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Harold Davison

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Dublin Core

Title

Harold Davison

Subject

Davison, Harold Funk (1919-1989)
Military personnel - United States - Virginia - Shenandoah County

Description

Portrait of Harold Funk Davison in his U.S. Army Air Force uniform.

Harold was born in Cedarville, Warren County, and grew up on a farm. He was the fifth child born to William Maury Davison and Maude Eleonor (Funk) Davison.

When he registered for the WWII draft in July 1941, he had finished high school and was a school bus driver for Warren County Schools. He enlisted a year later and served until October 1945, after the war had ended. While in the military, he married Gladys A. in 1943 in Hagerstown, Maryland, but they divorced six years later. They had two children.

Harold settled in the Strasburg area after his military service and eventually married Gita Rosalie Bly. Together, they had a daughter, Tara Wynne (Davison) Walter.

Harold worked at Avtex Fibers near Front Royal for many years, retiring as a sheet metal engineer. When he died of a heart attack at 70 years old, he was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Strasburg.

Creator

Morrison Studio

Source

Morrison Studio Collection - Shenandoah County Historical Society

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

Undated

Contributor

Identified by Graham Conner who went to school with the subject and remembered he had red hair. In the 1970's, two of subject's daughters worked for Mr. Connor at the Dalke Theatre in Strasburg.
Additional biographical information was compiled from public records.
Photograph available on Find A Grave utilized to correct last name to Davison, not Davidson. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/142521193/harold-funk-davison

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - NON-COMMERCIAL USE PERMITTED

Identifier

002318

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Glass Negatives

Citation

Morrison Studio, “Harold Davison,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed July 16, 2024, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/26922.

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