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Marion Friends Cemetery ~ Eli Davidson ~ part of the Marion County Cemeteries of Oregon
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Davidson, Eli
LAST: Davidson FIRST: Eli MID: 
BORN: 1874 DIED: 14 Aug 1923 BURIED: 16 Aug 1923
BIRTH PLACE:  Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., Colorado
DEATH PLACE: Marion Co., Oregon
OSBH DC (Marion County 1923) #547 – Ely Davidson, male, married (Margaret Davidson, occupation farmer, b. 25 Nov 1874 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, d. 14 Aug 1923 in Marion Co., Oregon at the age of 48 y’s 8 m’s 18 d’s, name of father M. M. Davidson (b. N. Carolina), maiden name of mother Hanna Peacock (b. Indiana), interment 16 Aug at Marion, undertaker E.E. Howell, informant Margaret Davidson of Marion. 
1880 KS CENSUS - Eli Davidson, age 5, b. Colorado, is enumerated with Mordecai, age 52, occupation farmer, b. N. Carolina, and Hannah, age 46, b. Indiana, along with. Also enumerated is Lydia Davidson, age 70, identified as mother [of Mordecai], b. N. Carolina.
1920 OR CENSUS - Eli Davidson, age 45, occupation farmer, b. Colorado, is enumerated with wife Margaret, age 37, b. Kansas, along with Lester, age 15, Jennie, age 13, Glenn, age 11, Hershel, age 7, Delbert, age 5, and Floyd, age 3, all born in Oregon.
Two Men Killed By Electrocution
Eli Davidson and M. L. Cole Victims of Accident at Marion
Eli Davidson, 50, and M. L. Cole, 25, were both instantly killed by electrocution about 11 o’clock a.m. yesterday at the sawmill of F. E. Westberg at Marion.
The two men were working in conjunction with Percy Chance. They were raising a gin pole and the small wire cable with which they were raising the pole suddenly broke from some unknown cause, allowing the pole to fall across the high-power line which carries the current for driving the saw. One of the wire guy lines being held by Davidson came in contact with the power line. Davidson fell, and Cole rushed to his assistance, came in contact with the same guy line and also fell lifeless. Mr. Chance rushed to the men, but both were dead.
Dr. Riggs from Albany was immediately called, but found no life in either body upon his arrival and called for Coroner Rigdon at Salem. Mr. Rigdon immediately went to Marion and after a thorough investigation concluded that an inquest was not necessary.
The families of both the dead men live in Marion. Mr. Davidson is survived by his widow and seven children. Mr. Cole leaves his widow and two small children. 
Oregon Statesman 15 Aug 1923 1:4
1874 – 1923
(shares marker with Margaret)
OSBH DC (Marion County 1923) #547
1880 KS CENSUS (Pawnee Co., Larned Twp, pg 26B)
1920 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Marion, ED 335, sheet 1B)
OS 15 Aug 1923 1:4
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