Following the death of his mother at age 14, he quit school and moved in with sister, Flora and her husband. He stayed there until his marriage.
His occupations included machinist, switchman, electrician, clerk, phone repairman, and switchboard repairman.
His birth certificate has 10/31/1893 as his birth date but he always claimed the date posted as correct. It is possible the doctor who delivered him forgot to complete the birth certificate until the later date, a problem occuring more than infrequently in those days.
Two weeks following a cerebral hemmorhage he died.