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Marian Brock Holmes Davison
Birth: Mar. 12, 1929
Brooklyn
Queens County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 26, 1956
Corpus Christi
Nueces County
Texas, USA

Born Marian Brock Holmes in Brooklyn NY. Married ENS John Walter Davison Jr in Waterford, VA on July 4, 1953. She was a great advocate of inoculation against polio after the second grade she taught participated in clinical trials of the Salk vaccine, but she missed inoculations for pregnant wives in Corpus Christi, TX, and did not mention the fact when she took Kathy to be inoculated. Left us desolate when she died ten days later in the same iron lung as did a friend who visited her and then was found to have polio. Marian was one of the last to die of polio in the US;

"Oooh, you luckies!" she used to say to me and her brother Bill,"You get to FLY!"

Graduated Sweetbriar College 1950 and attended Katherine Gibbs secretarial school before becoming an elementary school teacher. She was the second grade teacher of my brother who is the sponsor of the memorial of our daughter Kathryn Ann Davison van Noppen. He also did a great job of locating the geographic coordinates of her stone by triangulation from recognizable stones, comparing the satellite views of Google Maps and the ANC explorer 
 
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 Parents:
  William Cheesborough Holmes (1892 - 1953)
  Dorothy Fenelon Brock Holmes (1899 - 1991)
 
 Children:
  Kathryn Ann Davison Van Noppen (1955 - 1996)*
 
 Sibling:
  Marian Brock Holmes Davison (1929 - 1956)
  William Patton Holmes (1931 - 1956)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Wife of LTJG J W Davison, USN
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec: 1, Site: 495-A
GPS (lat/lon): 38.88106, -77.07642
 
Maintained by: Jack Davison
Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Mar 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49226563
Marian Brock <i>Holmes</i> Davison
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Marian Brock <i>Holmes</i> Davison
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Marian Brock <i>Holmes</i> Davison
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Here am I Lord, with the child Thou gravest me.
- Jack Davison
 Added: Oct. 17, 2014

- Vickie Oates Woods
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