He moved to Bethel in 1899 or 1900, with his parents.
He was a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (A.F. and A.M.) Helios Lodge No. 273 in Cambridge, Minnesota. He was also a member of St. John's Royal Arch Masons, Zion Commandery, and the Zuhrah Temple Shrine in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He died at his son's resort, Ash River, near Orr, Minnesota. His funeral was held at Carlson Funeral Home in Cambridge, Minnesota. He was buried at the North Isanti Baptist Cemetery.
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