He came from Chicago and spent years working in the sideshow circuit as a strong man. At six foot eleven inches and three hundred and ninedy-five pounds he was quite an imposing figure. The talkers at the carnival shows came up with the idea that his mother was frightened by the apes at a zoo while she was pregnant with him. No one knew for sure what his true origins were, he was adopted from a workhouse when he was a small boy. When the sideshows slowed down, he ended up working as a bouncer for a few speakeasies. Because of his formidable appearance there weren’t too many trouble makers, but when there were he was quite theatrical as he went about his business. He would grab rascals by the shoulders and throw them out with such force that they would land several yards away. There was an awkward grace to their flight patterns like bags of wet laundry tumbling effortlessly in the air, landing with a thud. After a few fatalities, he went back to working the sideshows. He eventually retired in Florida.