WILLIAM DAVIDSON


From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 968

WILLIAM DAVIDSON, firm of DAVIDSON & ENGEL, contractors and builders; born in 1828 in Scotland; came to United States in 1851, and worked five years at his trade in New York; then, in 1856, he settled in Madison, and with different partners has carried on the business of building to the present date. He was married in 1854, to Miss Margaret McKENNON, of Columbia Co., Wis.; they have three sons - Colin R., now in Minneapolis, Minn.; Charles H., now clerk for COOLEY, the coal merchant; William G. is at home; he owns a beautiful home, corner of State and Lake Streets; their office is corner of Mifflin and Carroll Streets; he did woodwork in Asylum for the Blind at Janesville, four wings of the Insane Asylum, Madison, and other public buildings, Gen. ATWOOD's and many other fine residences; he never held an office, and never missed voting at an election; is a reliable Republican; family are Presbyterians.


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