Mrs Marian Brock <I>Holmes</I> Davison

Mrs Marian Brock Holmes Davison

Brooklyn, Queens County, New York, USA
Death 26 Mar 1956 (aged 27)
Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec: 1, Site: 495-A
Memorial ID 49226563 · View Source
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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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Gravesite Details Wife of LTJG J W Davison, USN
  • Maintained by: Hank Davison
  • Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
  • Added: 5 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49226563
  • Jack Davison
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mrs Marian Brock Holmes Davison (12 Mar 1929–26 Mar 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49226563, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Hank Davison (contributor 47434908) .