Born at Dubuque, IA; deafened at age 12 by meningitis. Entered the Iowa School for the Deaf 1875-1878, then graduated Gallaudet College in 1886. Worked 2 years in the Smithsonian Institute's bureau of international exchanges, then became a cataloger for the library of the Smithsonian's National Museum from 1888 onward. Also taught gymnastics at Gallaudet College beginning in 1890. Retired in 1920 due to contracting "sleeping sickness".
Representative Deaf Persons [first edition], p.30-31.
26 June 1860-30 April 1926