1866 – Born on the 9th of February in Kentland, Indiana.
1877 – He graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
– He became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
1890 – He joined the Chicago Morning News, which later became the Chicago Record.
– He wrote the column, Stories of the Streets and of Town.
– His well-known "fables in slang" also made their first appearance in this popular column.
1902 – He built a home near the town of Brook, Indiana.
1908 – He became known for hosting a campaign.
1944 – He died in Brook, Indiana on the 16th of May, and buried in Fairlawn Cemetery in Kentland.