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Memorable Manitobans: Albert T. Davidson (1861-1948)


Born at Leeds County, Ontario on 7 November 1861, he came to Winnipeg in 1882 where he founded the contracting firm of Davidson Brothers with his brothers Alexander Davidson and Frederick H. Davidson. He and wife Emily Olive Waldbrooke (1862-1945) had five children: Herbert Clarence Davidson (1884-1969), Wellington Fenton Davidson (1887-?), Albert Clifford Davidson (1889-1935), Stafford Davidson (1893-?), and Olive Mildred Davidson (1897-1986, wife of Harold Decatur). Defeated as a candidate in the December 1903 municipal election, he served as a Winnipeg city alderman (1906-1907) and lived in East Kildonan, attending Grace Church for 60 years and later John Black Memorial Church. He died at Los Angeles, California in May 1948 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.

See also:

Manitoba Business: Davidson Brothers


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Some surprises at yesterday’s polls,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 December 1903, page 1.

“A. C. Davidson, early resident of city, passes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 July 1935, page 2.

“A. T. Davidson, contractor, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 May 1948, page 33.

Obituary [Olive Decatur], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 July 1986, page 47.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 September 2020

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