1905 Payroll, St. Paul City Directory and 1905 Census. Carpenter Victor Ericson (1857-1934) came from Sweden in 1885. He was first hired to work as a laborer at the Capitol in 1899 and in 1900 was working there as an iron worker. He became a carpenter and joined Local 87 in June of 1900. Ericson stayed in St. Paul raising a family here and died in 1934.