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Margaret Helen Hastings

Margaret Helen Hastings[1, 2, 3]

Female 1891 - 1925  (~ 33 years)

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  • Name Margaret Helen Hastings  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born Nov 1891  prob. Pittsburgh, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 9
    Gender Female 
    Lived in 13 Jun 1900  Pittsubrgh, Allegheny, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    McPherson Street 
    Died Apr 1925  [5
    Buried prob. Pittsburgh, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I844  Main
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2010 

    Father John McMillan Hastings,   b. 16 Aug 1859, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1930  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Katherine Meriba Brown, "Kitty",   b. 24 Apr 1864,   d. 29 Nov 1891, Allegheny City, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1887  [11
    Family ID F2944  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harold Doran Davison, "Budd / Skipper",   b. 15 Aug 1890,   d. 21 Aug 1965  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Oct 1914  Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 12, 13
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Conversation notes with Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop:

      "She was the true love of his life - Helen Hastings and Harold eloped to Boston and were married at the Copley Plaza in 1914"

      Notes from Hal Lathrop:

      When the Davison Lumber company was sold [in 1902] it was purchased by a company associated with Helen Hastings' family. 

      Ralph Burgoyne notes in an article in the Bridgewater Bulletin, April 8, 1981:

      "The Mill, the largest ever in Nova Scotia, was built by an American Company headed by John Hastings of Michingan in 1902.  They bought out E.D. Davison & Sons lumber business and operated under the name Davison Lumber Company.  They built the mill across the lake from Springfield and named the place Hastings, after John Hastings."

      JSH notes:  

      So, Harold "Skipper" Doran Davison was 12 years old at the time E. D. Davison and Sons was purchased by John Hastings in 1902.  John Hastings would become Harold Davison's father-in-law in 1914 - 12 years later. [14]
    Children 
    +1. Margaret Helen Davison,   b. 29 Dec 1916, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 2009, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Harold Hastings Davison,   b. 26 Feb 1919,   d. 19 Mar 1943  (Age 24 years)
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2006 
    Family ID F367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Nov 1891 - prob. Pittsburgh, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLived in - McPherson Street - 13 Jun 1900 - Pittsubrgh, Allegheny, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Oct 1914 - Boston, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - prob. Pittsburgh, PA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Documents
    Davison Lumber Mill at Hastings
    Davison Lumber Mill at Hastings - John Hastings was Helen's father.
    As you read this article please remember that the Davison Lumber Mill at Hastings was of course built after the death of E.D. Davison, Sr., and after his sons sold the company their father founded to John M. Hastings. Hastings renamed the company Davison Lumber Company. Another point, interesting to us but unmentioned in the article, is that Helen Hastings, the daughter of John Hastings, married Harold Doran "Budd" Davison in 1914 - Budd is the son of E.D. Davison, Jr.
    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)
    John M. Hastings - obituary
    John M. Hastings - obituary
    Obit from Pittsburgh Press, p9, Aug 1, 1930

    Histories
    A Great Industry (Davison Lumber Company)
    A Great Industry (Davison Lumber Company)
    An account of the Davison Lumber Company operations during the period after it was sold by E.D. Davison & Sons - (the new company was renamed the "Davison Lumer Company, Limited".) Supmitted by Rev. Dr. Morton and published in the Halifax Herald. Includes excerpts from the Bridgewater Bulletin, September 25, 1906

  • Notes 
    • From a conversation with Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop:

      "My brohter and I never really got to know her due to her illness.  She had brain cancer, was bedridden for several years at home from an operation, after which she was never really the same. She died in 1925 at about age 32 at home." [15]

  • 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. [S957] Stuart Davison, (correspondence with John S. Howell, Jr.), 4 Jun 2004 email to JSHJr (Reliability: 0).

    5. [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.), Section "D" (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S864] 1900 U.S. Census, "Helen, daughter, b. Nov. 1891, age 8, b. PA, parents b. PA, PA, At School" -  Allegheny, Pittsburgh Ward 21, District 256, McPherson Street (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S695] 1910 U.S. Census, Miracode Index 1910 Census "District 0412, Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Daughter, Helen Hastings, age 18, born Pennsylvania" (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S1596] John M. Hastings obit, Pittsburgh Press, (1 Aug 1930, p. 9), "Miss Margaret Helen Hastings" (Reliability: 0).

    9. [S1292] Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop, "died April 1925 at about age 32" (Reliability: 0).

    10. [S1292] Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop, Telephone 6 Feb 2006, b. probably Pittsburgh in either the family plot of her mother or father. (Reliability: 0).

    11. [S1479] Philip Spencer, Philip Spencer, (http://users.eastlink.ca/~pspencer/nsaeta/davison.html), email to JSH 24 March 2011 (Reliability: 0).

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

    13. [S1292] Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop, Tel conv. 6 Feb 2006 - eloped to Boston, married at the Copley Plaza in 1914 (Reliability: 0).

    14. [S1292] Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop, Telephone conv. 6 Feb 2006 - eloped to Boston - Copley Plaza 1914 (Reliability: 0).

    15. [S1292] Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop, 6 Feb 2006 - Telephone conv. w. JSH (Reliability: 0).