Timelines for year 1873
March 18, 1873 - made his stage debut at the Metropolitan Theatre playing Emperor Norton in the play "The Gold Demon". It is this role which earned him his nicknames: Governor, and The Bishop of Broadway.
It's possible that Daw took her name from the title "character" of a short story by Thomas Bailey Aldrich. The epistolary story, first published in 1873, is told through a series of letters written by two male friends, Edward Delany and John Flemming. In the letters, Edward fabricates a lady friend named Marjorie Daw. Thanks to Edward's vivid descriptions, John soon becomes obsessed with her. In the end, Edward must admit to John that there was no Marjorie Daw. (In turn, it's also possible that Aldrich based the title of his story on an 18th century British nursery rhyme called "See Saw Margery Daw").
Not related to the famous opera singer Enrico Caruso (1873-1921).
Children: Mary Elizabeth (6 February 1873 - 18 April 1938), John, Jr. (3 August 1875 - 24 October 1931), Jane Martina (15 July 1877 - 12 October 1931).
Made his stage debut in 1873 in the play "The Law in New York" starring Stuart Robeson.
Second wife, Alice Harrington Parke (1873-1954), coached such stars as Jennifer Jones and Grace Kelly.