Found him on the 1940 Jacobs Fork, Catawba, North Carolina census (dist 18-24A img 30) as James Weston Finger
HICKORY - James Weston Finger, 66, of Hickory, died Jan. 12, 2004, at Frye Regional Medical Center.
Born June 20, 1937, in Catawba County, he was a son of the late James C. and Eva Marsh Finger.
A member of Winklerâ€™s Grove Baptist Church, he worked for Burris Machine Co. and was an instructor at Catawba Valley Community College.
Survivors include his wife, Shelby Stephens Finger of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Yvonne and Larry Winkler and Rita and Dale Faulkenbury of Hickory; a grandson, Matthew Faulkenbury of Hickory; and a granddaughter, KatieBeth Faulkenbury of Hickory.
The funeral will be conducted by Pastor Dale Faulkenbury assisted by Pastor Paul Deal at 2 p.m. Thursday at Winkler's Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. - Hickory Daily Record January 15, 2004