Disposing of Mayor Finney?

November 28, 1915   This article discusses Finney’s contempt charges (not enforcing the prohibition laws) and the possibilities for the city should Charles C. Finney, an Officer of the Eagles Club Association, resign in relation to the case concerning the same the Eagles Club.  Paul Tonsing is being considered for his replacement.

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Mayor Finney Candidate Again?

Finney considers re-election

Feb 19,1916   The article is recognizing Dr. Charles C. Finney and his undaunted effort to be re-elected as Mayor for the city of Atchison. It seems even in the wake of his March 18th resignation, he is being asked to be a candidate again. It’s being said that he…

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Finney Elected Mayor of Atchison 1913

April 1, 1913 This article mentions very quickly that Charles C. Finney won the Elections, and then give sa run down on the polls, women voting, and the statistics as they were coming in from the different wards (which I believe are districts) of the city.  

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Vote for Finney and a Square Deal

Vote for Finney square del

March 28, 1913    The Democratic Central CommiteePolitical avertisment and endorsement with a smart platform for a “Square  Deal” as they support Charles C. Finney’s as the Democratic representtive running for Mayor. I must admit the editor may have needed some spelling and writing classes.  

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Dr. Finney Asks some Pertinent Questions

Finney Pertinent Questions

April 19, 1916   Dr. Charles C. Finney has been accused of dodging issues set forth by his opponent(s) and this is his reply to the voters. In the advertisement Finney publically asks what questions have been put out in the opponent’s campaign ha she not addressed and continues on…

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Finney States Atchison will be Vindicated Tomorrow!


  1916 Election in Atchison The day prior to the local election of Atchison’s Mayor, Dr. Charles C. Finney is confident about being re-elected despite past troubles. He asks the citizens of Atchison to stand up for themselves and do the right thing in the voting booths. As well he…

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Mayor Charles C. Finney Resignation

contempt - resignation

March 20, 1916   A dismissal of contempt charges against Dr. Charles C. Finney which had something to do with the illegal selling of liquor at the Atchison Eagles. This situation resulted in the resignation of Dr. Charles C. Finney from his position as Mayor effective rather immediately.  

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A Political Card from Dr. Charles C. Finney

Finney political card

March 13,1913   A political card/advertisement berating his opponent to the public as he runs for mayor. He makes several points concerning his platform and defends his position and points out that he never personally attacked the senior Mr. Brown such as  he was accused. To those living in Atchison…

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Charles C. Finney Arrested

Charles C. Finney arrested

October 21, 1887   Charles Finney was arrested for “disturbing the peace” pertaining to accusations of stealing a woman’s purse. Reportedly he hit a man with a cane several times during the discussion.  

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Advertisement from Charles C. Finney

Finney political ad

March 13, 1913   Advertisement whereas Charles C. Finney approaches all Atchison citizens and voters and implores them not to succumb to the prejudice and accusations that have come against him as he runs for the office mayor. Charles C. Finney goes on o say that he owns many houses that…

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Charles C. Finney Banned from Skating Competition

Finney Banned

December 31 1885   Atchison Globe article specifically excluding Charles C. Finney from competing the New Years Eve Night at the Palace skating event ending ina $5 gold prize being awarded by a commitee of ladies. Up to this point Charles C. Finney would skate in competitions as a woman.…

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Finney Family Land Holdings

  Finney Family History | Dr. Charles C. Finney | Finney Obituaries | Finney Land Holdings (compiled by Debra Pickman)   This may or may not be of interest or value but thought I would post it just the same. The following information comes from the Kansas Resources Inventory Reconnaissance Forms located at…

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Finney Family History

Finney Family History | Dr. Charles C. Finney | Finney Obituaries  Finney News Articles | Finney Land Holdings (compiles by Jenifer Talbert)   The house that stands at 508 North Second Street in Atchison, Kansas, was built between 1867 and 1871, and it has become known as the Sallie House because of the documented…

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