Adm Thurlow Weed Davison

Adm Thurlow Weed Davison

New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 Feb 1981 (aged 75)
Paradise, Butte County, California, USA
Burial Chico, Butte County, California, USA
Plot Sec 30 R23 gr2526
Memorial ID 118871580 · View Source
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Born New Hope, Bucks County PA died Paradise, Butte County CA. He was my father's classmate and head of an academic department at Navy my plebe year. The following is the bio I composed using his Navy Cross citation.

Graduated US Naval Academy class of 1929. Awarded Navy Cross and recorded in Mine Warfare Hall of Valor for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the Minesweeper U.S.S. FINCH (AM-9), during operations in the Philippine Islands during the period 7 December 1941 through 2 April 1942. While exposed to frequent horizontal and dive bombing attacks by enemy Japanese air forces, Lieutenant Commander Davison directed the anti-aircraft batteries of his ship and conducted operations of strategic importance involving hazardous such as to bring great credit to his command and the United States Naval Service. [biography provided by Jack Davison, via email Oct 30, 2013]
Birth and death dates and locations, mother's maiden name Weed, from California Death Index Records.

75-year-old Thurlow Weed Davison was interred, per the Chico Cemetery Association Records, in the plot noted, on February 8, 1982.
Thurlow was the great-grandson of the very renowned New York state politician and newspaper publisher Thurlow Weed.

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  • Added: 17 Oct 2013
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Adm Thurlow Weed Davison (4 Jan 1906–12 Feb 1981), Find a Grave Memorial no. 118871580, citing Chico Cemetery, Chico, Butte County, California, USA ; Maintained by Adriana (contributor 47328225) .