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Harold Hastings Davison

Harold Hastings Davison[1, 2, 3]

Male 1919 - 1943  (24 years)

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  • Name Harold Hastings Davison  [4
    Born 26 Feb 1919  [4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Royal Canadian Air Force instructor pilot  [4
    FindAGrave URL https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/124305449 
    FindAGrave ID 124305449 
    FamilySearch ID LDJ9-CRY 
    FamilySearch URL https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LDJ9-CRY 
    Died 19 Mar 1943  [4
    Buried Fonthill Cemetery, Niagra Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I845  Main
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2020 

    Father Harold Doran Davison,   b. 15 Aug 1890, Bridgewater, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1965, Bridgewater, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Helen Brown Hastings,   b. Nov 1891, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1925, Welland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1914  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.
    Harold Hastings Davison
    Harold Hastings Davison
    1934 photo. Identified by Margaret Helen Lathrop in 2007. Hal Lathrop Collection.

  • Notes 
    • Died age 24 while flying an airplane in the Royal Canadian Air Force.  His mother died when he was six years old.  His father re-married when he was 14.

      Hal Lathrop interview notes from 21 May 2007: He was an Air Force pilot.  Mum has a photo of him standing next to the airplane he eventuall died in.  He was an instructor pilot.  He had never blacked out before, but on the fatal trip it is believed he blacked out while in a dive and the airplane went straight into the ground. There was nothing left.  Beleive he was the only one aboard. As with all deaths while in service, the family received a letter from the queen expressing condolences and expressing gratitude on behalf of the nation for his service."

      Spencer Howell notes: "Killed in a Royal Canadian Air Force training mission along with his student during WWII.  He was a pilot instructor." [6]

  • 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. [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".

    5. [S1656] Findagrave.com, 124305442.

    6. [S1218] Hal Lathrop, (Welland, Ontario, Canada), Telephone interview 21 May, 2007.