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Family: Harold Doran Davison / Margaret 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 

    Margaret Helen HastingsMother | Female
    Margaret 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
    Buried     
    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   
    Buried     

  • 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. [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).