Davison, Edward Shackle (1859-1943)

Edward Shackle Davison was a retired British military officer. He lived at 2063 Pendrell Street from 1903 to 1939 and at 1075 Gilford Street from 1940 to 1943.

Edward Shackle Davison was born on March 22, 1859, in Harlington, Middlesex, England.

Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries; The Morning Post (London, England), Issue 26604, March 25, 1859; page 8.

Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries; The Morning Post (London, England), Issue 26604, March 25, 1859; page 8.

Edward’s father was the Rev. Charles Henry Davison (1829-1871), who was the rector of Harlington.

Edward’s mother was Elizabeth or Cecilia Shackle (1829-1903).

Edward’s uncle was John Robert Davison (1826-1871), a lawyer and politician who was a member of the British House of Commons from 1868 to 1871.

Edward attended Haileybury and Imperial Service College in Hertfordshire, along with his younger brother, William Pearson Davison.

Edward later served with the British military forces.

The London Gazette, October 22, 1880, Issue 24894, page 5383; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/24894/page/5383.

The London Gazette, October 22, 1880, Issue 24894, page 5383; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/24894/page/5383.

On June 22, 1895, in Vancouver, Edward married Elizabeth O’Brien. She was born in February 1864 in Cork, Ireland. Elizabeth’s father was Edward O’Brien. (Her mother may have been Helen Flemming.) Elizabeth’s brother was John Augustine O’Brien (1851-1931), a well-known sea captain on the west coast of North America.

Vancouver Daily News-Advertiser, June 23, 1895, page 8.

Vancouver Daily News-Advertiser, June 23, 1895, page 8.

Vancouver Daily World, June 22, 1895, page 5.

Vancouver Daily World, June 22, 1895, page 5.

Edward first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1903 as “Edward Davidson.”

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 662

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 662

Edward and Elizabeth lived at 2063 Pendrell Street from 1903 to 1936.

Elizabeth died in Vancouver on May 13, 1936. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia. Edward continued to live at 2063 Pendrell Street from 1937 to 1939.

Edward and his dog, “Tippie,” were well-known for their daily walks along English Bay. By 1940, Edward and Tippie had moved to number 2 in the Kenmore Apartments at 1075 Gilford Street.

Kenmore Apartments, 1075 Gilford Street, 1943; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 5162; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1/5162.jpg.

Kenmore Apartments, 1075 Gilford Street, 1943; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 5162; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1/5162.jpg.

Tippie died in 1940.

Vancouver Sun, August 27, 1940, page 14.

Vancouver Sun, August 27, 1940, page 14.

Edward died on December 20, 1943. Although a coroner’s jury concluded that the cause of his death was violence, it appears that the case was never solved.

Vancouver Province, December 20, 1943, page 1.

Vancouver Province, December 20, 1943, page 1.

Edward was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby. His estate included a small amount of property in England.

The Times (London, England), November 16, 1944, Issue 49993/2, page 10.

The Times (London, England), November 16, 1944, Issue 49993/2, page 10.

Edward and Elizabeth did not have any children.

 

Sources

Charles Henry Davison (father of Edward Shackle Davison)

Ecclesiastical Intelligence, The Morning Chronicle (London, England), June 23, 1852; Issue 26675: “Charles Henry Davison, Licentiate in Theology, of University College, Durham.”

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DQK-JDW : accessed 17 May 2016), Charles Henry Davison, 1856; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1856, quarter 3, vol. 3A, p. 5, Staines, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Marriages, The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 11, 1856; Issue 22417, page 1: “On the 8th inst., at Harlington, by the Rev. Edwd. Davison, assisted by the Rev. G.C. Hale, the Rev. Charles Henry Davison, rector of Harlington, to Cecilia, second daughter of Edwd. Schackle [sic], of Botwell House, Middlesex, Esq.”

Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries; The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Saturday, July 12, 1856; Issue 27940: “On the 8th inst., at Harlington, the Rev. Charles Henry Davison, rector of Harlington, to Cecilia, second daughter of Edward Shackle, of Botwell-house, Middlesex, Esq.”

Married; John Bull and Britannia (London, England), Saturday, July 12, 1856, Issue 1,857, page 448: “July 8, at Harlington, the Rev. Charles Henry Davison, Rector of Harlington, to Cecilia, second daughter of Edwd. Schackle [sic], of Botwell House, Middlesex, Esq.”

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M767-R2J : accessed 17 May 2016), Charles Henry Davison, Harlington, Middlesex, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBFM-V9G : accessed 17 May 2016), Charles Henry Davison, 1871.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JJ7-JWC : accessed 17 May 2016), Charles Henry Davidson, 1871; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Kensington, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Ecclesiastical, John Bull (London, England), Saturday, September 02, 1871, Issue 2,647; page 599: “Obituary . . . Aug. 25, at 17, Stanley-gardens, Kensington-park, the Rev. Charles Henry Davison, late Rector of Harlington, aged 43.”

 

Cecilia Elizabeth Shackle (mother of Edward Shackle Davison)

“England and Wales Census, 1841,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQVB-4DW : accessed 17 May 2016), Cecilia Shackle in household of Eliza Townsend, Clapham, Surrey, England; from “1841 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1851,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKVL-VJCG : accessed 17 May 2016), Cecilia Shackle in household of Edward Shackle, Hayes, Middlesex, England; citing Hayes, Middlesex, England, p. 15, from “1851 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DQL-W5D : accessed 17 May 2016), Cecilia Shackle, 1856; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1856, quarter 3, vol. 3A, p. 5, Staines, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M767-R2V : accessed 17 May 2016), Caroline Davison in household of Charles Henry Davison, Harlington, Middlesex, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBFM-V9P : accessed 17 May 2016), Cecilia Davison in entry for Charles Henry Davison, 1871.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK65-Q16T : accessed 17 May 2016), Cecilia Davison, Kensington, London,Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 27, Piece/Folio 41/35, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,322.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X94H-LF4 : accessed 17 May 2016), Cecilia Davison, Kensington, London, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Kensington Town subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NPR-XMM : accessed 17 May 2016), Cecilia Davison, 1903; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Kensington, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Edward Shackle Davison

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26TS-H64 : accessed 17 May 2016), Edward Davison, 1859; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Staines, Middlesex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries, The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Issue 28769, March 25, 1859, page 8: “On the 22d inst., at Harlington Rectory, Middlesex, the wife of the Rev. C.H. Davison, of a son.”

