Finney, John

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Finney, John

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  • Feeney, John
  • Phinney, John.

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1844-1934

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John Finney moved to Warren Township, Illinois from New York State in 1852. Finney enlisted in the 65th Illinois Volunteer Infantry ("Scotch Regiment") and served three years in the Civil War theater. Elected Alderman of Highland Park in 1878 and City Clerk in 1880, he served four decades in city government. Finney also acted as Assessor of Deerfield Township for 12 years.

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