Davison, Charles, Captain, 1854-1938

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Davison, Charles, Captain, 1854-1938

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Captain Charles Davison was born in April 1854 in Hansport, Nova Scotia, the eldest son of master shipbuilder John Davison and Louisa Kilpatrick Davison. After some years spent working with his father, he went to sea, becoming a master or captain by age 29 and taking command first of the Gloire and, later, of the Recovery.

Forced to retire due to a back injury sustained while at sea, Davison returned to Hansport and opened a grocery store, which he ran until c. 1930.

In 1885 he married Sarah Auld of Pictou County, Nova Scotia, with whom he had six children: Bertha, Rhoda, Bicco, Carl, Lawrence, and Grant. Charles Davison died in 1938.


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