Frederick was born in Greytown.
He married Mary Nation (born in Christchurch) in Greytown in 1882.
Her father was the proprietor of the Horowhenua Chronicle.
They had five children.
All three sons, Norman, Walter & Eric served in WW1.
Frederick is recorded as a settler at Moroa in 1885 & Morrisons Bush in 1896.
In 1896 he moved to Shannon as a nurseryman & Mary did dressmaking.
By 1905 he is recorded as a reporter in Levin. He died in a gas explosion in Wellington.
Mary continued to live in Exeter St, Levin until she moved to Invercargill to live with her daughters Evelyn & Hilda.
Frederick signed the "Yes" petition in the 1905 Levin township petition.