Davidson, John Lynn (1878-1964)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 1, page 750

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 1, page 750

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 2, page 1173

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 2, page 1173

John Lynn Davidson was the president of Pacific Dredging Company Limited. He lived at 901 Chilco Street from 1913 to 1916.

John Lynn Davidson was born in London, Ontario on August 14, 1878 (although some sources say 1876). His father was Robert Sutherland Taylor Davidson (1837-1934) who was a manufacturer with the Dayton Scale Company. John’s mother was Christina Peddie (1847-1928).

John went to school in Toronto, Ontario, and later studied at the School of Science at the University of Toronto. He practiced as an engineer for much of his career.

In 1896, he travelled to British Columbia, where he worked on a series of railway construction projects.

From 1899 to 1903 he worked on railway construction in Ontario and Manitoba.

On February 11, 1903, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, John married Josephine Julie Smith. She was born on April 21, 1879, in Winnipeg. Her father was Richard Smith (1840-1906). Her mother was Agnes Noel (1840-1931)

From 1904 to 1907 John was involved in elevator construction and power development. Around 1905 he was also the city engineer for the City of Fort William, Ontario.

In 1908 he formed a partnership with John Russell Smith, who appears to have been his brother-in-law. The partnership of Davidson & Smith ran a series of grain-related businesses.

City Cartage & Dray Co., 219 Hardisty Street, Fort William, Ontario, 1913, Davidson & Smith elevator in background. Reproduced in Hot Rods and Jalopies, More Early Fort William and Port Arthur, April 21, 2010; http://hotrodsandjalopies.blogspot.ca/2010/04/more-early-fort-william-and-port-arthur.html.

City Cartage & Dray Co., 219 Hardisty Street, Fort William, Ontario, 1913, Davidson & Smith elevator in background. Reproduced in Hot Rods and Jalopies, More Early Fort William and Port Arthur, April 21, 2010; http://hotrodsandjalopies.blogspot.ca/2010/04/more-early-fort-william-and-port-arthur.html.

After John first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1913, he lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1913 to 1916 901 Chilco Street
1917 to 1919 3589 Granville Street
1920 to 1937 1537 Matthews Avenue
1938 to 1939 Caulfeild, West Vancouver
1940 no address under names listing
1941 and 1942 number 3, 1455 West 11th Avenue
1943 and 1944 not listed under names
1945 4816 Angus Drive
1946 no address under names listing

John continued to operate dredging and engineering businesses, along with a series of other enterprises, through the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.

Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada, 1923, Department of the Secretary of State, Synopses of Letters Patent, page 144; https://archive.org/stream/n05sessionalpaper59canauoft#page/144/mode/1up.

Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada, 1923, Department of the Secretary of State, Synopses of Letters Patent, page 144; https://archive.org/stream/n05sessionalpaper59canauoft#page/144/mode/1up.

John was a member of the Vancouver Club; the Union Club in Victoria, and the Victoria Golf Club. He also belonged to the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.

In the 1950s, John and Josephine lived for a time near Chilliwack, British Columbia, along with their son, Richard.

Chilliwack and East Fraser Valley Directory, 1955, page 84.

Chilliwack and East Fraser Valley Directory, 1955, page 84.

Josephine died in Vancouver on March 14, 1957.

John died in Vancouver on November 6, 1964.

 

John and Josephine had the following children.

 

Richard Smith Davidson

Richard Smith Davidson was born in Fort William, Ontario, on July 13, 1906.

He married Eleanor Lillooet Kennedy Green (often called “Lillooet”). She was born in New Westminster, British Columbia on October 18, 1907. Her father was Thomas Bennett Green (1874-1931), a physician who had spent the first part of his medical career in Lillooet, British Columbia. Lillooet’s mother was Mary Scane Lloyd (1876-1973).

Lillooet studied at University College at the University of Toronto. She worked for some time as a journalist.

For some years, Richard worked as a statistician.

Richard died in White Rock, British Columbia, on January 19, 1971.

