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Ellen Minora Davison, "Nellie"

Ellen Minora Davison, "Nellie"[1, 2, 3, 4]

Female 1880 - 1942  (62 years)

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  • Photos
    Nellie Davison
    Nellie Davison
    As a young girl in Nova Scotia
    Ellen M. 'Nellie' Davison or Amelia F. 'Minnie' Davison?
    Ellen M. "Nellie" Davison or Amelia F. "Minnie" Davison?
    This was a photo we had of Ellen M. Davison "Nellie", "I did enjoy" p. 168 labels the photo "Minnie" referring to Amelia Freeman Davison, b. 1862. Another small mystery to resolve!
    Nellie Davison Howell
    Nellie Davison Howell
    Quite young.
    Nellie Davison Howell and Howard Kilpatrick.
    Nellie Davison Howell and Howard Kilpatrick.
    Georgia Archives caption: "Photograph of Henry Howell and Nellie Davidson Howell in their home, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, 1897
    Photographer/Studio: Kilpatrick, Howard
    Field Notes: Atlanta, Fulton Co., 1897. Henry Howell & wife, Nellie Davidson Howell, in their home in Atlanta. Crescent Avenue, where 10th St. Telephone Exchange is now. 4/7/90-big hole there now."

    Henry Howell & Nellie's Dining Room
    Henry Howell & Nellie's Dining Room
    Caption text from Georgia Archives: "Photograph of dining room of the Henry Howell home, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. Betty Howell Traver believes the date of the photos is cir 1901. "Nellie appears pregnant, and her first child was b. 1901."

    Photographer/Studio: Kilpatrick, Howard
    Description: Interior view of the dining room in the home of Henry Howell located at the corner of Crescent Avenue and Tenth Street.

    Henry Howell & Nellie's Home
    Henry Howell & Nellie's Home
    Georgia Archives Caption reads: "Home of Henry Howell located on Crescent Avenue." Atlanta, GA Photographed by Howard Kilpatrick. Betty Howell Traver believes the date of the photos is cir 1901. "Nellie appears pregnant, and her first child was b. 1901."
    Henry Howell home interior
    Henry Howell home interior
    Caption from Georgia Archives reads: "Atlanta, Fulton County, 1897. Shot in interior of Henry Howell's home in Atlanta-Howell-a music teacher. Crescent Avenue, where 10th St. telephone Exchange is now." Betty Howell Traver believes the date of the photos is cir 1901. "Nellie appears pregnant, and her first child was b. 1901."
    Ellen M. Davison (Nellie)
    Ellen M. Davison (Nellie)
    Ellen Minora Davison (Nellie) Source: J. Spencer Howell collection.
    Leschetitzky photo / post card
    Leschetitzky photo / post card
    Theodor Leschetitzky - pianist and teacher of Henry A. Howell. This postcard/photo from Nellie Davison Howell in Vienna to her mother-in-law Emma B. Heard Howell in Great Plains, GA 1903. Source: Betty Howell Traver.
    Nellie Davison Howell's drawing room (small)
    Nellie Davison Howell's drawing room (small)
    Vienna, Austria - from a painting done by Nellie in the posession of Hallie Howell. Perhaps her home with Henry.
    Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger home
    Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger home
    Postcard / photo sent to Helen Kilpatrick by Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger. Believed to be circa 1907. Photo is of Nellie's home in Vienna. Source: Betty Howell Traver.
    Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger
    Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger
    In 1921. "Granny Zippo"
    Nellie Davison - 'The Power Behind The Austrian Cabinet'
    Nellie Davison - "The Power Behind The Austrian Cabinet"
    Photo of Ellen M. "Nellie" Davison Howell Grunberger, published in the Regina Register, 13 March, 1922. Caption: THE POWER BEHIND THE AUSTRIAN CABINET - Mme. Grunberger, the English wife of Dr. Alfred Grunberger, Austrian minister of food is described by a Vienna paper as "the real power behind the present cabinet" and very popular.

