He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Akron OH, listed as a jeweler.
He worked c 1870 as a jeweler in Akron OH
Initially working in his father's store, he assumed control on the latter's death in 1873. Unfortunately, he had little head for business and within a few years was forced to sell up to his creditors. He moved to New York City and achieved better success as a theatrical manager and producer.