His early studies were spent in a public school in his hometown. At the age of 17 he migrated in Hawaii to work in a sugar plantation. He studied at a university in Reno, Nevada, 1917 and studied commerce. During WWI, he joined the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe. When the Germans attacked France, he was one of the casualties. His reamins lies in North Cemetery.
- Quirino, Carlos. Who's who in Philippine History. Manila: Tahanan Books, 1995.