Age 78 years.
Son of Isaac and Mary H (Estabrook) Davis, both of Worcester County.
In 1900 he gave his occupation as "capitalist."
From the "Boston Journal," 4 March 1912:
Edward L. Davis, Ex-Mayor of Worcester, is Dead
Edward L. Davis, ex-mayor of Worcester, and one of the most prominent men in that city, died at his home at 71 Elm street, Worcester, yesterday.
He was a director of the Boston and Albany railroad and one of the heaviest stockholders in the road.
Mr. Davis was born on April 22, 1844, and was the son of Isaac Davis, who was mayor of Worcester in 1856-57 and 1861.
He graduated from Brown University and later from the Harvard Law School.
After practising law a short time he became treasurer of the Washburn Iron Company, a position he held for years.
He served in the Common Council in 1865 and 1867, and was mayor in 1873, and became a State senator in 1876.
He was for a long time a director of the Norwich and Worcester and the Vermont and Massachusetts railroads.
Mr. Davis had made many gifts to the city.
His summer home was at Prides Crossing.
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