Lillooet died in White Rock on November 7, 1989.

 

Jean J. Davidson

Jean J. Davidson was born in Fort William, Ontario, on November 14, 1908.

On March 3, 1937, in Vancouver Jean married Russell Alfred Palmer, who was a physician. He was born in Dawson, Yukon Territory, about 1906. He had obtained a BA from UBC in 1926 and an MD from McGill University in 1931.

Russell served with the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War. He became a lieutenant colonel. After the war he practiced medicine, including a long period of work on dialysis. He became a companion of the Order of Canada in 1967.

Russell died on December 22, 1999.

 

Agnes Noel Davidson

Agnes Noel Davidson was born in Vancouver on January 4, 1915.

She married Gerald W. Ferree, who was born on January 4, 1916. His father was Harry I. Ferree. His mother was Edna Wertz.

He served with the United States military during the Second World War. For a time, he was a salesman for Campbell Chain Company in York, Pennsylvania. He retired about 1975.

Gerald died in Clearwater, Florida, on November 27, 1977. He was buried in Mount Rose Cemetery in York, Pennsylvania.

Agnes died in Vancouver on December 20, 1980.

 

Sources

 

Robert Sutherland Taylor Davidson (father of John Lynn Davidson)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47C-J1W : accessed 24 May 2016), Robert S T Davidson, Ward 02, London, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 70, line 3; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9906, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,677; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396677_00266.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVF3-N1L : accessed 24 May 2016), Robt. Davidson, St-John’s Ward, Toronto (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 73; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13246, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,882; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008182049.pdf

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWG6-F53 : accessed 24 May 2016), Robert Davidson, St Johns Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148173; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148173-00442.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGX-1G6 : accessed 24 May 2016), Robt S. T. Davidson, A, Toronto (centre) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=104854&highlight=43&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Robt.+S.+T.+Davidson; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z003/pdf/z000104998.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XM-JBM : accessed 24 May 2016), Robert Davidson, 1911; citing Census, Toronto North Sub-Districts 1-10, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,526; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=81827&highlight=41&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Robert+Davidson; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e002026585.pdf.

1921 Canada Census, Robt. S.T. Davidson (indexed as Robt. S. Davidson); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 88; Census Place: Ward 3, Toronto Centre, Ontario; Page Number: 3; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKDN-PRZ : accessed 24 May 2016), Robert Sutherland Taylor Davidson, 15 Mar 1934; citing Toronto, , Ontario, 002322, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,837,901.

Robert Sutherland Taylor Davidson, death notice, Toronto Globe, March 16, 1934, page 4: “Davidson, Robert Sutherland Taylor—At his late residence, [140] Cortleigh Boulevard, on Thursday, March 15th, Robert Sutherland Taylor Davidson, in his 97th year. Funeral notice later. Montreal and Windsor papers please copy.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLG-D9CX : accessed 24 May 2016), Robert Sutherland Taylor Davidson, 1934; Burial, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Mount Pleasant Cemetery; citing record ID 103420853, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103420853.

“Canadian Headstones,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJ88-XVRT : accessed 24 May 2016), Robert Sutherland Taylor Davidson, Burial, York (incl. Toronto), Ontario, Canada, Mount Pleasant+, Toronto cemetery; citing 320589, Canadianheadstones.com, https://canadianheadstones.com/on/view.php?id=320589.

 

Christina Peddie (mother of John Lynn Davidson)

“Canada Census, 1871,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M47C-J14 : accessed 24 May 2016), Christina Davidson in household of Robert S T Davidson, Ward 02, London, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 70, line 4; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9906, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,677; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/pdf/4396677_00266.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVF3-N1G : accessed 24 May 2016), Christina Davidson in household of Robt. Davidson, St-John’s Ward, Toronto (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 73; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13246, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,882; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008182049.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWG6-F5Q : accessed 24 May 2016), Christime Davidson, St Johns Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148173; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148173-00442.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGX-1GX : accessed 24 May 2016), Christina Davidson in household of Robt S. T. Davidson, A, Toronto (centre) (city/cité), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=104854&highlight=44&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Christina+Davidson; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z003/pdf/z000104998.pdf.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XM-JB9 : accessed 24 May 2016), Christina Davidson in entry for Robert Davidson, 1911; citing Census, Toronto North Sub-Districts 1-10, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,526; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=81827&highlight=42&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Christina+Davidson; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e002026585.pdf.

