Found him on the 1850 Woodstock, Ulster, New York census (img 29) as Phineas R. Finger
, age 9.
Found him on the 1860 Catskill, Greene, New York census (img 153), age 18, farmer.
Found him on the 1870 Saugerties, Ulster, New York census (img 21) age 29, farm laborer. Also in his household is Lyman Waters
age 19, laborer.
Found him on the 1880 Cairo, Greene, New York census (img 7), as T.R. Finger, age 38, farmer. Besides his family, also living in his household is Isaac Rightmyer
, age 14, farm laborer.
According to the 1891 Kingston, New York Directory, Phineas
and his brother Wesley
operated a meat market under the name Finger Brothers.
Found him on the 1900 Kingston Ward 9, Ulster, New York census (dist 110 img 5) as Rice P. Finger
age 58, butcher. Also in his household are his 3 daughters including Anna
who is married to Thomas Wilson
. Also John K. Finger
, nephew, age 20 and Joseph Doughty
, boarder, age 19 (who later married daughter Lulu
Found him on the 1910 Kingston Ward 10, Ulster, New York census (dist 139 img 5) age 68, proprietor, meat market.
Phineas Rice Finger died this morning at his home, No. 57 Liberty street, aged 78 years. The funeral will be held from the Clinton, Avenue M. E. Church on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with interment in Wiltwyck Cemetery.
Mr. Finger for a number of years had been in the butcher business on Liberty street, and was one of the best known business men in the city. Last winter while busy shoveling snow off the roof of the back porch at his home, he slipped and fell to the ground, sustaining injuries which confined him to his bed. Other complications set in which finally resulted in his death.
He had been a member of the Clinton Avenue M. E. Church for many years and at the time of his death was a steward of the official board of the church.
Besides his widow he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Charles H. Deyo, Mrs. T. B. Wilson and Mrs. J. Doughty, all of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Rachel A. Dederiek of Schenectady, Mrs. Ella Potts of Clermont, N.Y and Mrs. Sarah James of Saugerties four brothers, Granville of Detroit, Mich., Almeron and Chuacey P. of Saugerties, and Wesley Finger of this city. The Kingston Daily Freeman February 13, 1915