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Margaret Helen Davison

Margaret Helen Davison[1]

Female 1916 - 2009  (92 years)

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  • Name Margaret Helen Davison  [2
    Born 29 Dec 1916  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Education Abt 1923  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Branksome Hall - as a boarder starting age 7 
    FamilySearch ID L12H-HWB 
    FamilySearch URL https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=L12H-HWB 
    Died 6 Jan 2009  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I1924  Main
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2018 

    Father Harold Doran Davison,   b. 15 Aug 1890,   d. 21 Aug 1965  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Margaret Helen Hastings,   b. Nov 1891, prob. Pittsburgh, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1925  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married Oct 1914  Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7
    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. [8]
    Family ID F367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Daniel Whiting Lathrop,   b. 10 Oct 1913, Dunkirk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 2009, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 21 Sep 1940  [2
    Children 
    +1. M.H. Lathrop
    +2. J.H. Lathrop
     3. Harold Doran Lathrop,   b. 21 Jun 1944, Welland, ON Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 2010, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +4. G.E. Lathrop
    +5. A.H. Lathrop
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2005 
    Family ID F1623  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Dec 1916 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Branksome Hall - as a boarder starting age 7 - Abt 1923 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jan 2009 - Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    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.
    Margaret Helen Davison
    Margaret Helen Davison
    From a group photo. Summer 1934
    Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop
    Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop
    "with horse"
    Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop
    Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop
    Hal's notes on reverse: "Mum at 91. Summer '08 "in her garden" at "The Farm, Effingham, On."
    Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop
    Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop

  • Notes 
    • Obituary:

      Died peacefully at her home, at the age of 92, on January 7, 2009. Survived by her husband, Daniel Whiting Lathrop, age 95; a loving partner for 69 years.
      Margaret Davison was born in Toronto on December 29, 1916. She was the daughter of Harold Doran Davison, founder of Welland Electric Steel Castings (d. 1965); and Helen Brown Haistings Davison (d. 1925). She was the great grand daughter of E.D. Davison, founder of the Davison Lumber Company, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.

      She is pre-deceased by brother, Pilot Officer Harold H. Davison (d. 1942), killed during World War II.

      Margaret graduated from Branksome Hall, Toronto, in 1937, and from the Margaret Eaton School in 1939, the first school of women's physical education training in Canada. She taught at Camp Tanamakoon, Algonquin Park, Ontario and Branksome Hall, Toronto, until she married in 1940.

      She is survived by her children: Margot Helen Brebner, Mississauga, Ont., Harold Doran Lathrop, Welland, Ont., John Howland Lathrop, Upper LaHave, Nova Scotia, G. Edward Lathrop, Ottawa, Ont., and Anna Hildegarde Lathrop, Effingham, Ont. Margaret leaves 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. An avid sportswoman all her life, she enjoyed riding horses well into her 70s. She was faithful member of the Anglican Church of Canada, and gave generously to a host of charities and land stewardship initiatives.

      In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The memorial service will be held at St. David's Anglican Church, 369 Thorold Rd., Welland, Ont., on January 31st at 1:00pm.

      The family expresses particular thanks to Dr. Nagai and the nephrology unit of St. Catharines, and Dr. Hartman, Colleen O'Gorman and the members of the ParaMed palliative care unit of Niagara.  Online condolences may be forwarded through www.pedlarfuneralhome.ca

      A donation in memory of Mrs. Lathrop is being made to the Welland Hospital Foundation through the Pedlar Funeral Home Lifetime Memories Program. [9]

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

    2. [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).

    3. [S957] Stuart Davison, (correspondence with John S. Howell, Jr.), 4 Jun 2004 email to JSHJr - 88 in Jun 2004 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S1218] Hal Lathrop, (Welland, Ontario, Canada), Tel cov 6 Feb 2006 - Branksome Hall - boarder starting age 7 (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S1218] Hal Lathrop, (Welland, Ontario, Canada), Phone conv with JSHJr 6 Jan 2009 "Died at 2am in the morning" (Reliability: 0).

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

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

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

    9. [S1537] Pedlar Funeral Home, http://www.pedlarfuneralhome.ca/obit.php?decedid=837 (Reliability: 0).