1921 Canada Census, Christina Davidson, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 92; Census Place: Ward 6, Toronto South, Ontario; Page Number: 4; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKHZ-2JT : accessed 24 May 2016), Christina Davidson, 16 Nov 1928; citing Whitby, 26652, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,184,483.

Christina Peddie Davidson, death notice, Toronto Globe, November 17, 1928, page 18: “Davidson—On Friday, 16th November, 1928, Christina Peddie, beloved wife of Robert S.T. Davidson, 74 St. Mary Street. Funeral private.”

“Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:276Q-81Y : accessed 24 May 2016), Christina Davidson, 19 Nov 1928; citing Toronto, Ontario, Canada, section and lot 19 40, line 50857, volume Volume 04, 1920-1931, Toronto Trust Cemeteris, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,617,217.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLG-D9CZ : accessed 24 May 2016), Christina Davidson, 1928; Burial, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Mount Pleasant Cemetery; citing record ID 103420770, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103420770.

 

John Lynn Davidson

“Young Westerners,” by Charles Christopher Jenkins, Maclean’s Magazine, Volume 32, 1919, pages 33, 82-83; https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-90100/compilation-of-published-sources?itemId=34919949&action=showRecord. John R. Smith and John L. Davidson and their involvement in the grain business.

John Lynn Davidson, Who’s Who in Canada, 1923-24, page 846: “Davidson, John Lynn, C.E.—President, The Pacific Construction Co., Ltd.; Vice-President, Western Packers, Ltd.; Director, Dominion Products, Ltd.; Director, Coast Steamship Co., Ltd.; Director, The World, Ltd.; Director, Masset Timer Co., Ltd.; Member, Western Advisory Board, Bank of Hamilton. The Davidson & Smith interests comprise the following:–Davidson & Smith Grain Elevator, Fort William; Canadian Feed Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Fort William; Fort William Grain Co., Ltd., Fort William; Terminal Grain Co., Winnipeg; B.J. Ostrander & Co. Grain Merchants, Winnipeg; J.J. Jackson Chartering Agency, Winnipeg; R.J. Henderson & Co., Winnipeg; Globe Shipbuilding Co., Superior, Wis.; Massey Steamship Co., Superior, Wis.; Briton Steamship Co., Duluth, Minn. Born London, Ont., Aug. 14, 1876 [sic], son of R.S.T. and Christina Davidson, London, Ont. Educated: Public and Collegiate Schools of Toronto and School of Science, University of Toronto, C.E. Additional course at School of Science, 1898-1899. Came to British Columbia, 1896. Began his career on Construction work in the Crow’s Nest Pass, 1896-1897; worked on Construction of Railway between Fort William and Winnipeg, 1899-1900; Division Engineer, Algoma Central Railway, 1901-1902; Superintendent of Construction, Fort William, for C.P.R., 1903; entered private practice as Superintending Engineer, 1903-1904; Elevator Construction and Power Development work, 1904-1907; entered Grain business and formed the partnership, Davidson & Smith, at Fort William, 1908; established the business in British Columbia in the interests of that partnership, and now in charge of their Coast interests. Married Josephine J. Smith, daughter of R. Smith, Fort William; has one son and two daughters. Clubs: Vancouver; Union (Victoria); Victoria Golf. Society: A.F. & A.M. Anglican. Residence: 3589 Granville St., Shaughnessy Heights, Vancouver, B.C.”

