1863 – He was born on the 14th day of March this year in southeast Missouri.
1878 – He went to work for the Mobile and Ohio Railroad as an apprentice telegrapher.
1890 – He had reached the pinnacle of the railroad profession as a crack locomotive engineer on the Illinois Central Railroad.
1899 – He was given a regular passenger run on the Cannonball route which ran between Chicago and New Orleans.
1900 – He died on the 29th day of April this year.