    Source: Hal Lathrop. Found a copy of this article on the reverse side of the framed 'Nellie in Ball gown with ostrich feather' portrait.
    Nellie Davison in Bridgewater cir 1922
    Nellie Davison in Bridgewater cir 1922
    From a photo album belonging to Louise S. Davison "Lou" and her sister Alma M. Davison "Allie". This photo likely of Nellie Davison, was untitled, and on a page by itself facing a lone photo on the opposite page of an older man believed to be Alfred Grunberger, her then husband. The date could be about 1922 based on Catherine Leavitt's remarks about remembering that Nellie and "The Baron" (Grunberger) visited Bridgewater and attended a dinner party at Frank Davison's house when Catherine was a young girl. (Frank Davison is the father of Lou and Allie mentioned above) A newspaper article in 1922 also reports that Nellie and Grunberger visited Canada in 1922. In the summer of 1922 Nellie was 41, Mr. Gruenberger was 46, and Catherine Doran Davison Leavitt was 12. Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop recalls that the photos were taken at the Campbell House on the Medway River in Mill Village, NS (Hal Lathrop collection.)
    Nellie Davison - 1924 portrait.
    Nellie Davison - 1924 portrait.
    Ellen M. Davison, "Nellie" - Studio portrait taken 1924 (age 44). Nellie in ball gown with tulle shawl and bodice, and ostrich feather fan. Original is signed and dated by Nellie. Reverse of frame contains newspaper photo of Nellie from the Regina Register 13 March, 1922.

    Source: Anna Lathrop (digital), and Hal Lathrop (original)
    Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger - 1926
    Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger - 1926
    Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger in her Presentation Gown to the Court of Spain in 1926.
    Ellen M. Davison
    Ellen M. Davison
    Nellie in the fashion of the day.

    Documents
    Henry and Nellie Howell sail for Europe 20 October 1902.
    Henry and Nellie Howell sail for Europe 20 October 1902.
    Article appearing in the Atlanta Constitution 16 Oct 1902.
    Ellis Island passenger list
    Ellis Island passenger list
    Ellen Grunberger is on the ship Aquitania passenger list departed from Cherbourg, France, arrived New York (Ellis Island)16 March 1923 - age 42.
    Nellie Davison - letter 15 Dec 1923 Vienna
    Nellie Davison - letter 15 Dec 1923 Vienna
    Nellie Davison - letter 26 Mar 1924 Vienna
    Nellie Davison - letter 26 Mar 1924 Vienna
    Nellie Davison letter - 24 Aug 1924
    Nellie Davison letter - 24 Aug 1924
    Alma Howell / Paul Passini Wedding Invitation
    Alma Howell / Paul Passini Wedding Invitation
    (pdf attached)

    Monsieur Alfred Gruenberger, Ministre d'Autriche à Paris, et Madame Alfred Gruenberger, née Davison ont l'honneur de vous faire part du mariage de leur belle-fille et fille, Mademoiselle Alma Minora Howell, avec Monsieur Paul Passini,

    Et vous prient d'asoister à la bénédiction nuptiale qui leursera donnée le Samedi 11 Septembre 1926 à midi

    vcès prćcis, en l'Eglise St Georges / 7, rue Auguste Vacquerie /.

    15, rue Beaujon.
    Nellie Davison - letter 10 June (year?)
    Nellie Davison - letter 10 June (year?)
    Nellie Davison - letter 8 Feb 1927 Paris
    Nellie Davison - letter 8 Feb 1927 Paris
    Nellie Davison - letter 13 Mar 1936 Vienna
    Nellie Davison - letter 13 Mar 1936 Vienna
    Nellie Davison - letter 6 Aug 1938
    Nellie Davison - letter 6 Aug 1938
    Nellie Davison - letter 23 Feb 1939 Vienna
    Nellie Davison - letter 23 Feb 1939 Vienna
    Leschetitzky (Leschetizky) post card (reverse)
    Leschetitzky (Leschetizky) post card (reverse)
    Source: Betty Howell Traver
    Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger home (reverse)
    Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger home (reverse)
    (Reverse) Postcard / photo sent to Helen Kilpatrick by Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger. Believed to be circa 1907. Photo is of Nellie's home in Vienna. Source: Betty Howell Traver.
    Xmas card from Nellie & Alfred (reverse)
    Xmas card from Nellie & Alfred (reverse)
    Reverse of Postcard photo / Christmas Card - Circa 1907 - Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger to Helen F. Kilpatrick. Helen is a first cousin of Nellie's former husband, Henry Howell. "Our drawing room". Signed individually by Nellie and Alfred Grunberger. Source: Betty Howell Traver and J. Spencer Howell
    Xmas card from Nellie & Alfred - 1907
    Xmas card from Nellie & Alfred - 1907
    Postcard photo / Christmas Card - Circa 1907 - Nellie Davison Howell Grunberger to Helen F. Kilpatrick. Helen is a first cousin of Nellie's former husband, Henry Howell. "Our drawing room". Signed individually by Nellie and Alfred Grunberger. Source: Betty Howell Traver and J. Spencer Howell
    Ellen Minora Davison marriage index - Pancras, London
    Ellen Minora Davison marriage index - Pancras, London
    Index page listing for Ellen Minora Davison


