See his autobiography, introd. by R. G. McCubbin (1961); biography by L. Nordyke (1957).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (7.89%) is water.
There were 391 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the village the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $30,972, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $29,167 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,461. About 7.9% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.