Necrology of L. Edson Jeffery

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Journal of the American Ceramic Society

Columbus, OH, United States
vol. 16, no. 1, p. 36, col. 1


L. Edson Jeffery


The members of this Society have learned with regret and sorrow of the passing of L. Edson Jeffery, son of Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Jeffery, of Detroit, Mich. Mr. Jeffery was responsible for the development of most of the major improvements on the Dressler tunnel kilns at the Champion Porcelain Company, and was in entire charge of the operation of these kilns for many years. He was also responsible for many other mechanical improvements and developments and his loss is being felt keenly by his entire organization, and particularly his father who relied on his judgment in many ways.

Mr. Jeffery was born in San Francisco on September 10, 1896. He was employed with the Champion Porcelain Company ever since he completed his education. As a boy and whenever time was available during summer months he was in close touch with the plant and familiar with the processes. During the war he was in an Officer's Training School at Fort Zacharias Taylor and was within a few days of receiving his Captain's Commission in the Artillery when the Armistice was declared.

He was an active member of the AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, having joined in 1922. Besides his parents he is survived by his wife, a young son, and a sister.


Keywords:Joseph Jeffery
Researcher notes:L. Edson Jeffery was the son of Dr. Joseph A. Jeffery of Jeffery-Dewitt. The article was obtained by his grandson, L. Edson "Ed" Jeffery.
Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:March 22, 2010 by: Elton Gish;