George L. Davenport by Karl Schmalhaus. 1817-1885. Born in Rock Island, 1817. Eldest son of Colonel George Davenport. First white child born in this section of the country. Attended school in Cincinnati, 1827, where he remained one year, returning to Rock Island and entering the store of American Fur Co. where he remained until 1837. Called "Mosquake" by Sac and Fox tribe. Made first claim west of the Mississippi, 1832. Accompanied the Sac and Fox delgation of Chiefs to Washington, D.C. in fall, 1837. Married Sarah G. Clarke in 1839 and commenced business for himself where he remained sixteen years. In sotre of Davenport and LeClaire, 1838. With Antione LeClaire built first Foundry and Machine shops in Davenport, 1850. Died February 28, 1885.
36 x 30" Portrait of a man oriented forward, facing slightly right. Dark jacket, white shirt, and black bowtie. Dark, medium-length hair, slightly covering his ears. Wide, gilded frame.
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