Justin B. Lewis: plumbers' organizations
I recently ran across two group photos which identify plumbers' organizations that Jess Lewis must have been associated with.
The first photo (8" x 41" including borders) is of a large group of people including Jess Lewis and is labeled 18th Annual Convention of Washington State Master Plumbers, May 16-17, 1913, Everett, Washington.
The second photo (8" x 26" including borders) is of a large group of people including Jess and Anna Lewis and their daughter Kathleen and is labeled Local #82 Plumbers and Fitters Picnic, Pt. Defiance Park, Tacoma, Aug. 20, 1922. That's interesting because other records indicate the family moved to Portland, Oregon in 1921 where he worked as a plumber.
When he was a plumbing contractor---J. B. Lewis Plumbing & Heating Co.---in Portland in the 1930s, 1940s, and early 1950s, he was a member of the Oregon State Master Plumbers and a member of the National Association of Plumbing Contractors. He served as President of the Oregon State Master Plumbers, and its Portland Chapter, in 1949 and 1950.
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