1905 Payroll and 1898-1900 City Directories. Scottish bricklayer John Davidson worked on the Capitol for many years and is also in the Payroll records. He was the son of a stone cutter, born in Scotland in 1873, and emigrated with his parents in 1883. Davidson and his wife, Anna, raised a large family in St. Paul as he worked as a bricklayer. He died here in 1947.