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 1910 Junction, Greene, Iowa census (dist 102 img 10) age 8.
Found him on the 1920 Boone Ward 2, Boone, Iowa census (dist 8 img 21) age 18, clerk, steam railroad. He and his brother Roy
are lodgers in the household of Fred Robinson
Found him on the 1930 Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa census (dist 26 img 5) age 28, brakeman, steam railroad.
Found him on the Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa census (dist 7-35 img 58) as Paul H. Finger
age 38. Brakeman, railroad.