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Michael Dominic Finnerty

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  • Name Michael Dominic Finnerty 
    Born 13 Apr 1891  Arnprior, McNab township, Renfrew Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 17 Apr 1891  [1
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1892  Canada to the US Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Legal Mar 1913  Duluth, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Sentenced to the reformatory at St. Cloud for "holding up Laaki Pitto, a Finn, at Cloquet Monday and relieving him of $25." 
    Legal Apr 1913  Waupun, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to stealing a violin from saloonkeeper Peter Jacobinus. "Finnerty admitted that he had taken the violin, but said that he was intoxicated at the time and meant to return it." 
    Legal Oct 1915  Carlton, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Convicted of holding up a saloon.  
    Legal 4 Dec 1915  Carlton, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Taken to Stillwater prison to serve "an indeterminate sentence," after being convicted of holding up saloon of James Wilson and stealing 90 dollars. 
    Godparents Hugh Andrew MacDonald and Anna Benton, "sister of the mother, who as well as the father could not sign". 
    Religion Roman Catholic 
    Physical Description Tall, medium build, gray eyes, brown hair, not bald (WWI draft registration card).  [5
    Address 1917  Stillwater, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Inmate at Minnesota State Prison.  
    Address:
    Inmate at Minnesota State Prison in Stillwater, Minnesota. Occu 
    Census 1920  Cloquet, Carlton County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Living with widowed mother Catherine (Benton) Finnerty and brothers John and Sylvester. 
    Census 1930  Carlton, Carlton, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Inmate at Carlton County Jail in Carlton, Minnesota. 
    Association Anna Maria Benton (Relationship: Godmother/godson) 
    Notes 
    • In 1917, he is an inmate at the Minnesota State Prison in Stillwater, Minnesota, where his occupation is listed as "twine worker" (WW1 registration card). This prison had a twine factory, which was supposed to provide inmates with vocational training and which closed in 1970. In 1930, he is an inmate at the Carlton County Jail in Twin Lakes, Minnesota (1930 federal US census).
    Person ID I1670  Moran
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2015 

    Father John Finnerty,   b. 23 Dec 1847, Arnprior, McNab township, Renfrew Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1905 and 1910, Cloquet, Carlton County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Catherine Benton,   b. 23 Jan 1857, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jan 1941, Cloquet, Carlton County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 27 Jul 1875  Arnprior, McNab township, Renfrew Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F407  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S93] Register of St. John Chrysostom, Arnprior.

    2. [S55] The Duluth Herald, p. 22, 15 Mar 1915.

    3. [S45] Duluth News-Tribune, p. 4, 9 Apr 1913.

    4. [S45] Duluth News-Tribune, p. 4, 7 Dec 1915.

    5. [S113] WWI Registration Card (USA).
      Registration Location: Carlton County, Minnesota; Roll: 1675385; Draft Board: 0.

    6. [S113] WWI Registration Card (USA).
      Miscellaneous County, Minnesota; Roll: 2022390; Draft Board: 0.

    7. [S105] 1920 United States Federal Census.
      Minnesota, Carlton, Cloquet Ward 3, District 10.

    8. [S111] 1930 United States Federal Census .
      Minnesota, Carlton, Carlton, District 7.