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Holmes Jonathan Davison and Katherine M. Sheridan
Elder Holmes Jonathan Davison, the son of Gould
Nelson Davison and Matilda Mahala Holmes, was born on Friday, 6 May
1853 in Pereaux, Kings County, Nova Scotia. He died at the age of 69 on
Friday, 15 December 1922 in Stockton, California.
Holmes Jonathan Davison (aged 24) married Katherine M. Sheridan (aged
21) on Thursday, 28 February 1878 in Lockhartville, Nova Scotia.
Katherine M. Sheridan, the daughter of Thomas
Sheridan and Lois Clare, was born on Wednesday, 27 August 1856.
Their children were:
The family moved to Missouri sometime between 1898 and 1902. Leo was
left behind in Somerville, MA. He lived with Mrs. Traver who was Tamzan
Ardella Davison's 6th daughter or possibly with Mrs. Florence S. Fisher,
who was Gould Nelson Davison's grand-daughter (and Mrs. Traver's
sister?). [AHD: Florence is Mrs. Traver's (and Leo's) cousin] The
Fisher's founded Fisher Jr. college.
Leo Eldridge Davison, born on Sunday, 24 August
1890 in Hanstport, Hants County, Nova Scotia, immigrated on Tuesday, 21
October 1902 to Boston, Massachusetts, naturalized on Tuesday, 26
September 1916 in Boston, Massachusetts, died due to heart attack in
April 1969 in Sarasota, Florida, buried in Beechwood cemetery in
Centerville, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. He married Katherine
Emily Trites on Tuesday, 16 September 1924 in 19 Moultrie St.,
Glenn Lloyd Davison, born on Sunday, 25 May 1879 in Delhaven, Nova
Scotia, died in September 1938. He married Ada M. Lewis in 1917 in
Merrill B. Davison, born on Wednesday, 23 July 1884 in Horton Bluffs,
Nova Scotia, died in August 1905 in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Burpee A. Davison, born on Monday, 31 January 1881 in Delhaven, Nova
Scotia, died in 1907 in Holden, Missouri.
Nina L. Davison, born on Saturday, 28 April 1888 in Nova Scotia.
Bicco Ellingwood Davison, born on Sunday, 24 August 1890 in Hanstport,
Hants County, Nova Scotia, died in November 1916 in Holden, Missouri.
According to Nina, Glenn and Ada had two children, Elinor Davison Switts
(who lived in Washington, DC in 1953) and Marilyn Davison Mortimore
(Lamour, IA as of 15 Mar 1953).
Nina was buried in Indepenence, Missouri. She was a member of the LDS
church. Bicco died at about 16 years, never having matured. That would
be about 1906.
According to AHD:
Holmes Johnathan was educated at the Acadia Academy.
Burpee b. 27/31 Jan 1881, d. 1907 Holden, MO.
Merrill d. Aug 1905, Somerville, MA.
Nina b. Stockton, CA or Horton Bluffs, NS.
Bicco d. Nov 1916, Holden, MO.
Glenn and Ada had two daughters:
Elenor Marion, b. Nov 1916, Oneida, NY,
Marilyn Holmes, b. Oct 1922, Sherrill, NY
Leo and Bicco were b. 24/25 Aug 1890.
Nina was a stenographer residing in MA at the time of AHD's book. [ADB
says that Nina was more than a stenographer, she was an executive
secretary.] Thinks that Holmes and Katherine may have been born in 1877.