Biography of Edwin F. Davis
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Davis, Edwin F., a native of Caton, who is the state electrician, is the son of Daniel and Bates Davis, natives of Massachusetts, who were married there and settled in the town of Caton in 1844, where they are still residing. Mr Davis at the age of twenty.one went to Massachusetts a short time, and was then in the milling business in Pennsylvania one or two years, also following the carpenter's trade about ten years in the Fall Brook shops. He then followed photographing about three years in Corning and had the telephone exchange in his gallery, by which he became interested in electricity. He was afterward with the Edison Electric Company during the New Orleans Exposition and continued with them several years, after which he went with the Westinghouse Company about three years, contracting and establishing plants all over the country. He put in the electrical plant for three State prisons, Sing Sing. Auburn, and the Clinton Prison, and has since had charge of them.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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