I have the book and I'm sorry to say that there is no mention of him in the index. If you'd like to check this, you will find the index here - http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/eauclaire/biographies/1914n...
There is a chapter in the book entitled "Lumber Interests" and I have searched through that chapter for his name, but was unable to find anything there.
If you find anything of interest in the index, please let me know. I am in the process of putting this book's contents on the Eau Claire Co. WIGenWeb site at http://eauclaire.wigenweb.org/
under the "Histories" category.