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M767-R22 : accessed 17 May 2016), Edward S Davison in household of Charles Henry Davison, Harlington, Middlesex, England; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBFM-V9T : accessed 17 May 2016), Edward Shackle Davison, 1871.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ6-K8Z : accessed 17 May 2016), Edward Davison and Elizabeth O’Brien, 22 Jun 1895; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,529.

Edward Davison and Elizabeth O’Brien, wedding description, Vancouver Daily News-Advertiser, Sunday 23 June 1895, page 8: “At the Catholic Church yesterday morning at 7 o’clock, a quiet marriage was consummated in the persons of Lieut. Edward Davison, late of H.M.S. 1st Foot, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots and 4gth Battalion Durham Light Infantry, the second son of the late Rev. Charles Henry Davison, rector of Harlington, Middlesex, Eng., and nephew of the late Rt. Hon. John Robert Davison, Q.C., M.P., P.C., and Elizabeth, the only daughter of the late Ed. O’Brien, of Cork, Ireland and sister of Capt. O’Brien, Captain of the Utopia. Capt. O’Brien, Mr. Jas. Orr and Mr. W. McKinnon witnessed the marriage ceremony. Upon its conclusions Mr. and Mrs. Davison left for the Sound cities on their honeymoon trip.

Edwin [sic] Davison and Elizabeth O’Brien, wedding description, Vancouver Daily World, Saturday, 22 June 1895, page 5: “At the Presbytery of the church of Our Lady of the Rosary, by Rev. Father Eummelin [sic: Eummelsin?] this morning, Lieut. Edwin Davison, was married to Miss Elizabeth O’Brien, formerly a nurse at the City hospital. The bride is a sister of Capt. O’Brien of the Utopia. The groom was formerly in the 1st. Batt. of Royal Scots and more recently in the 4th Batt. of Durham light infantry. He is the second son of the late Rev. Charles Henry Davison, rector of Harlington, Middlesex, Eng., and nephew of the late Rt. Hon. John Robert Davison, Q.C., M.P., P.C.”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-5CY : accessed 17 May 2016), Edward Davison, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MGR5 : accessed 17 May 2016), Edward Shackle Davison, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Edward Davidson [sic]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 3; 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:FL2P-SMY : accessed 17 May 2016), Edward Shackle Davison, 1943.

“Polibe [sic] Probe Death of Man,” Vancouver Province, December 20, 1943, page 1.

“Aged City Man Believed Murdered,” Vancouver Sun, December 20, 1943, page 1.

“Death of 90-Year-Old Veteran In West End Remains Mystery,” Vancouver Province, December 21, 1943, page 5.

“Mystery In Death Deepens,” Vancouver Sun, December 21, 1943, page 17.

Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, December 23, 1943, page 16: “Vancouver, Dec. 23 A coroner’s Jury decided Wednesday night that Edward Shackle Davison, about 90, retired Indian army officer, died by violence in his suite early last Monday at the hands of a person or persons unknown.”

“Jury Finds Violence Caused Davison Death,” Vancouver Sun, December 23, 1943, page 9.

England and Wales: National Probate Calendar; Probate date: December 9, 1944; death date: December 20, 1943; death place: British Columbia: Davison, Edward Shackle, of 1075 Gilford Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, died 20 December 1943. Probate Vancouver to Wilhelmina Barratt (wife of A. Oswald Barratt). Effects £126 in England. Sealed Llandudno, 9 December.”

 

Elizabeth O’Brien (wife of Edward Shackle Davison)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-5CB : accessed 17 May 2016), Elizabeth Davison in household of Edward Davison, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MGRR : accessed 17 May 2016), Elizabeth Davison in entry for Edward Shackle Davison, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

1921 Canada Census, Elizabeth Davidson [sic] in household of Edward Davidson [sic]; Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 18; Census Place: Ward 1, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia; Page Number: 3; 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:FL5K-62L : accessed 17 May 2016), Elizabeth Davison, 1936.

Elizabeth O’Brien Davison, death notice, Vancouver Sun, May 14, 1936, page 13: “Davison—Passed away at her residence, Mary 13, 1936, Elizabeth O’Brien Davison, aged 70 years, a resident of Vancouver for over 40 years, beloved wife of Edward S. Davison, 2063 Pendrill St. The funeral will take place in T.J Kearney & Co. chapel on Friday, May 15, at 3 o’clock, Rev. Lieut.-Col. C.C. Owen officiating. Interment in Ocean View Burial Park.”

 

John Augustine O’Brien (brother of Elizabeth O’Brien)

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMPJ-59P : accessed 17 May 2016), John A O Brien, Precincts 1 and 2 Seattle city Ward 5, King, Washington, United States; citing sheet 46B, family 44, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,745.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGJC-MZC : accessed 17 May 2016), J A O’Brien, Seattle Ward 14, King, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 218, sheet 6A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,674.

“Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N35C-FMY : accessed 17 May 2016), John A. O’Brien, 04 Aug 1931; citing Seattle, King, Washington, reference 2581, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,022,825.