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Dept Michigan
Past Department Commander's Badge

Department of Michigan

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


H. Frank Finch

Department Commander 1927-1928


H. Frank FinchH. Frank Finch was born in 1873, in Grand Haven, Michigan. He moved to Grand Rapids as a young man, and was a machinist by trade. For a short time, he had been employed by the lumber firm of White, Friant & Finch, of which his father was a partner. Brother Finch was a charter member of Robert Finch Camp No. 14 of Grand Rapids. In the camp, Frank held the office of Commander, Secretary and Treasurer. He served as Department Commander in 1927-28, and also served several terms as the Department Secretary-Treasurer. Bro. Finch was active in Malta Lodge No. 465, Free & Accepted Masons, and attended Grace Episcopal Church. Frank died 30 December, 1952, and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Frank's father was Robert Finch, for whom Camp No. 14 was named. Robert served as Sergeant of Co. B, 1st Michigan Sharp Shooters. He enlisted on 17 February 1863, and was discharged for disability on 3 October 1864. Comrade Finch was a member of Custer Post No. 5, G.A.R. of Grand Rapids

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