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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JERRY DAVIDSON, owner and proprietor of the Davidson Hotel, Carmichaels, Penn., was born in Cumberland Township, May 26, 1834.  His parents, Alexander and Elizabeth (Gallaher) Davidson, were natives of Fayette County, Penn., and of Irish descent.  His father was a farmer, and reared a family of eight children, of whom Jerry is the fifth.  He was reared on the farm and received a common-school education.  He followed farming as a business until 1875, when he engaged in the hotel business in Carmichaels.  Mr. Davidson keeps an excellent table, and always has first-class horses and carriages for the accommodation of commercial travelers and the traveling public.  Mr. Davidson has been twice married, first in 1856 to Miss Selanta Flenniken.  Of their three children, two are living—L. Calvin, a blacksmith, and Frank F., a tinner.  They are both married and doing well in their business at Carmichaels, where they reside.  Their mother died in 1872.  Mr. Davidson’s present wife’s maiden name is Harriet Stone.  She was the widow of Ira J. Hatfield.  They have two children—Henry Alexander and George S.  Mr. Davidson is a member of t he I. O. O. F.  In politics he is a Democrat, in religion a Presbyterian.  Mrs. Davidson is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007

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