“Ontario Births, 1869-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNGX-W1L : accessed 24 May 2016), John Lynn Davidson, 14 Aug 1878; citing Birth, Toronto, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,871,362.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVF3-N1Y : accessed 24 May 2016), John Davidson in household of Robt. Davidson, St-John’s Ward, Toronto (City), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 73; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13246, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,882; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008182049.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWG6-F5C : accessed 24 May 2016), John Davidson, St Johns Ward, Toronto City, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148173; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148173-00442.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KH2W-4LD : accessed 24 May 2016), J L Davidson in household of William Russel, S, Algoma, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 6, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=29152&highlight=33&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+J.+L.+Davidson; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000049011.pdf (probable connection)

Manitoba Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1903-002356; John Pynn [sic] Davidson and Josephine Julie Smith; date of marriage: February 11, 1903; place of marriage: Winnipeg.

Series 137 – Fonds; Fort William City Engineer’s Files, http://www.thunderbay.ca/Assets/City+Government/City+Records+$!26+Archives/docs/Archival+Series/Series+137+Description.pdf: “Over the period covered by this series, records were in the custody of the following City Engineers. The list is by no means complete and supplied dates are approximations for their tenure in the position. J. L. Davidson (1905) . . ..”

Mayor John James Carrick; City of Thunder Bay; http://www.thunderbay.ca/City_Government/Your_Council/Past_Councils/Port_Arthur_City_Councils_1900_-_1909/Mayor_John_James_Carrick.htm: “Carrick was a believer in self promotion. He established the Port Arthur Daily News in February 1906, and then used the newspaper to promote and advertise his own interests, both as a politician and as a real estate businessman. Carrick sold the newspaper in May 1918 to John Russell Smith of the firm Davidson & Smith.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-WWC2 : accessed 24 May 2016), John Davidson, 1911; citing Census, Thunder Bay and Rainy River Sub-Districts 1-30, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,523; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=56322&highlight=33&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+Davidson; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e002022650.pdf.

Society, Vancouver Sun, January 9, 1914, page 7: “Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Davidson have left 901 Chilco street, to pass the ensuing two months at Coronado beach.”

1921 Canada Census, John L Davidson (indexed as Chas L Davidson); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 11; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24N5-BXM : accessed 24 May 2016), John Lynn Davidson, 1934; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTL-8GH : accessed 24 May 2016), John Lynn Davidson, 1964.

John Lynn Davidson, death notice, Vancouver Province, November 7, 1964, page 29; Vancouver Sun, November 7, 1964, page 34: “Davidson—Passed away November 6, 1964, John Lynn Davidson of Cheam, B.C., in his 87th years. Survived by 1 son, Richard S., Vancouver; 2 daughters, Mrs. Russell Palmer, Vancouver, Mrs. G.W. Ferree, Birmingham, Mich.; 2 grandchildren & 1 great-grandchild, also 1 sister, Miss Jean Davidson, Toronto. Private funeral service will he held Monday, November 9, 1964, Rev. Canon F.A. Ramsey officiating. Simmons & McBride, Broadway at Maple St., funeral directors in charge.”

 

Richard Smith (father of Josephine Julie Smith)

Richard Smith of Fort William: 1840-1906; http://www.members.shaw.ca/davesfamily/__4richard_smith.html: “Richard Smith, b. 1840 , d. 9 March 1906 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.” [Includes photograph of Richard Smith and family, including Josephine Julie Smith, who married John Lynn Davidson.]

Manitoba Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1906-004302; Richard Smith; death of death: March 19, 1906; place of death: Winnipeg; age: 66 years.

 

Agnes Noel (mother of Josephine Julie Smith)

Richard Smith of Fort William: 1840-1906; http://www.members.shaw.ca/davesfamily/__4richard_smith.html: Agnes Noel, b. 10 December 1840, d. 23 October 1931.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFBH-VXV : accessed 24 May 2016), Agnes Smith, 23 Oct 1931; citing Fort William, Thunder Bay, Ontario, 32644, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,296,539.

