Charles J. Davidson

June 1874–24 July 1953 (Age 79)
Grandville, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of Charles J.

When Charles J. Davidson was born in June 1874, in Grandville, Kent, Michigan, United States, his father, Lewis Cass Davidson, was 21 and his mother, Mary Ruth Pratt, was 20. He married Charlotte Lowing on 22 June 1905, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 24 July 1953, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Charles J. Davidson
Charlotte Lowing
Marriage: 22 June 1905
Leslie Lowing Davidson
Carroll C. Davidson
Milton Leslie Davidson

Spouse and Children

22 June 1905
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Lewis Cass Davidson


    Mary Ruth Pratt




    Louis A. Davidson


    Susan Dorman Davidson



    Mary Lavalette Davidson


    William Carlyle Davidson


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 5

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name David . As a Jewish name, the last element comes from German Sohn ‘son’.2 Americanized spelling of Norwegian and Danish Davidsen or Swedish Davidsson, patronymics from the personal name David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Davidson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles Davidson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles Davidson, "United States Census, 1920"

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