Found him on the 1940 Buffalo, Erie, New York census (dist 64-287 img 10) as Ferdinand Ring, Jr.
age 55. Proprietor, cigar business.
WWII Draft Registration
Ferdinand Ring Jr., 69, of 357 Riley St., who made cigars by hand for more than a half-century, died Wednesday evening (April 14, 1954) in Roswell Park Memorial Institute after an illness of four weeks.
Mr. Ring was born in Buffalo Oct. 9, 1884. After graduation from School 8, he began work as an apprentice in the cigarmaking shop his father had opened about 1885. They successfully resisted the trend toward making cigars by machinery, keeping an average of five men employed. Their best-known brands were "Hummers" and "Ring's Best."
After his father's death in 1945, Mr. Ring continued the shop at 98 Eaton St. until 1953, when he sold it.
Mr. Ring's hobby was raising roses.
Mr. Ring was president of the Bethany E & R Church Brotherhood and a former member of the church council; a past master of Modestia Lodge 340, F & A M, and a member of the Zuleika Grotto Uncles; past noble grand of Omega Lodge 259, IOOF; a member of the German-American Club, the Buffalo Schwaben Verein, the Maennerchor Bavaria, the Happy 50 Social Club, and a former member of the Elks. - Buffalo Evening News April 15, 1954