He is referred to as Elwin Finger
in his sister Martha
's obituary. - 1918
Found him on the 1860 Potter, Yates, New York census (img 8) as James E. Finger
Found him on the 1870 Benton, Yates, New York census (img 41) as James E. Finger
age 11, born New York.
Found him on the 1880 Benton, Yates, New York census (dist 215 img 36) age 22, a border in the household of Myron
and Sarah Peckins
, farm laborer. This is just a few dwellings from Norton Finger
. [Note: Myron Peckins is on the 1910 census, age 80, widower, living next to George and Mary Romayne.]
Found him on the 1900 Jerusalem, Yates, New York census (dist 136 img 2) as James E. Finger
age 42. This census says he was born Nov 1847 Connecticut [the math is off, he must have been born in 1857 as other sources indicate], farm laborer. Also in his household is Lucy Finger
, his mother, age 78.
Found him on the 1910 Jerusalem , Yates, New York census (dist 175 img 25) as James E. Finger
age 52, farmer. Also in his household is Celestra M Pepper
age 72, widow, mother-in-law.
Found him on the 1920 Jerusalem, Yates, New York census (dist 176 img 22) as Elwin Finger
age 62, laborer, general farm. He is living next to his nephew Roswell Finger
At Bluff Point, February 8, 1921, James E. Finger, aged 63 years. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Ella Finger two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Cragg and Mrs. Carl Eygabrout, of Painted Post one son, Harry, of Elmira three brothers, Albert and Adloph, of Penn Yan and Delos, of Geneva. The funeral will be held on Friday, at 1 p. m. Burial in Lake View cemetery, Penn Yan. - Penn Yan Democrat February 11, 1921