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Memorable Manitobans: James A. Davidson (1882-?)

President, North West Laundry Co.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, 24 March 1882. Son of Alexander Davidson and Elizabeth Mason. Married Mable Breen (deceased). Was educated at Winnipeg High School. After leaving school, entered the service of the National Trust Company. In 1903, entered the office of the City Treasurer, Winnipeg. Afterwards with the J. I. Case Company. Traveller with Newton & Davidson. Joined his father in the laundry business. From a partner Mr. Davidson has become president of this company which was incorporated by his father in 1899. From a small concern it has rapidly grown until today it is one of the most up-to-date laundries on thecontinent; wholly operated by electricity. From four rigs for delivery, the business has grown to that of twelve large motors. Employing over 100 people. Mr. Davidson is president of the North West Laundry Company, President of the Winnipeg Laundry Company, and President of Henry Brothers Limited. Member of the Carleton Club. Member and Director of Motor Country Club. Member of AF & AM, Ancient Landmark No. 3. Member of the Winnipeg Board of Trade. United Church. Address, 39 Westgate, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 March 2017

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