Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Davidson (1853-1921)
Born in Cookstown, Ireland on 3 February 1853, he worked as a public accountant before emigrating to Canada and arriving at Winnipeg in 1887. He worked as an accountant for the firm of Harris & Son until 1897 when he went into partnership with Charles Henry Newton in the firm of Newton & Davidson. Three years later, the partners organized the North West Laundry Company. Davidson also owned farm land and livestock in Manitoba.
He was married to Elizabeth Mason (1857-1924). They had seven children: William R. Davidson (1881-?), James Albert Davidson, Henry P. Davidson (1884-?), Louisa F. Davidson (1886-?), John Mason Davidson (1889-?), Clark Wardlaw Davidson (1890-1958), and Eileen Davidson (1895-?). He was a charter member of the Carleton Club.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“A. Davidson Dies of Pneumonia” Newspaper clipping. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]
“Alexander Davidson Is dead of pneumonia,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 December 1921, page 4.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 27 December 2021