I've been looking through our portrait collection recently and this jumped out as a particularly fine example. This is Albert Davis, photographed at the Benjamin Gifford studio. The only information I have is the inscription on the back which says, "Our uncle, Albert Davis." I'll bet we learn more about this image today.
This may be the same person. Born 1862, died 1906
The Hood River Glacier, May 10, 1906, page 2
Died of Tetanic Convulsions
Friday evening, May 4, Albert Edward Davis died suddenly at the Entrican residence, where he and his wife were boarding, of tetanic convulsions. He had been employed on the News-Letter for several weeks, and left the office after nine o'clock on that evening, going directly home. He complained of not felling well, and went to bed. In few minutes, his wife noticed him acting strangely, he being apparently in convulsions, and called a physician. After the latter's arrival, he cane to and conversed rationally, but soon went into another. His jaws set together as in lock-jaw, and he died without regaining consciousness.
The exact cause of his death is unknown. It was some form of tetanus, or blood poisoning. He had not been in good health, coming here from Ontario, Can., for his health, but had never before had convulsions. He leaves a wife, and had relatives in Portland. He was 44 years old.
The funeral was held at the M. E. Church Sunday morning at ten o'clock, and the remains interred in Idlewild. S. E. Bartmess had charge of the funeral arrangements.
Jeffrey W Bryant on 26th September 2018 @ 6:35pm
The maple leaf pin might be an indication of his being from Canada.
Jeffrey W Bryant on 26th September 2018 @ 6:36pm
Good find Jeffrey. All I could find was an Albert Davis, brother of Ada Lou Davis Bailey. Ada and her husband are buried at Idlewild, but the time frame isn’t quite right for a Gifford photo.
His ear seems oddly shaped and I wonder in those days who was around to style hair.
L.E. on 27th September 2018 @ 6:32am
Oh so handsome!
Maria Kollas on 27th September 2018 @ 4:01pm