This well known nurseryman of Des Moines, Iowa, and president of the American Nurserymen's Association, was born at Cortland, N. Y., in 1837. He entered in the war for the Union as Captain of the 7th New York Infantry. With three bullet holes at the Battle of Bull Run in August, 1862, he was mustered out of service. After the war he settled as a lawyer at Winchester, Virginia. Suffering from his wounds he abandoned the profession, and in 1869 started his very successful nursery at Des Moines.