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From: "donna herrin" <>
Subject: Re: [DAVIDSON-L] John Davison Rockefeller's parents
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 20:37:42 PST


b. 7-14-1872, d. 9-15-22

Married to Mary Isabel Graves in Norman Ok. (m. 11-23-1898,) They had
five children: Ovid Orum Davison, b. 1-25-1900, d. 5-13-64 (Enid,Ok.);
Harley William Davison, b. 12-11-1901, d. 6-30-1973 (Ventura, Ca.);
Cecil Franklin Davison, b. 11-20-1903, d. ????; Gertrude Emma Davison
Baker Steele, b. 1-04-1906, d. 11-28-1976 (Pharr, Tx.); Violet Ellen Lee
Davison Webb, b. 2-15-1908, d. 2-26-1992 (Kansas City, Ks.)

His father owned The Boston Caf in Norman Ok in 1898. His father's
initials were E. D. Davison. I'm looking for any information on Frank,
as he was called, his parents, grandparents or siblings. Thanks for any

Donna Herrin


>Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 18:02:23 EST
>Subject: [DAVIDSON-L] John Davison Rockefeller's parents
>1-24-99 4:44pm CST
>>From the April 1923 issue of New York Genealogical Society's magazine,
>pages 124, 125:
>an obituary for William Rockefeller
>"Mr. (William) Rockefeller (John's brother) was born in Richford,
Tioga Co.,
>N. Y., May 31, 1841. He was a son of William Avery Rockefeller, a
>and farmer, who was born at Granger, Columbus Co., N.Y., November 13,
>who married February 18, 1837. at Niles, Cayuga Co., N. Y., Eliza
Davison who
>was born September 12, 1813 in New Brunswick, N. J., and who died March
>1889. Eliza (Davison) Rockefeller was the daughter of John and Cynthia
>(Selover) Davison of New Brunswick, N. J., and a descendant of William
>who settled in Monmouth Co., N. J., near the end of the 17th century.
>Rockefeller was a descendant of Johann Peter Rockefeller who was born
>Germany in 1720 and who died in Amwell, N. J., in 1763-6."
>I tried for years to prove the Rockefellers were related to my Davison
>but according to this, not likely.
>Oh, well, back to the tree,
>John Michael Davison
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