|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1893|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 3, 1964|
New York, USA
Clarence M. Davison, retired president of the Penola Oil Company, a marketing affiliate of The Standard Oil Company (New Jersey), who had also been a Long Island real estate developer, died yesterday at his home. He was 71 years old and lived at 1 Davison Lane West. He also had a winter home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Mr. Davison, a husky man, more than 6 feet tall, made work his hobby. He often rose at 5 A.M. to work into the evening.
He was born in Rockville Centre, where he later played high-school football and baseball. In 1911 he went to work for Standard Oil in New York as an office boy for $5.50 a week. At the time, he was also operating a bicycle shop in Hempstead.
Mr. Davison remained with Standard Oil in New York until he retired in 1958. In World War I, he also raised chickens and drove a taxi in Hempstead.
ESSO Aide in 1934
In 1934 he became head of wholesale marketing of lubricating oil for the ESSO Standard Oil Company, an affiliate of Jersey Standard. He was named president of Penola in 1941.
During these years he also carried on his real estate activities on Long Island. In 1946, as president of the C.M.D. Realty Company, he began to develop a tract of about 160 acres along the Great South Bay shore here as a fashionable residence area.
In the following decade, more than 200 expensive houses were built on the site, mostly by persons who had bought land from Mr. Davison's company and some by himself. The developer built his own house there.
The development received the name Magoun Landing from a contest conducted by Mr. Davison in a Long Island Newspaper. The winning name was taken from an avenue that runs along part of the property.
Mr. Davison still owned real estate in Suffolk County at his death.
His hobbies were boating and fishing.
Until a few years ago, Mr. Davison was host at an annual clam bake near his home. It was held for some 300 persons, including customers and competitors of Penola as well as others in the grease and lubricant business.
A former trustee of the National Petroleum Association, Mr. Davison was also a member of the Downtown Athletic Club in New York.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Gertrude Schenck Davison; a son, C. Howard of West Islip; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Rushmore of Plainfield, N. J., and Mrs. Joan Hamilton of Garden City; a brother George of East Rockaway; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Gitto also of East Rockaway, and eight grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 10 A.M. Monday at the Boyd Funeral Home at 448 West Main Street in Babylon.
From the New York Times Newspaper.
Frank Davison (1862 - 1933)
Nellie Mott Davison (1866 - 1946)
Gertrude E Schenck Davison (1895 - 1988)
Clarence Howard Davison (1916 - 2009)*
Virginia Davison Rushmore (1921 - 2017)*
Janet Davison Collins (1887 - 1942)*
Clarence Marion Davison (1893 - 1964)
Locust Valley Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Doris Buckley Haskell
Record added: Apr 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89276736
Clarence, you are my first cousin, twice removed, and you are remembered with love. Rest in peace, until we meet on the other side.|
Doris Buckley Haskell
Added: Nov. 16, 2015
I am the granddaughter of Clarence M. Davison (Pop)....RIP. xo xo|
Added: Nov. 24, 2014