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The Finney / Button / Sandusky

Updated August 11, 2003

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(Patricia Jean (Finney) Balis My name is Patricia Jean (Finney) Balis born, April 10, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia. My fatherís name was John (Jack) Finney, born October 17, 1928 in Jefferson Co., KY, died June 6, 1993 and according to his extensive genealogy research, Jackís fatherís name was Henry Middleton Finney, born May 19, 1899 in Shelby Co., KY and died August 3, 1984. Henryís motherís name was Addie Button, born April 8, 1863 in KY. Addieís mothersí name was Ann Sandusky born June 21, 1838 in Shelby Co., KY and died December 24, 1880. Annís fatherís name was Jacob Ephraim Sandusky, born June 15, 1808 and died January 3, 1898 in Lexington, KY. Jacob Ephraimís fathersí name was Ephraim Sadowski, born Oct 2, 1779 in Virginia and died August 20, 1854 in Jessamine Co., KY. Ephraim Sadowskiís fathersí name was Jacob Sadowski born 1750 and died May 19, 1832 in Jessamine Co., KY. Jacobís fatherís name was Andrew Sadowski, born 1705 in Freehold, NJ and died 1768 in Moorefield, VA and Andrewís fathersí name (my 7th great grandfather) was Anthoni Sadowski, born 1668 in Gostyn, Poland, died April 22, 1736. Athoniís fatherís name was Martin Sadowski born 1644 in Poland.

Jack (John) Finney My father, John (Jack) Finney was born October 17, 1928 and died June 3, 1993

My father, John (Jack) Edward Finney born October 17, 1928 at St. Joseph Infirmary in Louisville, KY and lived at 1614 Deerwood Avenue until he married in 1949. He attended eight years of grade school at St. Agnes School and graduated from St. Xavier High School in Louisville in 1946. He received a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Louisville in 1949. He was over 6í tall and actually the shortest male in his family.
Upon graduation he joined the J.W. Ford Co. as an accountant. He was transferred to the Atlanta branch in 1953 and was the assistant branch manager there. From 1961 to 1965 he was a sales and systems representative with the Service Bureau Corp. ( a subsidiary of IBM) in Atlanta. In 1965 he joined Ernst & Whinney, an international accounting and consulting firm, and was transferred to their headquarters office in Cleveland, OH in 1973.
Jack was a CPA, a CMA (Certified Management Account) and a CDP (Certified Data Processor). He had contributed articles to professional journals, especially on the subject of cost control over data processing operations. He served in the U.S. Navy reserve from 1949-1960 and retired as a Lieutenant, USNR
He was president of the Georgetown Recreation Club (1970-71), the Association for Systems Management (Atlanta Chapter, 1971-72), and the National Association of Accountants (Cleveland Chapter 1984-85). He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Accountants, the Association for Systems Management, the Institute of Management Accounting, and the Cleveland Athletic Club.
Jack was a Republican and a Roman Catholic. He was on the finance committee of Our Lady of Peach Church asTreasurer and was a member of the Board of Managers of the Shaker Towers Condominium Association in Cleveland, Ohio
He traveled extensively to other countries in the later years with his wife, Rosemary. He was interested in genealogy and traced his familyís history back to 17-century Virginia. Before his death he completed a book about his findings and had planned to have it published. He belonged to the Western Historical Society, Louisville Genealogical Society, Kentucky History Society and Virginia Genealogical Society. After his death , an interesting obituary was written about him in the Cleveland Plain Dealer dated June 8, 1993 but unfortunately they made a large mistake and did not mention his second child and only son, Michael Joseph Finney.
Jack married Rosemary Faulkner on June 18, 1949 and they had 5 children, Carolyn (Finney) Champion, Micha

 
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