From 1872 he worked for the Belfast Harbour Commissioners as a labourer.
In 1878 his wife started living apart from him because of his dissipated habits. He died from injuries caused by falling down a flight of stairs, and was discovered to be female bodied. His wife returned to bury him. The story was written up in The Lancet.
- Havelock Ellis. Sexual Inversion. In Studies In The Psychology Of Sex. Random House. 1936: 246