Born in Toronto, Canada. Moved to Baltimore at age 13. Married to Sophie Stern. They had three sons.
Coin, stamp and relic dealer in Baltimore. He conducted two auction sales in 1883.
He moved to New York in 1888 and got involved with the Salmon Bitters Company. They issued bitters bottles prized by collectors.
He was a member of the Masons. Died in New York CitySource credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies