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Edward Doran "Ned" Davison, Jr.

Edward Doran "Ned" Davison, Jr.[1, 2]

Male 1845 - 1902  (57 years)

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  • Name Edward Doran "Ned" Davison  [3, 4
    Suffix Jr. 
    Nickname Ned 
    Born 15 Apr 1845  Mill Village, Queens Co., NS Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Census Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    1881 Canadian Census. Age 35. Ethnic Origin English, Lumberman, C. Methodist 
    Education Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Mt. Allison Institution 
    Occupation 1865  Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    E D Davison & Sons established by his father 
    Elected 1900-1902  Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Mayor 
    Funeral Services performed by Rev. Rural Dean Gelling  [8
    Member Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Methodist Church 
    Occupation 1902 
    sold mill to John Hastings Co. 
    Died 17 Jul 1902  Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8, 12, 13
    Buried Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 14, 15
    Person ID I841  Main
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2011 

    Father Edward Doran Davison,   b. 10 Jun 1819, Mill Village, Queens Co., NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1894, Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Desiah Mack,   b. 11 Nov 1821,   d. 8 Apr 1886  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 18 Sep 1839  Mill Village, Queens Co., NS Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17, 18, 19
    Notes 
    Married:
    • JSHJr notes: E. D. Davison and Desiah Mack are also 1/2 first cousins once removed.  Their common ancesotr is Desire Cahoon.  Desire Cahoon (m1. Samuel Mack in 1766)  is Desiah Mack's Great Grandmother.  Desire Cahoon is also E.D. Davison's Grandmother (m2. Patrick Doran in 1785).  So that means that ED and his wife had about 1/32 of their genes in common - the equivalent of a marriage between second cousins. (The medical risk to offspring of second cousins is not increased vs the general population)
    Family ID F1047  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Alma Minora Hickman, "Annie",   b. 2 Mar 1855, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1884, Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1879  Dorchester, New Brunswich, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
    Children 
    +1. Ellen Minora Davison, "Nellie",   b. 9 Nov 1880, Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1942, Vienna, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Documents
    Lunenburg County
    Lunenburg County
    Nova Scotia.
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F816  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret A. Robertson,   b. 24 Oct 1867, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1895, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1887  [16
    Children 
     1. Edward Sumner Davison, "Ned",   b. 21 Jul 1889, Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1959  (Age 70 years)
    +2. Harold Doran Davison, "Budd / Skipper",   b. 15 Aug 1890,   d. 21 Aug 1965  (Age 75 years)
     3. Henry Fairweather Davison,   b. 22 Apr 1892,   d. 10 Apr 1894  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F94  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Apr 1845 - Mill Village, Queens Co., NS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Mt. Allison Institution - - Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Oct 1879 - Dorchester, New Brunswich, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Edward Doran Davison, Jr.
    Edward Doran Davison, Jr.
    From a group photo titled "E.D. Davison & Sons, Limited - Lumber Manufacturers, Bridgewater, N.S."
    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

    Documents
    E. D. Davison, Jr. obituary
    E. D. Davison, Jr. obituary
    Bad copy (out of focus) - need a better one!
    E. D. Davison & Sons ad in McAlpines
    E. D. Davison & Sons ad in McAlpines
    E.D. Davison Lumber Co.
    E.D. Davison Lumber Co.
    Appearing in the 1896 McAlpines Nova Scotia Directory. This shows that two years after their father's death, the three sons (Charles, Edward and Frank) were running the company.
    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
    Edward Doran Davison, Jr. Family Plot
    Edward Doran Davison, Jr. Family Plot
    Edward Doran Davison, Jr.
    Edward Doran Davison, Jr.

  • Notes 
    • From the July 23, 1902 "(Bridgewater?) Enterprise" newspaper (some parts were not legible including the complete name of the paper)

      Sudden Death of E. D. Davison

      The Eisenhauer of Bridgewater stricken with paralysis on Tuesday July 15th, and dies on Thursday, July 17th, at Cherryhill.

      When on Tuesday of last week the news came to Bridgewater that Mayor Davison was stricken down with illness at Cherry Hill, whither he had gone that morning on buiseness, there was but one feeling of anxiety throughout the town, which grew more and more intense and widespread as it was learned that Mr. Davison had suffered a stroke of paralysis, and was lying in an unconscious state. 

