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Name
William Adolph Finger   #14923
Suffix
Sr.
Sex
M
Family Line
Born
16 May 1859
Place
Germany
Source
Died
24 Oct 1933
Place
Bethpage, New York
Source
  approx. age 74

Buried

Father
Mother

Spouse
Date
Place
Source
  1  Clara Dorothea Finger 19 Dec 1882
  2  William Adolph Finger Jr. 25 Aug 1884
  3  Hattie Sophia Finger Mar 1887
  4  Florence Louise Finger 8 Jul 1889
  5  Francis "Frank" George Finger 20 Mar 1892

Spouse 2
Julia Freund   #14924
Date
1922
Place
Source

Spouse 3
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Date
Place
Source


He had 2 brothers Otto, and Frank, and a sister Emma.

Found him on the 1900 Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York census (dist 0720 img 22) as William A. Finger age 47, Florist. His household includes his wife, 5 children, and 2 servants.

Found him on the 1910 Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York census (dist 1132 img 24) as William A Finger age 50. Florist and Farmer. Also in his household are Everett Wright age 4 and Howard Wright age 2, grandsons. (William and his wife raised these boys because his daughter Clara, their mother, died in 1908.)

An Advertisement from 1917

Found him on the 1920 Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York census (dist 68 img 26) as William Finger age 61. Florist. His grandsons George E Wright and Howard Wright are living in his household.

William A. Finger, Sr. died at his home in Bethpage Tuesday at 2 P. M., at the age of seventy-four years. He had been in ill health for the past seven years. He came to this country from Germany fifty-three years ago, making his home first in Burlington, Vt., where he conducted a florist business. After his residence there he moved to Plainview where he lived for forty-five years, until the time of his death. He was in the florist and nursery business under the name of Manetto Hills Nurseries "The Home of the Dahlia".

Politically he was a Democrat and was at one time Receiver of Taxes and was also School Trustee in the Plainview District for over twenty years. He was also Democratic District leader for a number of years.

Eleven years ago he lost his first wife and later married Miss Julia Freund. She survives him as do also one-brother, Otto, of Brooklyn, and three children, Francis G., of Cold Spring Harbor; Mrs. Hattie, wife of Henry Moddle of Huntington, eight grandchildren and one greatgrandchild; born a few days ago. Funeral services and interment took place Thursday. - The Long Islander Oct 37, 1933


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