Davison Creek

Feature type: creek
Province: British Columbia
Location: Flows into Fraser River near Croydon

Leander (died 1925) and Edith (died 1924) Davison and four children moved to North Croydon in 1923. Leander grew up in Nova Scotia, and homesteaded in Alberta after 1900. He married Edith in 1910. When they moved to Croydon, they brought farm machinery, horses, and a cow down the river on a scow. The year after their arrival Edith died during childbirth. Newborn Archie was raised by Elizabeth and Tom McCallum. The next summer Leander died after a fall on a pitchfork. The other four children were raised by Edith’s parents, the Watsons, in Croydon.

References:

  • Haralson, Doris Neely. Northland Echoes. Yarrow, B.C.: Published by the author, Box 31, 1981
  • Yellowhead Pass and its people. Valemount, B.C.: Valemount Historic Society, 1984

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