    1881 Census of Canda - Edward D. Davison, Alma, Ellen
    1881 Census of Canda - Edward D. Davison, Alma, Ellen

    Recordings At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Name Ellen Minora Davison  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Suffix "Nellie" 
    Born 9 Nov 1880  Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13, 14
    Gender Female 
    Census 1881  Bridgewater, New Dublin Twp., Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    1881 Canadian Census. C. Methodist, Less than 1 year old. Ethnic origin English. 
    Census 5 Jun 1900  Marietta, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lived in 1901  Atlanta, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Travel 16 Mar 1923  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Death 25 Dec 1942  Vienna, Wien, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Lived in Vienna, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    FamilySearch LDJ9-9ZR 
    Died 25 Dec 1942  Vienna, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19
    Person ID I142  Main
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 

    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 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  [20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
    Documents
    Lunenburg County
    Lunenburg County
    Nova Scotia.
    Family ID F816  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Henry Alonzo Howell,   b. 19 Feb 1866, White Plains, Greene County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1958, Burke County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1900  Pancras District, London, MIddlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [26, 27, 28
    Notes 
    Married:
    • The England and Wales Civil Registration Index shows they were married in the quarter ending June 1900.  They also appear married in the 1900 U.S. Census taken on  5 June.  The census also shows "0" years married.  Ellen's entry also shows she is the "mother of one child", and "zero children living" - most likely a reference to the fact that she was pregnant with their daughter Alma.

      Betty Howell Traver's corrections to the Clopton Book p. 211 indicate m. "3 April 1900" [29, 30]
    Children 
    +1. Alma Minora Howell, "Atze",   b. 23 Jul 1901, Atlanta, Cobb Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. John Edward Howell, "Jack",   b. 21 Aug 1902, Demorest, Habersham, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1948, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Documents
    Henry Howell Weds Miss Davison
    Henry Howell Weds Miss Davison
    Atlanta Constitution 10 April 1900. "Mr. Howell Weds Miss Davison. The friends in Atlanta of Mr. Henry Howell, the talented musician, will be interested to learn of his marriage in London, Saturday, to Miss Davison, formerly of Canada. Miss Davision first met Mr. Howell on the occasion of her visit to Mrs. Charles O. Sheridan last Winter. Mr. Howell and his bride sailed from Liverpool the day of their marriage and will make Atlanta their home."
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Alfred Grünberger,   b. 15 Oct 1875, Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary), Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1935, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1907  [31
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Charles D. Davison notes: "Dev. 1928"
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2009 
    Family ID F95  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Henry Schmid,   b. prob Austria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1944 
    Married 1939  [32
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2004 
    Family ID F1586  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Jun 1900 - Marietta, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLived in - 1901 - Atlanta, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - 16 Mar 1923 - New York, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLived in - - Vienna, Austria Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Dec 1942 - Vienna, Austria Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Ellen Minora Davison, "Nellie", was born into a wealthy and prominent family in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.  Nellie's mother (Alma Hickman, "Annie") died when Nellie was 4 years old.  Her father, Edward D. Davison, Jr., then married Margaret Robertson when Nellie was 6.  Margaret died when Nellie was 15.

      In the Winter of 1899 at age 18, Nellie was sent to visit family friends in Georgia where she took piano lessons with a well known Atlanta pianist, Henry Howell. Nellie and Henry eloped, and were married in April of 1900 in London, England.  She was 19, Henry was 33.  Nellie's father was strongly against the union and sought (unsuccessfully) to have it annulled on the grounds of her age. 

      Immediately following their marriage Henry and Nellie returned to live in Atlanta, Georgia.  Their first child, Alma Minora Howell "Atze", was born in July of 1901; their second child, John Edward Howell was born in August 1902 just one month after the death of Nellie's father. In October 1902, the family moved to Europe, where Henry studied piano under Theodor Leschetizky in Vienna, Austria, teacher of the famous Paderewski.

      We do not know the date of Nellie's divorce from Henry, but we do know that some time before 1907 the couple had separated with Henry retuning to America and Nellie remaining in Austria with the children.

      The date of her second marriage to Mr. Grunberger is not known.  Everyone in Nellie's extended Nova Scotia family called Mr. Grunberger "The Baron", as he was a high ranking minister and diplomat in the Austrian government.  A 1922 newspaper article printed upon her visit to Canada refers to Nellie as "The Power Behind The Austrian Cabinet.....and very popular"

      Her third marriage was to Hans Schmidt, whom we know nothing about. It was Mr. Schmidt who contacted Nellie's son John to inform him that his mother had died from natural causes in 1942.

      After the war Nellie's children attempted to locate her grave but were told it was destroyed.

      Other details:

      On June 15, 1900 she appears in the 1900 U.S. census, living with her husband Henry Howell in Marietta, GA "dwelling no.150, Whitlock Ave, Marietta District, Cobb County, GA, Ellen Howell, boarder, white, female, born Nov 1880, age 19, married for "0" years (i.e.: married less than 1 year), mother of "1" child, "0" children living (perhaps refers to the fact that she was pregnant), born Canada (Eng), parents born Canada (Eng), reads, writes and speaks english."

      The following letter was transcribed by Marlene Hickman and original is in her possession. The "Uncle John" to whom this letter is addressed, is most likely John Howard Hickman, b. 1858 who married Theresa Hay in 1893.  John Howard Hickman is the youngest child of Joseph Hickman and the 3 years younger sibling of Nellies mother Alma.

      September 9, 1900
      Lowndes Building, Room 610
      Atlanta, GA

      My dear Uncle John: 

      Your letter with the Express Orders for Fifty-six dollars was received on Friday.  I thank you very much for sending it and I am glad you did not give it to me before.  I am sure I would not have thought of spending in such a nice way - buying shares - as I witness doing now.  We have moved into Atlanta for the winter and have four rooms in a very pretty building.  They are on the 6th floor so we have a beautiful view and at present a lovely breeze which is a very important feature of this climate.  We expect to be just as warm this winter - In the rooms are heaters with hot water. 

      Thank you very much for your invitation to stay with you in Dorchester.  It will be lovely to go back again and I want to go north next summer if possible.  Mr. Howell asks me to thank you to for him.  Much love to Aunt Teresa.

      I am yours affectionately,
      Nellie Davison Howell

      The following letter was transcribed by Marlene Hickman and original is in her possession:

      November 20, 1901
      3 Crescent Avenue
      Atlanta, GA

      Dear Uncle John: 

      Many thanks for the $3000 which arrived safely.  My husband wrote you at my request explaining why we telegraphed.  I have not been at all well lately and am going tomorrow to Marietta for a weeks rest.  You remember perhaps I was there the first summer after I was married. I will take Alma and the nurse and Mr Howell is coming up to spend Sunday.  I include the receipt you sent me to sign. Give my love to Aunt Teresa.  Hoping to see you next summer. 

      I remain, yours affectionately,
      Nellie Davison Howell

      JSH note: See Joseph Hickman's will - the $3,000 referenced in the above letter is probably the $3,000 left to Nellie by her grandfather Joseph Hickman in his will - to be given to her on her 21st birthday.  Nellie was 21 on 9 Nov 1901.

      References to Nellie in her father's (E.D. Davison, Jr.) diary as follows:

      22 March 1902 - "Sent draft for $400.00 w on N.Y. to Nellie at Atlanta today." (this amount converts to about $ 8,300 in 2004 dollar terms.)

      13 May 1902 - "Nellie arrived home from Atlanta, via Amhurst, today"

      (ed. Her father died in July 1902)

      Notes from J. Spencer Howell:

      "Nellie's grandchildren called her Granny Zippo. I met her once -- in Mexico City in early 1936."

      "Her half brothers were Ned (Edward) and Budd Davison. Both brothers were much younger than Nellie and lived in Canada."

      "Nellie's family was in the lumber business in Nova Scotia, Canada." 

      "Nellie took piano lessons from Henry Howell"

      "Nellie moved to Vienna, Austria with her two children."

      "In 1940 John E. Howell went to Austria to try and convice his mother Nellie into living with his family in Puerto Rico to avoid the coming war in Europe -- she declined."  

