Civil Engineer, University of Michigan, 1876, Mechanical Engineering, 1911.
1 son, Joseph (deceased). United States assistant engineer, improvement of Saint Mary's River, Michigan, and Saint Mary's Falls Ship Canal, Sault Ste. Marie, 1877-1906, which included building of Weitzel lock, finished 1881, Poe lock, finished in 1896.
United States assistant engineer in charge survey and preparation of plans and estimates for canal 64 miles long, connecting Birmingham, Alabama, with the Black Warrior River, 1897.
General superintendent Saint Mary's Falls Ship Canal, Michigan, 1898-1906. Member consulting board international engineers, Panama Canal, 1905.
Principal assistant engineer Panama Canal, in charge of designing the locks, dams and regulating works, and assistant chief engineer Panama Canal, 1906-1907. Advisory engineer New York State Department Public Works, 1907-1909.
Member of advisory board of consulting engineers
New York State Canals, 1909-1918. Chief engineer Grand Canal Improvement, China, 1918-1920. Consulting engineer, 1920-1927.
Member consulting board international engineers, Panama Canal, 1905. Member of advisory board of consulting engineers New York State Canals, 1909-1918.
Married Rebecca McNaughton, February 5, 1881 (died 1907). Married second, Mary J. Roper, June 23, 1909. Children: Eva, Florence, Alice Maynard.