[He is a descendant of Henry Finger
. In checking various sources, it appears that this family name changed from Finger
sometime before 1900.]
Found him on the 1870 Meramac, St Louis, Missouri census (img 9) as John H. Finger
Found him on the 1880 Meramec, St. Louis, Missouri census (dist 187 img 2) as John W. H. Finger
Found him on the 1900 Pacific, Franklin, Missouri census (dist 26 img 21) as John Fanger
age 33, day laborer.
Found him on the 1910 Meramac, Jefferson, Missouri census (dist 35 img 13) age 43, married, farmer.
Found him on the 1920 Pacific, Franklin, Missouri census (dist 55 img 24) as John W. Finger
age 54, laborer, railroad.
The name on his Death Certificate
is John WM. HY. Finger
. His birth date is shown as 26 Nov 1870, which does not agree with the 1870 census where he is age 3.