Born deaf in Walkeringham; educated in a West Brompton private school. Took up draftsmanship for a living. Helped found deaf sports and social clubs, and promoted the first British National Deaf Conference, which led to the founding of the Brtisih Deaf and Dumb Association. Was editor of The Deaf and Dumb Times, an influential deaf newspaper. Died after an illness in Leeds, Yorkshire.
Deaf Lives, p.77-78.
19 Oct 1861-26 August 1922