In a phone conversation with Ron Dorosky
's husband) in September, 2019, I learned that William Babbit Fingar
and Warner B. Fingar
may actually be the same person. Ron said that William was married to 2 or 3 women at the same time, and left his children. This fits nicely with the facts about Warner. (see below).
- Also the SSDI shows William born 5 Oct 1909, and, as below, Warner is 1 year old on the 1910 census.
- There is a Warner Babbitt in the household of Roswell Finger (1920 census) and William's middle name is known to be Babbit.
Found him on the 1910 Benton, Yates, New York census (dist 173 img 8) as Warner B. Fingar
age 1 year 6 months.
Found him on the 1920 Jerusalem, Yates, New York census (dist 176 img 22) as Warner Finger
age 11. Also in the household is Warner Babbitt
father-in-law of Roswell Finger
Warner B. Fingar
, of Rochester, and Elsie Christensen
, of Penn Yan, were married at the Baptist parsonage by Rev. W. H. Wheatley, June 12. They were attended by Edward Shane
and Anna Bell Christensen
. - Penn Yan Democrat
June 17, 1927.
Found him on the 1930 Milo, Yates, New York census (dist 4 img 3) as Warner Fingar
age 22, laborer, garage. His 2 children, Roger
are in the household. Address 218 Liberty Street.
, indicted for the third time for the abandonment of two children, aged two and three years, eight months, pleaded not guilty and explained to the judge that he had been attempting to contribute to the support of his family. His case will be investigated further by Judge Baker. - Geneva Daily Times
December 8, 1931
, 22, pleaded guilty to the abandonment charge. Sentence was suspended with provision that Finger pay $6 per week for the support of his 2 children. - Geneva Daily Times
January 12, 1932 page 3.
Found him on the 1940 Milo, Yates, New York census (dist 5 img 29) as Warner Finger
age 31, divorced. He is a prisoner in the Yates County Jail.