Born deaf; never attended a formal school. Worked at a loom as a boy, but in adulthood went into the barber trade instead. Talented at modeling and carving as a boy, and apparently parlayed this skill into work as a sculptor of model landscapes. Died when he fell off a railroad bridge while walking along the track, apparently having gotten off the train one stop too soon and trying to walk to the correct station.
Peeps into the Deaf World, p.313-315; Facts, Anecdotes and Poetry Relating to the Deaf and Dumb, p.67-69..
1811?-22 or 23 September 1888