I am looking his family that lived in Ohio. He married Viola Anna Mae Shelton of Shelby County Illinois. They had 4 children: Lloyd 1880 - 1881, William Earl 1881, Gertrude Adelle 1883 and Madge Elizabeth 1884, my grandmother.He was found dead along the RR tracks in Stauton, Ill May 4, 1884.
I can find nothing, From his birth to his grave. My grandmother said he was buried in Worden, Ill because his wife was not notified of his death. He may have been a RR worker.