Monday afternoon about 2:35 o'clock Harvey Finger
, aged 17 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Elwin Finger
, of Bluff Point, was seriously injured at the Head street crossing of the Northern Central railroad, in Penn Yan.
He had been in Watkins visiting his sister, Mrs. Ralph Craig
, and returned on a through freight train which he boarded in Watkins.
He had worked at the Barden basket factory on Head street, and was waiting a favorable opportunity to drop off the train near there. When the train passed the Barden coal yard, Finger was seen holding on with one hand, with one foot near the ground. At the Head street crossing he was still in that position and his toe caught the high board crosswalk there. He was thrown off and against the picket fence near the track. His head was cut open and his back injured.
His condition was so serious that he could not be taken home and he was removed to the home of an aunt, on Head street. - Penn Yan Democrat
June 17, 1910
Found him on the 1910 Jerusalem, Yates, New York census (dist 175 img 25), age 17.