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Edward Sumner Davison, "Ned"

Edward Sumner Davison, "Ned"[1, 2, 3]

Male 1889 - 1959  (70 years)

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  • Name Edward Sumner Davison  [4
    Suffix "Ned" 
    Born 21 Jul 1889  Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Census 1911  Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Aug 1959  [6
    Buried Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I842  Main
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2007 

    Father Edward Doran "Ned" Davison, Jr.,   b. 15 Apr 1845, Mill Village, Queens Co., NS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1902, Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother 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  [7
    Family ID F94  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater, NS Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Edward Sumner Davison 'Ned'
    Edward Sumner Davison "Ned"
    1934 photo identified by Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop in 2007. Hal Lathrop collection.
    Davison Cousins - 1934 Group Photo
    Davison Cousins - 1934 Group Photo
    (hover mouse over person to see name, click for more details) Hal Lathrop notes: "From a small 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 photo. Very yellowed! Taken to the right of the porch at aunt Lou and Allie's Red Top [in Bridgewater, NS]. Mum puts her age at 18 - therefore Hal is 16. The picture can then be dated summer of 1934." Individuals identified by Margaret Helen Lathrop in 2007. Hal Lathrop Collection.
    Edward Sumner Davison 'Ned'
    Edward Sumner Davison "Ned"
    Reverse: "Return to H. D. Davison, 3 College St. St. Catharines, Ont.; Rank: Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery; Faculty: Forestry." Hal Lathrop notes: "1st World War. Ned 23?" Photo identified by Margaret Helen Lathrop in 2007. Hal Lathrop Collection.
    Edward Sumner Davison
    Edward Sumner Davison
    Reverse: "Return to H. D. Davison, 3 College St. St. Catharines, Ont.; Rank: Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery; Faculty: Forestry." Hal Lathrop notes: "1st World War. Ned 23?" Hal Lathrop collection.
    Davison brothers.
    Davison brothers.
    L to R: Edward Sumner Davison, Harold (Budd) Doran Davison. (Most likely a staged photo, as the boys were not lumberjacks!) Circa 1900 and about the time the E. D. Davison & Sons lumber company was sold. 7 1/2" x 5 1/2 photo from Hal Lathrop who has the only originals (2007). Identification by Hal Lathrop and Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop.
    Edward Sumner Davison 'Ned'
    Edward Sumner Davison "Ned"
    1934 photo. Identified by Margaret Helen Lathrop in 2007. Hal Lathrop Collection.

    Documents
    1911 Census of Canada - Frank Davison household
    1911 Census of Canada - Frank Davison household
    Includes nephews, Ned and Bud Davison.

    Headstones
    Edward Doran Davison, Jr. Family Plot
    Edward Doran Davison, Jr. Family Plot
    Edward Sumner Davsion
    Edward Sumner Davsion

  • Notes 
    • "Ned"

      Stuart Davison notes:

      "I grew up knowing Bud (called Skipper to his granchildren) and Ned."

      "Ned was a great friend of the family and lived about six miles below my home at Pentz after his retirement from forestry. He always joined our family every Sunday for a sort of 'Norman Rockwell Sunday Roast'. On Saturday evenings my mother would have my sister or myself call and invite him for dinner and he always acted  surprised and delighted to come. I have often reflected in later years whether he would have simply appeared if we had nor called!  On Sunday, my father not known to be a frequent attendee at church always used as an excuse that someone had to stay home and tend to the roast!"

      "I have many a fond story of Uncle Ned. Ned was never married and therein may be another story. Ned died in August '59 and my Dad that December. It was a particularly sad time for all of us as we lost several close family members in a matter of months"

      J. Spencer Howell notes:

      "Apparenly his girlfriend was killed in a horseriding accident, and he never married."
      "Moved to Calgary, AB Canada and was probably employed in the Park Service. "
      "Ned Davison Howell was named after this Ned."
      "Ned is 1/2 brother to Nellie Davison and full brother to Budd Davison."
      "Ned and his brother Budd sponsored their nephew, John Edward Howell (son of Nellie Davison) to come to North America in a cattle boat where he would have arrived at the port of Montreal at age 17-18. and greeted by his uncles who were not that much older than he."

      Hallie Howell notes:

      "Ned [Davison Howell] and I visited Ned Davison at his home near Bridgewater, Nova Scotia circa 1956.  I recall that he was perhaps a retired professional photographer and that we had a grand time touring throughout Nova Scotia together.  He was a wonderful host and much fun to be with."

      Hal Lathrop notes:

      "I remember Ned as a very physical person - the type that would love to go on a hike or climb a mountain."

      "He Attended St. Andrew's College in Toronto and the University of Toronto"

      "He never married, and he does not seem to have had any girlfriends, although we do have some photographs of him with Lila Logan who was a friend. The photos were taken at the old pier that was just to the left of Red Top in Bridgewater, NS"

      "Ned went out west and bought a large farm.  I do not think it was a financial success, and he eventually sold it and returned to Nova Scotia where he lived at Pentz (near Bridgewater, on the La Have river)"

      JSHJR notes:

      Appears in the 1901 census of Canada: "Davison, Edward S age 11, b. 21 Jul 1889"
      Edward Davison appears in the 1911 census of Canada "Nephew, age 21"living in the household of his uncle Frank Davison.

      Notes from a British Columbia, Canada Government document on "The Forest Cover and Water Run-off":

      -Appears as "Davison, Edward Sumner, Forester: Fernie Farmers' Institute" - a witness.

      Gravestone inscription: "Trusty and well beloved" [8, 9, 10]

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

    2. [S192] J Spencer Howell - Interviews with JSHJr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (Personal interviews with Dad.).

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

    4. [S774] Gravestone photo by JSH, John Spencer Howell, Jr., (digital image file), IMG_0084.jpg (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1284] 1911 Canadian Census, "Edward Davison, male, single, age 21, b. Nova Scotia, Nephew, English, Lunenburg dist 49 Bridgewater East, page 6" (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S857] Wills index - Lunenburg Co, J. Christopher Young, (http://www.seawhy.com/willda.html), DAVISON Edward Sumner [ Act Book 10 - page 89 abt 1959] (Reliability: 0).

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

    8. [S1190] British Columbia Forest Resources Report - 1945, REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER - The Honoroable Cordon McG. Sloan. Chief Justice of British Columbia, (1945 Victoria, B.C.: Printed by Charles F. Banfield, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Mr/Rc/Rc003/Rc003-4.pdf), p. 190 (Reliability: 0).

    9. [S1218] Hal Lathrop, (Welland, Ontario, Canada), Telephone conv. 20 Aug 2005 (Reliability: 0).

    10. [S1231] 1901 Census of Canada, (http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/02012202_e.html Index and images also online at AutomatedGenealogy.com), "Davison, Edward S age 11, b. 21 Jul 1889" (Reliability: 0).