Born at Windsor, ON; deaf at 4 from spinal meningitis; Ontario School for the Deaf, Belleville 1917-1928, then a day school for the deaf in Detroit, MI, commuting daily across the border from Windsor, ON. A talented and accomplished boxer, with 44 or 45 wins, 10 losses, and the rest draws in a 60-bout career, including one match where he knocked out his opponent in just 7 seconds after the opening bell; he also won the Golden Gloves title in the middleweight division. Forced to leave school during the Great Depression for lack of money, began working at a automobile factory in 1930 and remained there until retirement in 1971. Stopped boxing in 1938, the same year he married Dorothy Mary Meeke.
Deaf Heritage in Canada, p.379.
10 February 1911-31 August 1993