Worked as a diamond driller at Copper Cliff,ON.
From Boyle Bulletin #16: Was drilling for salt in the Windsor,ON area at the time of his marriage. They shortly moved to the coal fields of Pennsylvania, and were living and working near Scranton,PA in such places as Mount Carmel and Brown Station. They later came back to Canada, moving south to South Porcupine with their family. They were in the area at the time of the Porcupine Fire of 1912. He also served on the Town Council. He took part in the Red Lake gold rush in northwestern Ontario in 1925, where staked two properties; Richmac and Margaret Red Lake. They eventually moved to Toronto.
The family (James C. is how he is listed, along with his wife Susan, daughter Margaret, and son Walter, who was only 8 months old) is listed in the Scranton Ward 2, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania 1910 census. It shows them as having immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1904.