      Notes from conversation with Helen STITH Howell

      "we knew her as Granny Zippo"

      "Nellie eloped with Henry, and then they moved to Georgia"

      "Nellie's father disapproved of the marriage to Henry"

      "She was married to Hans Schmidt, an Austrian, when she died"

      Notes from a conversation with Catherine Doran Davison Leavitt, Aug 2005:

      Dad, Claire, Susan and I visited with Catherine Doran Davison (m1. Rooke m2 Leavitt)  at her home in Halifax - July 2005.  She remembers Nellie Davison Howell as "a very beautiful woman".  Catherine recalled a dinner party in Bridgewater at Frank Davison's home, where Nellie attended with her husband "The Baron" (Grunenburger probably).  The Baron apparently made quite a fuss over the fact that the table was set for 13 people, and would not sit down until a 14th was found. Catherine remembers her mother running home to get her brother as the 14th.

      Catherine recalls, "Nellie was sent to Europe due to consumption"

      From "Austria As Theater and Ideology: The Meaning of the Salzburg Festival:"

      P. 67 "Hofmannsthal drafted list after list of potential committee members.  Although one cannot simply assume that every figure to appear on one of his lists actually joined, there is no evidence that anyone refused an invitation to do so since invitations were always worded in flattering terms and did not formally obligate recipients to contribute financially to the cause. (The available evidnence suggests that only one respondent, Lord Haldane, joined on the explicit condition that he not be obliged to contribute money.)  Hofmannsthal's list for the Austrian contingent included Andrian, Thurn und Taxis, Colloredo, Franckenstein, Madame Nelly Grunberger..."

      Hal Lathrop telephone conversation notes 20 Aug 2005:

      "Skipper (Harold D. 'Budd' Davison) told me that she was buried somewhere in Germany, but her grave was bombed in the war and was destroyed.  I seem to remember she died of consumption"

      Other notes:

      Upon her death in 1942, her husband, Hans Schmidt, wrote a letter from Austria to her son John, informing him of her death. 

      Referred to as "Ella M. Davison" in "History of the Descendants of John Whitman of Weymouth, MA" [33, 34, 35]

    Travel:
    • Ellen Grunberger is on the ship Aquitania passenger list departed from Cherbourg, France, arrived New York (Ellis Island)16 March 1923 - age 42.

  • 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. [S701] White Plains Baptist Church Register, (Georgia Archives microfilm.), How received: Letter 14 Oct 1905. How dismissed: Letter 20 Oct 1907 (Reliability: 2).

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

    5. [S664] Edward D. Davison Diary, Edward Doran Davison, (1902), May 13, 1902 - entry reads "Nellie arrived home from [unclear writing from here on..] Atlanta via Amherst today. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [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).

    7. [S1209] Joseph Hickman - Will, Joseph Hickman, "granddaughter, Ellen Davison, $3000 at age 21" (Reliability: 0).
      Among the Hickman family papers archived at Dorchester is a statement (unsigned and undated) showing that at the time of his death, Joseph's estate consisted of:

      62 acres of old marsh land $4650
      30 acres of light marsh land 1500
      3 Barns on the marsh 600
      50 Acres of Woodland 100
      Store occupied by J H Hickman & Co 2000
      Bank Building 2000
      Ketchum Place 1000
      Welling Place 500
      Homestead with about 28 acres land 3000
      Household furniture 1000
      About 80 tons English hay 480
      About 30 tons broadleaf 120
      One horse (grey mare) 100
      2 Cows 50
      Barn Furniture 100
      Carts, Sleds, etc 150
      Brigt "Bessie May" 4/64 share 150
      Bark Sarah Chandler 2/64 share 70
      Plus outstanding debts owed to him brought the total of his estate to $31,893

      Bequests in his will, dated January 23, 1885, left his homestead property and household possesions plus a yearly annuity of $500 to his wife. To his daughter Ellen Douglas $6000 and her son, Joseph Douglas, $500 at age 21. He also left bequeaths to his grandchildren, survivors of his own son and daughters: to each of his grandsons William Albert Hickman and Albert Hickman Beckwith and granddaughter, Ellen Davidson, $3000 at age 21. The residue of his estate was left to his son John, who with his mother Ruth were named executors of the estate

    8. [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" - Elen Minora (Reliability: 0).

    9. [S192] J Spencer Howell - Interviews with JSHJr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (Personal interviews with Dad.), Many discussions regarding Nellie (Reliability: 0).

    10. [S1218] Hal Lathrop, (Welland, Ontario, Canada), Photo of Nellie with ostrich feather. (Reliability: 0).