 

Josephine Julie Smith (wife of John Lynn Davidson)

Richard Smith of Fort William: 1840-1906; http://www.members.shaw.ca/davesfamily/__4richard_smith.html: Josephine Julie Smith, b. at Fort William, m. John Lynn Davidson.

Descendants of Richard Smith; http://boards.ancestry.ca/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=240&p=localities.northam.canada.ontario.thunderbay: “Josephine Julie (Smith) Davidson died 14 March 1957 Vancouver BC. Husband John Lynn Davidson is listed in Who’s Who in Canada 1922 p.1498 born 14 Aug 1876 London ON, civil engineer, died 6 Nov 1964 Vancouver BC.”

“Ontario Births, 1869-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNLJ-M8T : accessed 24 May 2016), Josephine Smith, 27 Apr 1873; citing Birth, York, York, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,845,039.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-WWCL : accessed 24 May 2016), Josephine Davidson in entry for John Davidson, 1911; citing Census, Thunder Bay and Rainy River Sub-Districts 1-30, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,523; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=56322&highlight=34&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Josephine+Davidson; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e002022650.pdf.

1921 Canada Census, Josephine Davidson in household of John L Davidson (indexed as Chas L Davidson); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 11; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5W-JS8 : accessed 24 May 2016), Josephine Julie Davidson, 1957.

Josephine Davidson, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 15, 1957, page 35; Vancouver Sun, March 15, 1957, page 36: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=PD9lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=14kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1276%2C2864840: “Davidson—Passed away March 14, 1957, Josephine Julie, beloved wife of John Lynn Davidson, of Rosedale, B.C., in her 78th year. Also survived by 1 son, Richard, Rosedale, B.C.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Russell Palmer, Vancouver; Mrs. G.W. Ferree, Detroit, Michigan; 2 grandchildren, Lynn and Noel; 1 brother, J.R. Smith, Vancouver. Private funeral services will be held at Vancouver Crematorium, Rev. F.A. Ramsey officiating. Cremation. No flowers by request. Simmons & McBride, Broadway at Maple Street, Funeral Directors, in charge.”

Josephine Davidson, death notice, Chilliwack Progress, March 20, 1957, page 2; http://theprogress.newspapers.com/image/77113532/?terms=john%2Blynn%2Bdavidson: “Mrs. Josephine Davidson. Private funeral service was held at Vancouver Crematorium for Mrs. Josephine Julie Davidson, late of Rosedale. Mrs. Davidson died Thursday at the age of 77. Survivors are her husband John Lynn Davidson, Rosedale; one son, Richard, Rosedale; two daughters, Mrs. Russell Palmer, Vancouver, and Mrs. G. W. Ferree, Detroit, Mich.; two grandchildren and one brother, J. R. Smith, Vancouver. Rev. F. A. Ramsey officiated at the funeral. Cremation followed.”

 

John Russell Smith (brother of Josephine Julie Smith)

Richard Smith of Fort William: 1840-1906; http://www.members.shaw.ca/davesfamily/__4richard_smith.html: John R. Smith, b. March 1871 at Toronto, Ontario.

 

Richard Smith Davidson (son of John Lynn Davidson)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9H-SQM6 : accessed 24 May 2016), Rich Smith Davidson, 13 Jul 1906; citing Birth, Fort William, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,295,320.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9H-XYKC : accessed 24 May 2016), Richard Smith Davidson, 13 Jun 1907; citing Birth, Fort William, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,381,777.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-WWCG : accessed 24 May 2016), Richard Davidson in entry for John Davidson, 1911; citing Census, Thunder Bay and Rainy River Sub-Districts 1-30, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,523; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=56322&highlight=35&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Richard+Davidson; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e002022650.pdf.

1921 Canada Census, Richard Davidson in household of John L Davidson (indexed as Chas L Davidson); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 11; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYL-7Y9 : accessed 24 May 2016), Richard Smith Davidson, 1971.

