Richard Allen "Dick" Davidson

Brief Life History of Richard Allen "Dick"

When Richard Allen "Dick" Davidson was born on 18 May 1941, in Milford, Beaver, Utah, United States, his father, John Andrew Davidson, was 41 and his mother, Ruby Gressman, was 36. He died on 4 October 2009, in Fairfax, Virginia, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Lafayette Township, McKean, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Andrew Davidson
Ruby Gressman
Miles Grant Davidson
Naomi Lorraine Davidson
Betty Jean Davidson
Carolyn Maurine Davidson
Elizabeth Rose Davidson
Ronald Jack Davidson
Dorothy Odene Davidson
Carrol Ruth Davidson
Baby Davidson
Ruby Alice Davidson
Richard Allen "Dick" Davidson

Sources (4)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Allen Davidson - birth-name: Richard Allen Davidson
  • Richard A Davidson, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Dick in entry for Elizabeth Rose Davidson Daniel, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"

World Events (8)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

1942 · The Topaz War Relocation Center

The Topaz War Relocation Center, also known as the Central The Topaz War Relocation Center was an internment camp which housed Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans as a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 in February 1942, ordering people of Japanese ancestry to be incarcerated in relocation centers, like Topaz, during World War II. The camp was opened in September 1942 and closed in October 1945. In 1983, Jane Beckworth founded the Topaz Museum Board, and in 2014, a museum was erected in Delta showcasing artworks created at Topaz. The museum became a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 2007.


Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Scottish, northern English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name David + -son. As a Jewish name, the last element comes from German Sohn ‘son’.

Irish (Down) and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’; see McDevitt .

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Davidsson: patronymic from the personal name David .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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