Davidson, Edgar L. (Lake Oswego, Oregon City)

Davidson, Edgar L. (Oregon City) (1871-1917)

Davidson & Wells


1895 Oswego

1897 Oregon City

Directory Listings

1896 PCD Oregon City section – not listed

1897 PCD pg. 675 Oregon City “Davidson & Wells (Edgar L Davidson, Ebenezer N Wells), photographers e s Main 4 s 5th”; “Davidson, Edgar L (Davidson & Wells), res Oswego”; pg. 697 “Wells, Ebenezer N (Davidson & Wells), e s Main 4 s 5th, res e s Center 1 s 4th”

Photographer’s Imprints

“E. L. Davidson, Photographer, Oswego, Oregon” rubber stamp on cabinet card back, portrait of artist (WCP #LP72-1483/1547-157)

“E. L. Davidson, Oswego, Or.” with ms date 1895 King

“Davidson, Oregon City, Or.” small card printed front

News Items and Advertisements

1915: “Northwest postmasters have been appointed as follows … Edgar L. Davidson, Oswego …” Morning Oregonian, April 24, 1915, pg. 2, col. 4.

1917: “Davidson Receives Reappointment. Edgar L. Davidson received notice that he has been appointed postmaster for the new four years…” Oregon City enterprise, March 02, 1917, pg. 3, col. 4.

1917: “Edgar L. Davidson, postmaster at Oswego, died at his home in that place Monday night after an illness of some duration, and the body was brought to Myers & Brady’s undertaking establishment here awaiting completion of funeral arrangements. Mr. Davidson was 47 years of age and is survived by his widow and a son. He was one of the best known residents of the Oswego district where he had resided a great many years, having been a druggist previous to his appointment as postmaster.” Oregon City courier, November 01, 1917, pg. 4, col. 3.

1917: “Edgar L. Davidson, whose death occurred last week in Oswego, was born January 25, 1871. He spent the greater part of his life in and near that place. He was connected with the Skidmore Drug Company, of Portland; the Davidson Bros.’ Drug Company, of lone, and conducted a drug store in Oswego until about two years ago. He was Justice of the Peace and City Recorder at Oswego from the time the city was incorporated until 1914, when he was appointed postmaster. Mr. Davidson is survived by his widow, Elta Davidson; a son. Kenneth, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Davidson.” Published with portrait photo. The Sunday Oregonian, November 04, 1917, Section One, pg. 20, col. 4.