Found him on the 1920 Milo, Yates, New York census (dist 179 img 7) as Earl Finger
age 2 years 6 months.
Found him on the 1930 Milo, Yates, New York census (dist 13 img 4) as Earl Finger
Found him on the 1940 Milo, Yates, New York census (dist 62-16 img 6) as Earl Finger
age 22, single, living at home. Laborer, paper mill.
Penn Yan, July 30 - Press dispatches from Williamsburg, Virginia, Tuesday stated that the James City grand jury, sitting at Williamsburg, on Monday indicted Lindsay Smith, Williamsburg negro, on the charge of killing Corporal Earl B. Finger, 23-year-old Penn Yan boy, and member of Battery D, 13th Battalion, Heavy Artillery, Fort Eustis, Virginia, Saturday night, June 21. Trial of the case has been deferred until October because of the recent auto accident injuries suffered by Thomas Newsome, of Newport News, Va., defense attorney. Corporal Finger, son of William Finger, RD 1, died in Williamsburg Saturday night, June 21, shortly after being shot at close range with a shotgun. Smith surrendered to Williamsburg police a few hours after the fatal shooting. Testimony at the inquest held into circumstances surrounding the death of the young soldier, was that Corporal Finger was hit with a rock in a Williamsburg street, at 11:30 p. m. Saturday and followed Smith to his home where he (Finger) was shot with a shot gun. Corporal Finger enlisted at Rochester Sept. 16, 1940. Geneva Daily Times July 30, 1942 page 3.