Lewis M Finger

Lewis M Finger

Birth
Lawrence County, Indiana, USA
Death 21 Jan 1887 (aged 70)
Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Burial Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 33598682 · View Source
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From (1899) biogrqphy of his son George;

His father, Louis Finger, and mother, Mrs. Christena Finger (daughter of Joseph Pless), married in Lawrence county, Indiana, in 1836; lived on their farm in that State until 1846, and then moved to Tarrant county, Texas, and established themselves on the home place, where Mrs. Christena Finger still lives and where her husband died January 21, 1887. Their parents moved from North Carolina to Indiana at an early day, traveling overland together and settling in the latter State upon neighboring farms.

Louis Finger and Miss Christena Pless were playmates in childhood and early formed the attachment that ripened into love and marriage, and was ever afterward exemplified in happy wedded life. They joined the Methodist church about the time of their marriage, and in their daily walk and conversation came up fully to the highest standard of Christian excellence.

Louis Finger rendered valuable service upon the frontier in early days in sometimes preventing and in others repelling Indian raids. He went to California during the gold fever, but soon returned to Texas. In the great war between the States (1861-5), although he was past the age when military service could be exacted of him, he enlisted in the Confederate army, was assigned to duty in Texas, and for some time helped guard Federal prisoners at Tyler. After the war he devoted himself to his farm. He was for a number of years justice of the peace at Arlington. His wife was born July 19, 1818, and is now 85 years of age—a venerable and beloved mother in Israel.

The following children were born to them: Mary J., wife of W. M. [should be William Henry] Harrison, a wealthy farmer at Arlington; Peter, who died in the Confederate army; Susan, widow of R. C. Ford, now living at the old home with her mother; Rachel, wife of Joseph C. Tolliver, a prominent farmer in Tarrant county; John F., a cattleman in Hall county; Francis, who died at nine years of age; Joseph, who resides with his mother and conducts the farm, and Geo. W.


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  • Maintained by: lori brackenbury
  • Originally Created by: timcdfw
  • Added: 6 Feb 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 33598682
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lewis M Finger (23 Feb 1816–21 Jan 1887), Find a Grave Memorial no. 33598682, citing Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by lori brackenbury (contributor 47134499) .