Richard Smith Davidson, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 25, 1971, page 26; Vancouver Sun, January 25, 1971, page 30: “Davidson—Richard Smith of White Rock, B.C., formerly of Vancouver, B.C., passed away suddenly January 18, 1971, in his 65th year. Survived by his loving wife, Lillooet; 2 sisters, Mrs. Russell Palmer of Vancouver and Mrs. Jerry Ferree of Detroit, Michigan. Private memorial service was held. Rev. John L. Clark officiated. Cremation. Arrangements through the Memorial Society of B.C. and First Memorial Services Ltd.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKL-MH3 : accessed 24 May 2016), Thomas Bennett Green, 1931.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1J-PJBM : accessed 24 May 2016), Thomas Bennett Green, 1931; Burial, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Fraser Cemetery; citing record ID 146894447, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=146894447.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBV-3VJ : accessed 24 May 2016), Mary Lloyd Green, 1973.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1J-PF5M : accessed 24 May 2016), May Lloyd Green, ; Burial, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Fraser Cemetery; citing record ID 146894448, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=146894448.

Torontonensis, 1929, page 22, https://archive.org/stream/torontonensis29univ/torontonensis29univ_djvu.txt; https://archive.org/stream/torontonensis29univ#page/22/mode/1up/search/lillooet: University College; “Lillooet Kennedy Green [delta gamma], New Westminster, B.C. Modern History; Swimming II; Junior Class Pres.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1989-09-019414; Eleanor Lillooet Kennedy Davidson; date of death: November 7, 1989; place of death: White Rock; age 82; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1989019414.jpg; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/Phase2/DTH/DTH_1989019414M.jpg.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q295-K9Z6 : accessed 24 May 2016), Eleanor Lillooet Kennedy Davidson, 1989; Burial, , , ,, ; citing record ID 152659948, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=152659948.

 

Jean J. Davidson (daughter of John Lynn Davidson)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1911,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9H-WSWN : accessed 24 May 2016), Jean Davidson, 14 Nov 1908; citing Birth, Fort William, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, citing Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,358,408.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-WWCP : accessed 24 May 2016), Jean Davidson in entry for John Davidson, 1911; citing Census, Thunder Bay and Rainy River Sub-Districts 1-30, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,523; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=56322&highlight=36&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Jean+Davidson; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e002022650.pdf.

1921 Canada Census, Jean Davidson in household of John L Davidson (indexed as Chas L Davidson); Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 11; Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-SB5R : accessed 24 May 2016), Russel A Palmer in entry for Rynel Palmer, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 51-76, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,663.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNL-KSCT : accessed 24 May 2016), Russell Alfred Palmer and Jean Davidson, 03 Mar 1937; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number , Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 100,548,083.

Russell Palmer: Forgotten champion, British Columbia Medical Journal (BCMJ), Vol. 52, No. 9, November 2010, page 466-469: http://www.bcmj.org/good-guys/russell-palmer-forgotten-champion. (Includes photograph of Russell Palmer, Mrs. Palmer, and their daughters, Noel Palmer and Lynn Eyton.)

Chronicle, University of British Columbia Alumni Magazine, Volume 54, number1, Spring 2000, page 14; http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/chronicle/AL_CHRON_2000_1.pdf: “In Memoriam . . . Russell Alfred Palmer BA’26 of Vancouver, Dec. 22, 1999.”

 

Agnes Noel Davidson (daughter of John Lynn Davidson)

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHCD-8MH : accessed 24 May 2016), Gerald W Ferree in entry for Harry I Ferree, 1930.

