School founder Teacher
Born in Ohio; deafened at age 3; home- and self-taught, except for 3 years at the Indiana School, where he also taught 1856-1860. As a young boy, he invented several useful gadgets that already existed, though he did not know that at the time. In December, 1861, he opened a school in Baldwin, KS, which was recognized by the state and moved to Topeka in 1864. In 1874, he was instrumental in founding the Chicago Day School, was its first principal January 1875. Wrote at least 6 nonfiction books, all but one of them apparently published by a family-owned business or self-published. Two of them concerned dreams and their interpretation, one was called Landscape of History, the remainder were on social issues of the time. Died in Los Angeles.
Notable Deaf Persons, p.89-91; American Annals of the Deaf, vol.52, no.3, May 1907, p.294; The Frat, vol.38 no.10, May 1941, p.2.
12 September 1830-30 March 1907