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Family: Harold Doran Davison / Helen Hastings (F367)

m. Oct 1914

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  • Harold Doran DavisonFather | Male
    Harold Doran Davison

    Born  15 Aug 1890   
    Died  21 Aug 1965   
    Buried    Welland, ON Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  Oct 1914  [1, 2, 3]  Boston, MA  [1, 2, 3] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Marjory Muriel Stern | F2443 
    Married  15 Jun 1933   
    Father  Edward Doran "Ned" Davison, Jr. | F94 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Margaret A. Robertson | F94 Group Sheet 

    Helen HastingsMother | Female
    Helen Hastings

    Born  Nov 1891  prob. Pittsburgh, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Apr 1925   
    Buried    prob. Pittsburgh, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  John McMillan Hastings | F2944 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Katherine Meriba Brown | F2944 Group Sheet 

    Margaret Helen DavisonChild 1 | Female
    + Margaret Helen Davison

    Born  29 Dec 1916  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  6 Jan 2009  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Daniel Whiting Lathrop | F1623 
    Married  21 Sep 1940   

    Harold Hastings DavisonChild 2 | Male
    Harold Hastings Davison

    Born  26 Feb 1919   
    Died  19 Mar 1943   

  • 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 Philip Spencer:

      "I had also spoken to Mrs Lathrop and she told me the same thing (eloped to Boston), along with a couple of other stories. However, I have recently found these 2 news clips:

      September 3, 1914

      The Jeffersonian-Democrat
      Invitations are out for the marriage, on September 16th, to Miss Helen Brown Hastings, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Brown of South Pickering Street,Brookville, to Harold D. Davison, of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, at Boston, Mass

      September 10, 1914

      The Clarion Democrat
      The invitations have been issued for the marriage of Helen Brown Hastings, a granddaughter of Mr and Mrs James L Brown of Brookville, and a niece of Frank K Brown and Mrs Lewis Callner . The happy groom to be is Mr Harold D Davison of St Catherines Ontario.

      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 Michigan 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. [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [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).

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

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

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