      From time to time messages were received reporting his condition unchanged, except for the worse, until on Thursday last sad word came that he was dead.

      At once the deepest sympathy was manifested for the orphaned family and (sorrowing?) kindred -- and indeed every one in the town expressed a sense of personal loss by his death.  From a public standpoint it is none other than calamity to the town .. ... .. and pay their last sorrowful respects to his mortal remains.  

      The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Roland Morton, pastor of the Methodist Church in Bridgewater, of which the deceased was a most generous supporter, assisted by the Rev. R... Dean Gelling. 

      The procession, fully half-a-mile long, was marshalled by W. C. Hunter, Postmaster in the following order:

      --The Firemen of Bridgewater.
      --Dominion and Provincial Members represented by C.K. Kaulback, Esq., M.P.; Hon. W.H. Owen, M.f.C.; F.B. Wade, Esq.; K.C. M.P.; and the deceased's colleague, A.K. MacLean, Esq., Barrister, M.P.P.
      --The Mayor and Town Council of Lunenburg, and the Town Council of Bridgewater.
      --Dr. March, the Family Physician
      --The Officiating Clergymen.
      --The Pall Bearers: C.O. Fox?, N.C. Q?, J. McGill, T.B. Simonson?, R. Davison, and Walter Cu?.
      --The Carriage containing funeral offerings.

      From "Bridgewater in 1847" article appearing in May 29, Bridgewater Bulletin

      Abram Hebb's father built a small mill, carrying the rude mill-crank into the woods, with the aid of others, on their shoulders. The river abounded in alewives and salmon, as few vessels or boats disturbed the waters. Shortly after this a shook and lumber mill was started by six owners, and built where Davison lower mill now stands. The owners were Capt. J.R. Woman, Capt. Pinked, Dr. Slocomb, R. Gardner and C.E.Gates. Later it was sold at auction and W.J.Gates became the owner. He, in turn, sold it to Christian Ernst and others, and they, or their successors, sold to the Messrs Davison. This was the foundation of the LaHave Lumber business. When at its height, nearly a dozen gang mills were in operation on the river and near by. Fifty years (or nearly) and all these are merged into one big concern (E.D.Davison & Sons)....

      JSHJR notes:

      He appears in the 1901 Census of Canada, living with his two sons and 3 servants. [25]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

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

    3. [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.).

    4. [S1008] History of the Descendants of John Whitman of Weymouth, MA, Charles A. Farnam, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor; New Haven, 1889 Electronic copy via HeritageQuestOnline.com), p. 835 (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S664] Edward D. Davison Diary, Edward Doran Davison, (1902), Diary entry 15 Apr 1502 "My Birthday ----- 57 years" (Reliability: 4).

    6. [S622] 1881 Canadian Census, (1881), http://www.familysearch.org/ENG/Search/Census/individual_record.asp?INDI_CODE=1881CN_122350_0&frompage=99 (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S769] DesBrisay Museum Nicolas Davison Tree, Author unknown, (Two page tree, typed.).

    8. [S769] DesBrisay Museum Nicolas Davison Tree, Author unknown, (Two page tree, typed.), E. D. Davison Obituary from Enterprise, July 23, 1902 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S767] One Hundred Years, Friends of the DesBrisay Museum and Bridgewater Heritage & Historical Society, p. 56 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S767] One Hundred Years, Friends of the DesBrisay Museum and Bridgewater Heritage & Historical Society, p. 12 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S769] DesBrisay Museum Nicolas Davison Tree, Author unknown, (Two page tree, typed.), E. D. Davison's Obituary in Enterprise (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S664] Edward D. Davison Diary, Edward Doran Davison, (1902), Last diary entry is May 13, 1902 (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S857] Wills index - Lunenburg Co, J. Christopher Young, (http://www.seawhy.com/willda.html), DAVISON Edward D. [ Will Book 7 - page 342 abt 1902 ] (Reliability: 0).

    14. [S774] Gravestone photo by JSH, John Spencer Howell, Jr., (digital image file), IMG_0081.jpg (Reliability: 3).

    15. [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=I44280 (Reliability: 0).

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

    17. [S1174] The Canadian Biographical Dictionary, (Chicago ; Toronto : American Biographical Pub. Co. ; [H.C. Cooper Jr. & Co.], 1881.), pp. 411, 412 "In 1839 he married Desiah Mack, daughter of Elisha Mack" (Reliability: 0).

