1859 – He was born on the 11th of August in Austin, Texas.
– He attended school in Williamson County and the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University).
1879 – He became connected with railroading and was in charge of hauling lumber on a wooden tramway.
1894 – He worked on various railroads, when he became editor of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen’s Magazine.
1904 – He retained this position until January 1, when he became general secretary and treasurer of the brotherhood.
1918 – In February, he was appointed director of the division of labor of the United States Railway Administration.
1923 – He died in Baltimore on the 15th of March.