Abandoned in 1879 on the streets of Washington, DC as a young child, not knowing even his own name or age, he survived, homeless, for a while, begging sustenance and clothes and sleeping in doorways. He was found by a man who recognized the boy's deafness and took him to Edward Miner Gallaudet, president of Gallaudet College in the city. Dr. Gallaudet named the boy Douglas Craig and took him in. Douglas attended the Kendall School until old enough to work, then spent the rest of his life, about 57 years, as a very accomplished and legendary handyman on the Gallaudet campus. A street on the Gallaudet University campus is named in his honor.
Interesting Deaf Americans, p.139-141; Deaf Heritage, p.214.
?-11 February 1936