Thursday, September 4, 2008


Wilbur J. Davidson

Saturday, July 3, 1965

The East Liverpool Review

Wilbur J. Davidson, 622 Jackson St., was found dead in his apartment about 11:30 a.m. Friday. He was 73 and had been in failing health.

Asked to investigate, police headquarters dispatched Patrolman Paul A. Burson Jr. Unable to detect any signs of life, he notified Dr. Roy Costello, deputy county coroner, who authorized removal of the body.

A World War 1 veteran, Mr. Davidson, was born in Kittanning, Pa., May 9, 1892, to the late Robert Davidson and Anna Drabble Davidson.

He lived in Wellsville for many years and was one of the first men to be called for service. He served overseas with the 324th Heavy Field Artillery and was in the Argonne Offensive and the march to the Rhine.

He worked for the former Wellsville Works of the American Sheet and Tin Plate Co. He resided in East Liverpool for 40 years.

He is survived by a son, William J. Davidson, of Butler, Pa.; two brothers, Willard J. Davidson, at home and James R. Davidson, of Wellsville; two sisters; Mrs. Pauline Osborn of Wellsville and Mrs. Anna Marie Hynes of Wellsville R. D. and six grandchildren.

Fr. Gerald X. Curran, pastor of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Wellsville, will conduct prayer service Monday at 8 p.m. at the MacLean Funeral Home in Wellsville

Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home by Fr. Curran. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Wellsville.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Monday afternoon and night.

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