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Memories of Finley

Submitted by Teresa Young


OLD FINLEY, Sec. 4-T35-517E

Named for Sidney W. Finley, First Postmaster.
Post Office established April 30, 1903.

BUSINESSES:
Finley General Store
Akard General Store
Davis General Store
Terry Anderson, Blacksmith Shop
Sol Nelson, Barber Shop
and William's Gin

SCHOOL: 
One Room School

New Finley


DOCTORS:
Smith
McKee
Guinn
Helm
Chambliss

BUSINESSES:
Walton Miller Trading Co.
Helm Drug
Store
Harris Theatre
Mayes Cafe & Garage
Stafford Blacksmith Shop
Edward's Gin
Akard General Store
Walton-Miller Gin
Merriman Blacksmith and Gristmill
Akard Sawmill & Planer

CHURCHES:
Community
Baptist
Holy Roller
Church of Christ

SCHOOL:
TWO STORY. ? to 1923:
Teachers:
Mrs. Lambert and Mrs. Simpson

SCHOOL: ONE STORY.
1923-present: Teachers: Prof. Morgan and Mrs. Morgan

POSTMASTERS:

Postmasters of the FINLEY POST OFFICE. Finley, OK. 74543.

Sidney W. Finley, 1st Postmaster in April 3, 1903.
Louis U. Bennett, Postmaster in March 13, 1906.
William D. Miller, Postmaster in July 23, 1913

Altha Elvie Smith, Acting Postmaster in June 1, 1944.
Nannabelle Helm, Postmaster in July 16, 1945.
Newman Helm, Acting Postmaster in December 18, 1947.
Newman Helm, Postmaster in April 26, 1949.
Elvie A. Helm, Acting Postmaster in June 17, 1966.
Robert Alonzo Morris, Postmaster in January 26, 1968.
Edna Earl Morris, Officer-in-charge in April 10, 1980.
Edna Earl Morris, Postmaster in November 29, 1980.
Marlene E. Kuykendall, Officer-in-charge in June 2, 1980.
Loretta F. Tabor, Officer-in-charge in March 29, 1996,

May 31, 1996, and Dec. 9, 1998.
Robert Bush, Officer-in-charge in April 19, 1996.
Jeannie L. Little, Postmaster in September 28, 1996.
Loretta F. Tabor, Postmaster in June 2000.


The above material was researched by the Finley Community Center Committee Ladies.
Thank you, Ladies, for allowing me to transcribe your hard work.
All the materials is in possession at Finley Community Building, formerly Finley School.

 


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