Mayor William Davidson, October 1947


Description
Creator:
Marjorie G. Ruddy, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Negatives
Description:
Black and white negative of a photograph of Mayor William Davidson (1889-1965), mayor of Whitby from 1947-1949. He is seated in this photograph with his arm on a ledger and a pen in his hand.
Notes:
William Davidson was born near Guelph, ON on 2 December 1889. In 1913 He came to Whitby to assist with the construction of the Ontario Hospital. He was a government engineer in charge of building the steam installations at the hospital. From 1917 until 1962, he operated an automobile dealership in Whitby. Davidson was a member of council in 1924, 1929-1935, 1944, and 1960-1964. He was deputy reeve in 1936-1937 and mayor from 1947-1949. He revived the Whitby Chamber of Commerce in 1945 and was chairman of the Public Library Board and a member of the Public Utilities Commission. In 1957, he received the Peter Perry award as Whitby's outstanding citizen. Davidson died at Oshawa on 26 October 1965 and is buried at Mount Lawn Cemetery in Whitby.
Date of Original:
October 1947
Date Of Event:
October 1947
Dimensions:
Width: 5 in
Height: 3 in
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Ruddy, Marjorie Georgina ; Davidson, William
Corporate Name(s):
Town of Whitby
Local identifier:
A2013_040_997
Collection:
Whitby Online Historic Images Collection
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8786873217778 Longitude: -78.9415388995361
Copyright Statement:
This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
Copyright Date:
1947
Copyright Holder:
Marjorie Ruddy
Recommended Citation:
Mayor William Davidson, October 1947, Marjorie Ruddy. Whitby Archives A2013_040_997.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from a black and white large format negative.
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Mayor William Davidson, October 1947


Black and white negative of a photograph of Mayor William Davidson (1889-1965), mayor of Whitby from 1947-1949. He is seated in this photograph with his arm on a ledger and a pen in his hand.