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Gilbert William Davis portrait and first pension check
Gilbert William Davis portrait and first pension check
TitleGilbert William Davis portrait and first pension check
Date of Original1905?
DescriptionCardboard mount with a photograph of Gilbert William Davis dress in suit and tie with medals, one of them a Masonic medal, transposed with him dressed in Civil War military uniform, holding a rifle mounted on the top, and mounted on the bottom is a check with the following "Interior. United States Pension Agency. Milwaukee, Wis. Feb. 3, 1905. Assistant Treasurer of the United States, New York, N.Y. Pay to the order of Gilbert W. Davis, Thirty One & 33/100 Dollars. E Solberg, Clerk for Edwin D. Coe $31.33. No. 212835". A picture of P. H. Sheridan is printed on the check with "This check should be presented for payment within 90 days" printed underneath.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Soldiers
Military decorations
Personal NameDavis, Gilbert William, 1836-1921
Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888
Organization NameAncient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America. El Zagal Temple (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item NumberFolio 64.1
Format of OriginalGelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original36 x 29 cm.
TranscriptionHandwritten in the photograph are the dates "1904. May 2nd. 1864." Below the photograph is handwritten "Gilbert William Davis. Co. A. 131st Ohio Regiment Volunteer Infentry with General Lew Wallace Eight Army Corps." Handwritten below the check is "My first Pension Check".
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryGilbert W. Davis was born in Madison County, N.Y. in 1836. He was a Civil War veteran, and lived for a time in Indiana before coming to Fargo, N.D. in 1896. Here he represented the Monitor Drill Co. with his brother. He served as a member of N. D. Gov. Hanna's staff, and was a member of the Fargo Shrine and Masonic order. He died in the Waldorf Hotel in Fargo, in 1921.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionGilbert W. Davis Photograph Collection Folio 64
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (Folio 64.1)
Digital IDrs006812
Original SourcePhotograph
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