I'm interested in learning about Major Charles Gantz, born in Fairfield, Iowa. At one time he was claimed to be the smallest man in the world (height 18", weight 30 lbs). His parents and dozen siblings were of normal size.
I'm wondering about the dates of his birth and death, as well as the life he led. Am not sure whether Major was his first name or a title awarded for some reason. Also am not sure what kind of birth defect he had.