    11. [S1462] Anna Lathrop, Anna Lathrop, emailed photo (digital version) of Nellie with ostrich feather fan to me on 3 Apr 2007 (Reliability: 0).

    12. [S622] 1881 Canadian Census, (1881), Says age <1 Born: Nov, 5/12 Nova Scotia (Reliability: 4).
      Household Record 1881 Canadian Census - Edward Jr. DAVISON M Male English 35 Nova Scotia Lumberman C. Methodist, Alma DAVISON M Female Irish 25 New Brunswick Church of England, Ellen DAVISON Female English <1 Born: Nov; 5/12 Nova Scotia C. Methodist. Source Information: Census Place Bridgewater, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Family History Library Film 1375806 . NA Film Number C-13170, District 11, Sub-district I, Division 2
      Page Number 37, Household Number 166

    13. [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 "b. Nov 9, 1880." (Reliability: 0).

    14. [S864] 1900 U.S. Census, The next line of the 1900 census, Cobb County, GA, shows Ellen Howell, boarder, white, female, born Nov 1880, age 19, married for "0" years, mother of 1 child, "0" children living, born Canada (Eng), parents born Canada (Eng), reads, writes and speaks eng (Reliability: 0).

    15. [S622] 1881 Canadian Census, (1881), http://www.familysearch.org/ENG/Search/Census/household_record.asp?HOUSEHOLD_CODE=1881CN_122350&HOUSEHOLD_SUB=1&frompage=99 (Reliability: 0).

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

    17. [S1701] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 16 Jul 2017), entry for Ellen Minora Davison, person ID LDJ9-9ZR. (Reliability: 3).

    18. [S957] Stuart Davison, (correspondence with John S. Howell, Jr.), email to JSHJr. 3 Jun 2004 - d. 25 Dec 1942 (Reliability: 0).

    19. [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" - 25 Dec 1942 (Reliability: 0).

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

    21. [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.

    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), "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

    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).
      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

    24. [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.

    25. [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).

    26. [S864] 1900 U.S. Census, married for "0" years as of 5 June 1900 - the enumeration date.  Dau Alma b. 22 Jul 1900. (Reliability: 0).

    27. [S1254] Civil Registration Index: 1837 - 1983, General Register Office, London, England, (FreeBMD. [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: Microfilm and microfiche of the England and Wales, Civil Registration Indexes created by the General Register Office, in London, England), "Davison, Ellen Minora", "Henry Howell", "marriage record type", "1900, (June Quarter), Pancras District (1837-1901), London, Middlesex" http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=freebmd&ti=0&f5=265&f6=1900&f7=June&f4=1b&f10=Marriages (Reliability: 0).

    28. [S1374] Atlanta Constitution, Issue dated April 9, 1900, page 8 - "Married, April 3rd, at London, England, Ellen M. Davison, of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, to Mr. Henry Howell, of Atlanta, Ga." (Reliability: 0).

    29. [S1183] Leschetizky, (http://www.leschetizky.org), http://www.leschetizky.org/Press%20Release1.htm (Reliability: 0).

    30. [S1347] Clopton Ancestors by Lucy Lane Erwin, Lucy Lane Erwin, (c 1939), p. 211 "married first, 3 Apr 1900, in England"  (correction to 1900 by Betty H. Traver) (Reliability: 0).

    31. [S1549] Documentation archives of the Austrian resistance, 1997, Gertrude Enderle-Burcel, Michaela Follner, Dokumentationsarchiv des Österreichischen Widerstandes, Österreichische Gesellschaft für historische Quellenstudien, (Publisher Dokumentationsarchiv des Österreichischen Widerstandes, 1997 ISBN 3901142320, 9783901142321 Length 540 pages), "verheiratet mit Ellen M. Davison-Howell (12 Juli 1907)" http://books.google.com/books?id=k7qMAAAAIAAJ&q=%22ellen+m+davison%22&dq=%22ellen+m+davison%22&ei=FDluSsn6KIiqzQSNzPHtDg&rview=1 (Reliability: 0).

    32. [S957] Stuart Davison, (correspondence with John S. Howell, Jr.), email to JSH 3 Jun 2004 (Reliability: 0).

    33. [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), http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hegerich&id=I44308 (Reliability: 0).

    34. [S1156] Marlene Hickman, (admen@nbnet.nb.ca (Bob & Marlene Hickman)), email to JSHJr 10 July 2005 (Reliability: 0).

    35. [S788] Hallie Howell, Telephone conv with JSH Jr. (Reliability: 0).