The report that he was 117 in 2018, meaning he was born in 1901. In 1919, for horse stealing, the report claimed he got a 99 year sentence in jail. In 1920, his father was hanged. The report claimed he survived the sentence. He claimed "All I've been outside prison is a horse thief. That is the only thing I was good at". He was last confirmed alive in 2018, when the hoax was found.