William Madison Fincher

was born near Rosston in what is now Nevada County, Arkansas, Oct. 26, 1864. His father was William Tichenor Fincher (b. Oct 24, 1845), an early settler in South Arkansas. His mother was Julia Ann Elizabeth (Martin) Fincher (Dec. 22, 1647-iMay 5, 1887), daughter of Robert Douglas Martin who came to this section from Georgia in 1855 with his brother, Seaborn Jones Martin.

William Madison Fincher’s Brothers and sisters are:

Emma (b. 1866)

Fannie (1874)

Tom (b. 1868)

Oscar (1875)

Texona (b. 1869)

Ethel (1879)

Ann (bd. 1870)

Arthur (1883)

Lee (b, 1871)

Chester & Carrie (twins) (1883)

Clyde (1886)

In 1896, William Madison moved with his family to Waldo, Columbia County, Arkansas where his father, W.T. Fincher, established a general mercantile business. It proved a successful venture and is at the present time (1940) called "W.M, Fincher and Sons". This firm built the first brick business house in Waldo.

William Madison Fincher was married Dec. 1, 1887, to Jessie Belle Moody (b. dune 5, 1868) also a native of Rosston, Nevada County, Arkansas.

Mr. Fincher has for many years been president of The People's Bank of Waldo and is prominent in Civic and Church Affairs. He takes active part in any movement for the betterment of his community. The family is Methodist.

Children born to William Madison Fincher and his wife, Jessie Belle (Moody) Fincher, are:

Floyd, married Ruby Williams.

Otis, married Hattie Smith.

Julia, married J.S. Watkins.

Grady, married Louise Blake.

Herbert, married Mable Byrd.

Marvin, married Hazel Stout.

Carmen, married Edward McNeil.

Some of the above date furnished by my parents, George R. and Mary (Williams) Haynie, my mother being the Subject's cousin, and my father, his life-long friend. Winnie H. (Mrs. Joe R.) Hamilton

Note: William Madison Fincher died of a heart attack on a Sunday morning June 1942.

More Information

Here is a web page with more information:
https://www.depotmuseum.org/images/Nevada_County_Personal_Histories.pdf (click link to open in a new window).