John Davidson

John Davidson

Birth
Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Death 30 Aug 1998 (aged 99)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot Sec. E, Lot 1053, S/W
Memorial ID 162721809 · View Source
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Son of John Davidson and Lizzie Shanks

Title: John Davidson, 99, Was 40-year Mechanic At Ge-obit
Date: 1998-09-02
Source: Plain Dealer
Notes: pg. 7 sec. B

"John Davidson served in Britain's Royal Navy Air Force during World War I. He worked with dirigible engines at London's Wormwood Scrubs airfield and was also stationed in Cornwall.

Mr. Davidson later worked for more than 40 years at the General Electric Co. Euclid Lamp Plant. He was a machine maintenance mechanic and a foreman when he retired in 1964.

Mr. Davidson died Sunday at University Hospitals. He was 99.

He was born in Clydebank, Scotland. He was an apprentice fitter in Arbroath for three years before he entered the Navy.

Mr. Davidson immigrated to the United States in 1920. He lived with an aunt on E. 126th St. near St. Clair Ave. until he married Mary Brown Cargill in 1922. He worked at various manufacturing plants for 40 cents an hour until he landed the job with GE at 53 cents an hour.

He moved to Richmond Heights 33 years ago. He enjoyed woodworking, reading and music.

He was a member of the Church of the Covenant and a life member of St. Thomas Masonic Lodge in Arbroath, Scotland.

His wife died in 1986.

Mr. Davidson is survived by a son, John C. of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; daughters, Elizabeth Stassfurth of Columbus, Catherine Marshfield of Webster, N.Y., and Barbara of Richmond Heights, seven grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of the Covenant, 11205 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44106. Arrangements are by Howard W. Edwards Funeral Service of South Euclid.

Memorial contributions may be made to the hunger relief program at the church."



Title: Davidson, John: Husband Of Late Mary C-obit
Date: 1998-09-02
Source: Plain Dealer
Notes: pg. 6 sec. B

"John Davidson, age 99 years. Husband of the late Mary C., beloved father of John C. (wife Lynne), Elizabeth E. Stassfurth (husband William, deceased), Catherine C. Marshfield (husband Leonard), and Barbara J.; dear grandfather of Bruce, Pamela, Martin, Dale, Carolyn, John Jr, and Debra; great grandfather of 14; brother of the late Mary Ramsay and Barbara Forsyth. Service Thursday, Sept 3 at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Covenant, 11205 Euclid Ave. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home, 4600 Mayfield Rd., So. Euclid (Just E. of Green Rd.). Masonic service by Cuyahoga County Memorial Lodge, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Contributions in memory to the Church of the Covenant Hunger Relief Program would be appreciated. Arrangements by Howard W. Edwards Funeral Service."


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  • Created by: Rebecca R
  • Added: 16 May 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 162721809
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Davidson (27 Jan 1899–30 Aug 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 162721809, citing Acacia Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Rebecca R (contributor 48393970) .