Once Upon a Town 46: Mary FINKBINDER & James Bayard SECHRIST


Here's a handsome couple, and you'll see them quite often in upcoming posts.  As Bertha Mae's brother, the families spent a lot of time together, outside, in many photogenic moments...


But for now: The Backstory


James Bayard SECHRIST

Birth: 2 Oct 18851

Death: 1971York, York Co., PA1

Burial: Red Lion Cemetery, Gay St., York Twp., York Co., PA1

Occupation: Manufacturer2

Father: Stephen Stanley SECHRIST (1857-1943)

Mother: Susan Grove STEIN (1859-1938)


Spouse: Mary Edith FINKBINDER

Birth: 1883

Death: 1971 in York, York Co., PA

Burial: Red Lion Cemetery, Gay St., York Twp., York Co., PA

Occupation: Music Teacher

Father: Charles FINKBINDER

Mother: Elizabeth

Marriage: 5 Apr 1911Red Lion, York Co., PA2



Mary Elizabeth (1912-1998)

Stephen Stanley (1916-2008)

Barbara Lou (1924-2007)

James Finkbinder (1922-1999)



1. tombstone inscription, Red Lion Union Cemetery, York Co, PA

2. Mary E Rutt, The Five Sisters:  Our Sechrist Heritage 1705-1999, Walter Shaub, Gordonville, PA.


Here's a great shot!  The photo is labeled: Bluebird Studio, 2527 Boardwalk, Q11.


I assume this is the Boardwalk at Atlantic City, NJ, and J. B. (2nd from right) is attending a businessman's conference.  That looks like George HOFFMAN (2nd from left), although I can't be sure.


Right, I'll bet you're wondering the same thing.  A CONFERENCE FOR WHAT, GANGSTERS?!!  They're so Boss!

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