Geneanet > Search > Cemeteries and Memorials > Luling

Commemorative plaque - Luling

200 N. Magnolia St.
Luling (Texas, United States)
Geographic coordinates : 29.6849,-97.6456
Commemorative plaque (Local or national famous person)

Edgar B. Davis, Oil Pioneer-Philanthropist. (Feb. 2, 1872 - Oct. 14, 1951) One of the great benefactors of Texas. Born in Brockton, Mass. Had business careers in shoe manufacture and rubber planting. On retirement, came here and in wildcat operation brought in Luling Oil Field, 1922. By 1926 had 215 producing wells. Gave employees $2,500,000 in bonuses, then endowed Luling Foundation, for advancement of agriculture and human opportunity in area. Result has been conservation of land, upbreeding of crops and livestock and introduction and marketing of superior products. Davis remained in this area and is buried near Luling. #9765