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Archibald Foster Davison

Archibald Foster Davison[1]

Male 1875 - 1927  (51 years)

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  • Name Archibald Foster Davison  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 20 Jan 1875  Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender Male 
    Died 1927  Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I2662  Main
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2006 

    Father Charles Henry Davison,   b. 26 Jul 1840,   d. 26 Aug 1896, Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Annie Foster,   b. 4 Feb 1849, Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1900  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1873  [9
    Family ID F1058  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lena Jane Benjamin,   b. 19 May 1878, Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1965, Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 2 Oct 1904  Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
    +1. Henry Francis Davison,   b. 1903,   d. 6 Dec 1959, Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +2. Charles Donald Davison,   b. 7 Nov 1908, Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 2005, Halifax, Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    +3. Catherine Doran Davison,   b. 13 Feb 1910, Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2005 
    Family ID F1092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    E.D. Davison & Sons, Ltd.
    E.D. Davison & Sons, Ltd.
    Lumber Manufacturers, Bridgewater, NS - Collage of photos of Davison men involved in the company. Source: DesBrisay Museum
    Archibald Foster Davison
    Archibald Foster Davison
    Photo from E.D. Davison & Sons collage.

    Documents
    Sale of E. D. Davison & Sons
    Sale of E. D. Davison & Sons
    June 23, 1903 Letter to the customers of E.D. Davison & Sons announcing the sale of the company to J.M. Hastings. (J.M. Hatings is Helen Hastings father)

    Headstones
    Archie Foster Davison
    Archie Foster Davison
    Headstone

  • Notes 
    • Appears in the 1901 Census of Nova Scotia as head of household, age 26, single, living with his sister May W., age 21, single, and brother Frederick H., age 8.

      "Archie"

      The following obituary appeared in the Chronicle Herald, 1927 and was reproduced on nsobits.ca:

      "Well Known Lumber Man Passes Away - A.F. Davison died very suddenly at his home in Bridgewater - Bridgewater, Nov. 26 - A.F. Davison one of the town's best known citizens and one of the most prominent lumber operators in Nova Scotia died at his home here early this morning. Mr. Davison was apparently in the best of health early last evening when he went out to spend the evening with friends. When he returned home he complained of feeling ill. Dr. Davis was summoned and some time later, while the doctor was with him he passed away. Heart failure is given as the cause of death. For many years the deceased was identified with the lumber industry of the Province and in the countyside surrounding Bridgewater he carried on extensive operations. He was active in civic and church affairs and was well known throughout the Province. He is survived by his wife, one brother, Fred of Bridgewater; one daughter Katherine in Toronto and two sons, H.F. Davison Orlando, Florida; Donald of Windsor. (hand written on obituary - 1927)" [11, 12, 13]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S769] DesBrisay Museum Nicolas Davison Tree, Author unknown, (Two page tree, typed.), IMG_0037.jpg (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S957] Stuart Davison, (correspondence with John S. Howell, Jr.), email to JSHJr. 3 Jun 2004 - "my grandfather" (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S1035] 1901 Census of Nova Scotia, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hegerich&id=I44286 (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S1078] Jack Manning, Jack Manning, (cobequid@gmail.com - RootsWeb database jmann. Related to our Davison line via Lena J. Benjamin, (Archie Foster Davison's wife)), http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&id=I628&db=jmann49 (Reliability: 0).
      His source listed as Charles Donald Davison

    6. [S1210] Charles Donald Davison's Tree, Charles Donald Davison, (Copy of tree provided to John Howell by Stuart Davison upon our visit at his home on 23 Jul 2005.), Chart page "G" (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S1035] 1901 Census of Nova Scotia, Lunenburg, Bridgewater East page 6, Household #56, Head, Single, born 20 Jan 1875, age 26 http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/DisplayPagePanb.jsp?id=24555&highlight=5 (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S1034] Brookside Cemetery Inscriptions, SSGS Cemetery Inscriptions, Volumes A & B, (Nova Scotia, Canada), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hegerich&id=I44286 (Reliability: 0).

    9. [S768] Betty (Parker) Wolfe, Betty (Parker) Wolfe, (2632 63rd Avenue South West, Calgary, AB T3E 5J7), p2 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S1078] Jack Manning, Jack Manning, (cobequid@gmail.com - RootsWeb database jmann. Related to our Davison line via Lena J. Benjamin, (Archie Foster Davison's wife)), http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jmann49&id=I286 (Reliability: 0).

    11. [S1235] Nova Scotia Obituaries, (http://nsobits.ca/), http://nsobits.ca/nsobits.htm (Reliability: 0).

    12. [S1236] Chronicle Herald, (Nova Scotia).

    13. [S1035] 1901 Census of Nova Scotia, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/DisplayHousehold.jsp?sdid=1998&household=56 (Reliability: 0).