Thanks for the queries. Am not sure that there is any connection. We have been trying in vain to find a connection in Nova Scotia. What we do know is that he immigrated to the US in the late 1800's or 1901, depending on what census report you believe. On three separate census reports in Phila, PA, he is listed as having immigrated in 1888, 1898, and 1901.
Have been in contact with my aunt (Charles's daughter), through my brother, this past week. He will interview her in another week or so, but she has confirmed that she knows very little about his past. They just didn't talk about it much in the home, so we are keeping our fingers crossed that something will pop up.
If I find any info at all, I will be sure to let you know. (We do believe that his middle name was Aurelian, but have not confirmed that yet).