DAVIDSON, John H., real estate and insurance agent, Harrisburg, is a native of Dauphin county, Pa. He was born in the city of Harrisburg July 5, 1870. He is a son of William W. and Susan E. (Zimmerman) Davidson, the former a native of Schuylkill county, the latter of Halifax township, Dauphin county. His father was a tanner by trade, and during his residence in Schuylkill county followed this occupation, together with farming. The parents removed to Harrisburg about 1860. The father was engaged in various occupations for a few years. For the past thirty years he has been in the employment of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. The parents had born to them three children, all of whom are living, namely: Frank E., residing at White Bear Lake, Minn., Clara May, wife of Charles E. Shaffer, residing one mile northeast of Dauphin, Dauphin county, along Stony creek, and John H.
John H. Davidson was educated in the public schools of his native city. For a period of about seven years after leaving school he was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company as messenger and clerk. On April 1, 1895, he engaged in his present business, and has met with an encourageing degree of success. He is a member of Cincinnatus Commandery, No. 96, K. of M.; Paxtang Conclave, No. 131, I. O. of H. In political views he is a republican. He is a consistent member of Augsburg Lutheran church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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