Here is what I can find, born Richford, NY 11/23/1882, father George, Mother Emma. Lived in Tioga, NY until just before 1910, Married Nina Lewis 12/22/1908 in Lewanda, PA. Had daughters Jane Phyllis and Margery. 1900-Clerk in a general store, 1910-Clerk in a railroad office, 1920-Undertaker, 1930-bookkeeper in a coal office, 1940-Bookkeeper in a coal office. In his WWI draft registration the company is the Valley Coal Co. in Sayre, PA. He died 9/3/1968 in Sayre, PA and buried in the Tioga Point Cemetery.
from what a see above - Looked to be a clerk for a RR at about this time - maybe for L V R R - Not RR grade but a clerk didn't need it & still a nice gift but for ? - Still looking for that needle in the haystack - the reason for the presentation & did he work for L V R R !!