Engineer, law enforcement officer. Born– October 24, 1866, Tuscaloosa. Parents– Adoniram Judson and Narcissa (Durrett) Finnell. Married– Margaret Hagler, October 21, 1890. Children– Eight. Education– University of Alabama, C.E., 1887. Employed as an axeman by the Kansas City Railroad, 1887; chief engineer for same railroad; opened a construction engineer office in Tuscaloosa, 1894; probate judge, Tuscaloosa County; director of Alabama State Highway Department, 1927; served with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Served with the 501st Engineers in France during World War I. Organized the first Masonic club in France. Charter member of the American Society of Military Engineers; member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.  The Woolsey Finnell Bridge over the Black Warrior River at Tuscaloosa is named in his honor.  Died October 24, 1866.


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Reverend Daniel Brown of Culpeper County, Virginia, and Allied Families. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; s.n., 1954.