Deafened at age 5. Went to the Whipple Oral School at Mystic, CT for one year, privately tutored for another year, and home schooled after that, then entered and graduated public schools. Took business courses at Spencerian Business College (Milwaukee) and became a bookkeeper in Kansas City, MO. Reported to be one of the country's most expert lipreaders.
Representative Deaf Persons [first edition], p.132-133; Peeps into the Deaf World, p.158-159.