    18. [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.), "at Mill Village" (Reliability: 0).

    19. [S1008] History of the Descendants of John Whitman of Weymouth, MA, Charles A. Farnam, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor; New Haven, 1889 Electronic copy via HeritageQuestOnline.com), p. 834 (Reliability: 0).

    20. [S805] New Brunswick Marriage Bonds, New Brunswick Provincial Archives, (Marriage bonds, which were required when banns were not read in the churches or when the clergyman did not know both of the parties, guaranteed a payment of 500 from the would-be-groom or his co-signer if the proposed marriage did not take place.), Microfilm: F-9110  Reference: 1879-1775 (Reliability: 4).
      RS551A - Index to Marriage Bonds, 1810-1932
      Name: HICKMAN, ALMA M.
      Year: 1879
      Role: BRIDE
      Origin: WESTMORLAND COUNTY
      Microfilm: F-9110 Reference: 1879-1775
      Related Records:
      Name:WILBUR, WILLARD D. Role:CO-SIGNER Origin:WESTMORLAND COUNTY
      Name:TYLER, W. H. Role:CO-SIGNER Origin:MAINE
      Name:DAVISON, EDWARD D. Role:GROOM Origin:NOVA SCOTIA

      Viewing the Complete Record:
      The marriage bonds are available only on microfilm. The microfilm number is included in the index, along with the reference codes. The films can be viewed at the Provincial Archives in Fredericton, or at a library participating in the inter-library or inter-archives microfilm loan program. Films can also be purchased from the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick at $50.00 each.

      Getting a Copy:
      A copy of a marriage bond can be acquired by sending a full mailing address, a full reference of the bond, along with $5.00 for each marriage bond to Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, P. O. Box 6000, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, E3B 5H1. Requests received without full details or without payment cannot be processed. In all cases, please allow at least 4 - 6 weeks for delivery.

    21. [S811] Vital Statistics From New Brunswick (Canada) Newspapers, Daniel F. Johnson, (P.O. Box 26025, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada E2J 4M3 vitstats@nbnet.nb.ca), "at Trinity Church" (Reliability: 0).
      "Vital Statistics From New Brunswick (Canada) Newspapers" Vol. 50

      594   Dorchester, Oct. 29 - Marriage of Alma M. HICKMAN d/o Joseph HICMAN and sister of late A.J. HICKMAN, Esq., to Dr. Edward D. DAVISON of Bridgewater, N.S., at Trinity Church. Havelock McC. HART of Halifax and Robert LOGAN of Bridgewater, groomsmen; Louise WILSON and Mary GODFREY, bridesmaids. (see original) 30 October 1879 TIMES

    22. [S811] Vital Statistics From New Brunswick (Canada) Newspapers, Daniel F. Johnson, (P.O. Box 26025, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada E2J 4M3 vitstats@nbnet.nb.ca) (Reliability: 0).
      1606  m. Trinity Church, Dorchester, 29th Oct., by Rev. R. Simonds, Edward D. DAVIDSON, Esq., Bridgewater, N.S. / Alma HICKMAN d/o Jos. HICKMAN, Essq., Dorchester. 6 November 1879 POST

    23. [S811] Vital Statistics From New Brunswick (Canada) Newspapers, Daniel F. Johnson, (P.O. Box 26025, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada E2J 4M3 vitstats@nbnet.nb.ca) (Reliability: 0).
      891 m. 29th Oct., Trinity Church, Dorchester (West. Co.) by Rev. Richard Simonds,, Rector, E.D.  DAVISON, Jr. of firm E.D. Davison & Sons, Bridgewater, N.S. / Alma HICKMAN youngest d/o Joseph HICKMAN, Esq., Dorchester.  31 October 1879 D.T.

    24. [S1008] History of the Descendants of John Whitman of Weymouth, MA, Charles A. Farnam, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor; New Haven, 1889 Electronic copy via HeritageQuestOnline.com), p. 835 "m. Alma M. daughter of Joseph and Ruth Caroline (Wells) Hickman" (Reliability: 0).

    25. [S1231] 1901 Census of Canada, (http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/02012202_e.html Index and images also online at AutomatedGenealogy.com).