Found him on the 1900 Charlotte Ward 1, Mecklenburg, North Carolina census (dist 44 img 23) as William Finger
He filled out a passport applications in 1915 and 1920 to travel to Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, France and Italy to buy tobacco.
William D. Finger
, an agent for an American Tobacco Company, has just arrived from Sofia, after being on the road eight days. He had been held in Bulgaria against his will for two years by the pro-German Bulgarian Ministers. - New York Herlad
October 21, 1918.