Hal, you are right about the dead end. I am at a dead end myself so I
thought I'd help you out thinking I would find something, I can't find him
either. The only thing I can find on Ancestry that definitely lists him with
the correct birthdate is his WWI draft card. Sorry. The census records only
go as late as 1930 (because there are a lot of living people in 1940) so
they aren't released until 70 years after. I did find him in 1930 listed as
a boarder in Gainesville NY.