Found him on the 1910 Justice Precinct 1, San Jacinto, Texas census (dist 101 img 13) as
Found him on the 1920 Justice Precinct 2, San Jacinto, Texas census (dist 133 img 16) as
Found him on the 1940 Houston, Harris, Texas census (dist 258-259 img 32) as
age 35. Manager, furniture & radio.
Hyman E. Finger
, one of the founders of Finger Furniture, died of a heart attack Tuesday at the age of 67.
Finger, who was born in nearby Shepherd, Texas, sold his interest in Finger Furniture, one of the largest furniture firms in the nation, to his brothers 12 years ago. He then headed Office Furniture Showcase as well as becoming chairman of the board of Republic National Bank of Houston and joining his three sons, Jerry
, and Ronnie
, in forming Finger Enterprises, builders of homes, apartments, shopping centers, etc. He also was an investor in real estate and other ventures.
He came to Houston in 1926 and started Finger Furniture at 2929 Main. He was joined in that venture by his brothers Aaron and Sammy, as well as his father, Sam. He was active in the Jewish Community Center, United Jewish Campaign, National Jewish Hospital of Denver, Arabia Shrine, as well as being a member of the Shepherd Lodge No. 866 Mason and Temple Lodge of Houston.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Congregation Beth Yeshurun. Interment was in Beth Yeshurun Cemetery, Levy Funeral Directors in charge.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie Kaplan Finger
three sons, Jerry
three brothers, Aaron
of Fort Worth, Bernice
of Shepherd and Sammy
and two sisters, Mrs. Joe Kost
and Mrs. Jake Glick
, all of Houston, and six grandchildren, Richard, Walter, Jonathan, Jan, Scott and Jill
. Jewish Herald-Voice
August 17, 1972