Contributed by Corsby1
Description: Sam Finley diesDate: March 5 1902
Newspaper published in: Tucson
A Well Known Arizonian Shot at Tonopah, Nevada
A telegram was received last night from Tonopah, Nevada, to the effect that Sam Finley had been shot and killed at that place. No particulars could be obtained. The telegraph office at Tonopah closed early in the evening, so it was impossible to secure any information in regard to the killing.
Sam Finley was well known throughout Southern Arizona. He was a brother of Hon. J.B. Finley, of the Southern Pacific company, who is now stationed at Los Angeles. Sam had a host of friends in Tucson, who will be sorry hear of his sad ending. The deceased served as city marshal of Tucson, and was a prominent candidate before the Democratic convention of 1898 for sheriff of Pima county. He was his party’s candidate for county assessor when John Bogan, the present incumbent, was elected. During the last two years he had been engaged in mining and as a freight contractor for the Helvetia Copper company, and later for the Cananea Copper company.
Later. – William C. Brown received a telegram from J.B. Colton, at Tonapah, verifying the above report, and in turn advised J.B. Finley at Los Angeles of the fact.