“United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8T4-JNC : accessed 24 May 2016), Gerald W Ferree, enlisted 28 Nov 1942, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States; citing “Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946,” database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 126323, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

The Gazette and Daily, York, Pennsylvania, September 1, 1944; page 24: “Four sons of Mr. and Mrs. Harry I. Ferree, 1126 East South street, are with the armed forces, two in the navy and two in the army. Three of the brothers, Pvt. Eugene A. Ferree, Petty Officer Gerald W. Ferree and Petty Officer Sterling R. Ferree entered the service on the same day, August 26, 1943. Sgt. Harry Ferree has been in the Army Quartermaster Corps for two years.:

“End of Lent Will Bring Many Parties,” by Irene Powers, Chicago Tribune, April 17, 1954, page F (indexed as page 15); http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1954/04/17/page/15/article/end-of-lent-will-bring-many-parties

“When Lent ends at noon today Easter gayness will replace it. At 1:30 p.m. the skirl of Scottish bagpipes will sound thru the foyer of the Surf theater, Dearborn and Division st., and liveried waiters will serve sherry to the Daughters of the British Empire and scores of Chicago consular guests as they arrive for a reception and movie.

For many members of the society, the benefit sherry party will afford them their first opportunity to welcome Robert Whyte Mason, newly appointed British consul general, and Mrs. Mason, since their arrival a week ago from French Equatorial Africa.

After the movie—“The Final Test,” a comedy about cricket, is the film to be shorn—Mrs. C. Edward Larson, president of the Illinois branch of the D.B.E., will give a buffet supper for the Masons and other guests from Chicago consulates in the Earl Schultzes’ Edgewater Beach apartment.

Today’s fifth annual party for the British home at Brookfield has been planned by Mrs. Gerald W. Ferree and an assisting committee.”

“Surprise Housewarming,” The Birmingham Eccentric, August 22, 1957, section B, page 1:

“Before they left for a vacation in Northern Michigan, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Ferree were surprised at a housewarming party in their new home on Walnut Lake by 30 friends.

Swimming and boating in the afternoon were followed by a buffet supper and dancing on the patio overlooking the lake.”

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JP8D-TX7 : accessed 24 May 2016), Gerald  Ferree, Nov 1977; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Florida Death Index, 1877-1998,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VVQK-DNR : accessed 24 May 2016), Gerald Ferree, 27 Nov 1977; from “Florida Death Index, 1877-1998,” index, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : 2004); citing vol. , certificate number 83864, Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, Jacksonville.

Gerald W.Ferree, obituary, York Daily Record, York, Pennsylvania, December 10, 1977, page 11: “Gerald W. Ferree, 61, formerly of York, died Nov. 27 at his home, 2550 State Road 580, Clearwater, Florida. He was husband of A. Noel Davidson Ferree. Born in York he was a son of the late Harry I. and Edna Wertz Ferree. Before his retirement two years ago he was employed as a salesman for Campbell Chain Company and resided in Troy, Mich. He was a member of Moslem Temple Shrine, Detroit, Mich. ; Masonic Lodge 44, Harrisburg; and served as a past president of the York Junior Chamber of Commerce. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Ferree served in both the United States Army and Navy. Surviving are three brothers, Eugene A. Ferree, Mt. Wolf; H. Rodger Ferree, 835 Prospect St.; and Sterling R. Ferree, 804 Chanceford Ave.; four nieces and a nephew. Cremation took place in Florida with memorial services held in Birmingham, Mich.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVG4-SQ8Y : accessed 24 May 2016), Gerald W Ferree, 1977; Burial, York, York, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Mount Rose Cemetery; citing record ID 114970673, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=114970673.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1Z-T5F : accessed 24 May 2016), Agnes Noel Ferree, 1980.

 

Leslie Alexander Davidson (brother of John Lynn Davidson)

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKXY-7YK : accessed 24 May 2016), Leslie Alexander Davidson, 01 Feb 1935; citing Toronto, , Ontario, 001815, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,413,411.

 

James W Davidson (brother of John Lynn Davidson)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZBR-KF7 : accessed 24 May 2016), James W Davidson and Miriam L Mcnicholl, 27 Jan 1904; citing registration , Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,871,524.

 

Jessie Isabel Handley

“Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826-1989,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:276Q-ZYJ : accessed 24 May 2016), Jessie Isabel Handley, 09 May 1928; citing Toronto, Ontario, Canada, section and lot 19 40, line 50118, volume Volume 04, 1920-1931, Toronto Trust Cemeteris, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,617,217.

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