American industrialist and entrepreneur in shipping, railroads, and hotels. He was a clerk on the boat whose path extended from St. Louis, Missouri, to St. Paul, Minnesota. He offered most of his passions in the river navigation business following the Civil Battle and begun to spend money on railroads. He grew up being a Methodist, and his dad was a circuit preacher for the cathedral. His only kid Camilla passed away when she was simply 13. He was close friends with Leader William Howard Taft.