He is the son of John Finger
, an adopted son of an unknown Finger family in Illinois about 1863. His birth name was John Reese
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Found him on the 1900 Paton, Greene, Iowa census (dist 95 img 15) as Edward R. Finger
Found him on the 1910 Eagle, LaSalle, Illinois census (dist 95 img 18) age 23, single, hired man in the household of John Schneider
WWI Draft Registration
Found him on the 1930 Streator, LaSalle, Illinois census (dist 8 img 3) age 42, married, polisher, glass factory.
Found him on the 1940 Streator, LaSalle, Illinois census (dist 50-9 img 14) as Edward Finger
age 53, laborer.