Born: 28 August 1876 in Cohoes, New York
Enlisted: 7 June 1897 in Brooklyn, New York
Medal of Honor awarded: 19 July 1901
Rank at time of award: Private
Separation from Service: Honorably discharged on 6 June 1902, Re-enlisted for World War I and served from 19 April 1918 to 3 July 1919.
Date of Death: 23 September 1946
Burial: Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery in Yountville, California
*Originally enlisted under the name Joseph Melvin and was awarded the Medal of Honor under that name.