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Mrs. J. W. Finnell Dies At Her Home

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Mrs. May V. Finnell (above), wife of James W. Finnell, well-known Washtenaw county farm auctioneer, died at her home here last night. Mrs. Finnell was known throughout the county by many persons who met her during her school teaching days in Lodi township and later when she acted as an auction clerk at her husband's sales.

Mrs. J. W. Finnell Dies At Her Home

Mrs. James W. Finnell, wife of the well-known Washtenaw county farm auctioneer and a clerk at many of his auctions, died last night at her home, 327 E. Ann St. She was 66 years old.
Mrs. Finnell, the daughter of Patrick and Susan LaForge White, was born in Emmett Sept. 22, 1876, but had been a resident of Ann Arbor for the past 40 years. She was married to Mr. Finnell at St. Thomas church Sept. 4, 1919.
She was a member of St. Thomas church, of the Altar Society of the church and of the League of Catholic Women. A graduate of Memphis High school and Ypsilanti's Michigan State Normal College, Mrs. Finnell taught school first in St. Clair and later, for 15 years, in Lodi township, Washtenaw county.
Survivors include the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Smith; and a granddaughter, Susan May Smith, both of Ann Arbor; a brother, John White, Chicago, and a sister, Miss Margaret White, San Francisco, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at St. Thomas church at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. Rev. Warren Peek will officiate and burial will be in St. Thomas cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at the residence at 8 o'clock tomorrow night.