Felix Arthur boarded at this address along with stone cutters James King, William Hamilton and Peter Diamond. He died on May 4, 1898 when his leg was caught in a belt on one of the machines in the stone cutting shed. Arthur had come from Georgia along with the marble to work on the building and his body was sent to Nelson, Georgia for burial.
George Wolford (Wofford in the CD) was born in Georgia in 1876 and came to St. Paul with the marble. In January of 1900 the toes of his right foot were crushed in an accident on the job. In January of 1901 he joined the Tilelayers Union.
1900 City Directory. William Benson was born in Sweden in 1866 and emigrated in 1881. His wife and two youngest children were born in Georgia and he came from there to St.Paul in 1900 to work on the Capitol as a "sawyer,"planer" and "turner".
1899-1901 St. Paul City Directories. Coy Johnson was one of a number of African-American stone workers who moved from Georgia to St. Paul to work on the Capitol construction. He worked as a laborer on the building from 1899 to 1905. He was born in Georgia in 1870 and apparently left St. Paul shortly after the completion of the Capitol.
John Duckett, born in Georgia in 1880, came up with the marble. He stayed here, married, became a bricklayer and raised his family here. Many other Capitol workers lived at this address including Daniel King and William Haney.
1898 City Directory. This is probably the same John Humphrey, who appears in the 1900 Census in Pickens, Georgia working as an engineer. He was born in Georgia in 1860 and evidently came to St. Paul in 1898 to work on the Capitol, then returned to Georgia where he had a wife and family.
William J. Harvey was admitted into the St. Paul Stone Cutters' local in June of 1898 along with 9 others all from Tate, Georgia. John and Thomas Gibney and Daniel King also lived at this address.
Itinerant stone cutter William Ellis does not list an employer but two Butler-Ryan employers also live at this address, Giordano and McKenna. He was active in the Local Union while he lived in St. Paul serving as Corresponding Secretary in 1899. In the Stone Cutter's Journal of February 1898 Ellis is listed as the "tyler" (warden) of the local union in Tate, Georgia. In June of 1898 the Journal reported that he had been cleared into the St. Paul local.