Effie (Finlayson) Seymour
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Euphemia Cossar Wood (Finlayson) Seymour (1896 - 1953)

Euphemia Cossar Wood (Effie) "Effie" Seymour formerly Finlayson
Born in Stenhousemuir, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdommap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 24 Sep 1924 in Manhattan, New York, USA.map
Descendants descendants
Died at age 56 in Glen Cove, Nassau, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Jan 2017
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Effie (Finlayson) Seymour was born in Scotland.


Euphemia was born on 28 Oct 1896 at Burnhead Road, Stenhousemuir in the parish of Larbert, Scotland.[1] Her parents were Alexander FINLAYSON, a Blacksmith, and Isabella FINLAYSON (née HENDERSON).[1]

On 2 Apr 1911, age 14, she lived with her brother Alex (Tinsmith, age 27) and his wife Alexandrina on Victoria Road, Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland.[2] Also present in the household was her sister Agnes (Typist, 19).[2]

On 7 Oct 1911, she sailed with her sister Agnes on the SS Cameronia from Glasgow bound for New York.[3] Also traveling in the same party were Euphemia Finlayson (the wife of their cousin David) and her daughter, also called Euphemia.[3]

On the night of the 1920 U.S. Census, she was living with her sister Jean and brother-in-law Ernest RICE in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA.[4] At the time she was working as a Stenographer in a department store.[4] She had immigrated to the U.S. in 1911.[4]

On 24 Sep 1924, she married widower Ernest John SEYMOUR in Manhattan, New York, USA.[5]

In 1940, Effie (age 43) lived with her husband Ernest (54) and their son Richard (14) in their home at 75 Forest Avenue, Glen Cove City, Nassau, Long Island, New York, USA.[6] The house was owned by the family and worth $10,000. Ernest was the proprietor of a stationery business.

On 3 Jan 1953, age 53, she died in her home at Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, USA.[7][8][9]

Euphemia was born in 1897. She passed away in 1953.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1896 Birth of Euphemia Cossar Wood FINLAYSON, ScotlandsPeople (SR Births 485/0A 0303).
  2. 2.0 2.1 1911 Census of the Household of Alex FINLAYSON in Larbert, ScotlandsPeople, 1911 Census 485/A 1/24, pp. 23-24.
  3. 3.0 3.1 1911 Emigration of Mrs [Euphemia], Agnes, Effie and Euphemia FINLAYSON from Glasgow, FindMyPast, Passenger Lists Leaving Uk 1890-1960.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJ54-W42 : accessed 27 August 2018), Effie Finlayson in household of Ernest Rice, Brooklyn Assembly District 7, Kings, New York, United States; citing ED 395, sheet 16A, line 12, family 353, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1155; FHL microfilm 1,821,155.
  5. "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:246Z-VB6 : 10 February 2018), Ernest John Seymour and Effie Finlayson, 24 Sep 1924; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,643,231.
  6. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3YY-J6K : 13 March 2018), Effie Seymour in household of Ernest Seymour, Glen Cove, Glen Cove City, Nassau, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 30-1, sheet 5A, line 36, family 75, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2683.
  7. 1953 Death of Euphemia SEYMOUR at Glen Cove, Ancestry.co.uk, New York State Death Index, Certificate Number 3262.
  8. Falkirk Herald, 17 Jan 1953, p. 1.
  9. Falkirk Herald, 21 Feb 1953, p. 4.

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Finlayson-793 and Finlayson-461 appear to represent the same person because: same person, created twice
posted by Luther Brown

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