 Daniel and Catherine were living at 270 First Street in Jersey City with their daughter Nora. Their other daughter, Mary A. Finn appears to be working as a housekeeper for James B. Hance, a produce store owner in Jersey City. Daniel's other daughter, Catherine Finn, is working as a servant at the home of L. S. Williard in Jersey City. L. S. Willard was a dry goods salesman. Daniel appears in the 1881 Jersey City directory living at 270 First Street and working as a laborer.
Death: Daniel died in 1887 of "phthisis pulmonalis" while living at 276 1st Street in Jersey City.
Funeral notice: His funeral notice appeared in the Evening Journal of Jersey City on Saturday, October 15, 1887 and reads as follows: "Finn - On Friday, October 14, 1887, Daniel Finn, aged 69 years. Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, 270 First Street, on Sunday at 3 o'clock p.m."
Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City.
Widow: Daniel's widow lived until January 01, 1914. She was living with her daughter, Catherine Elizabeth Finn (1873-1918) and her granddaughter, Mary Margaret Burke (1890-1949) at 41 Hopkins Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Relationship: Daniel Finn (1818-1887) was the second, great-grandfather of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).
Source: Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on June 30, 2003.