Saturday, September 18, 2004

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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2 Comments:

At 7:44 PM, Blogger Peggy said...

There are similar photos of plumbing groups at the Tacoma Public Library Photography Archive, but all appear to have been taken after Jess and Anna left Tacoma for Portland.

 kml
At 8:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my grandfather worked for jb lewis in the and bought the company in the 50s.

 kml

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