George Edwards Davisson1

#19448, (circa 1903 - 28 December 1944)
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Estelle Rose Roche
Father*Alexander Heron Davisson1 (1869 - 1944)
Mother*Mary Patterson Edwards1 (c 1877 - )


Kathryn A Allison b. c 1904
Child 1.Joan Kathryn Davisson+7 (1930 - 2015)
Birth*circa 1903He was born circa 1903 at PennsylvaniaG.1 
6 May 1910He appeared on the census of 6 May 1910 in the household of Alexander Heron Davisson and Mary Patterson Edwards at 31 St. Paul's Road, Ardmore, Lower Merion Twp., Montgomery Co., PennsylvaniaG.2 
16 January 1920He appeared on the census of 16 January 1920 in the household of Alexander Heron Davisson and Mary Patterson Edwards at 4514 Springfield Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.3 
Marriage*4 January 1923He married Kathryn A Allison, daughter of Austin Moody Allison and May E Beck, on 4 January 1923 at Elkton, Cecil Co., MarylandG; (later ceremony at St. Francis de Sales Church, Philadelphia PA, 13 Jan 1923.)4 
4 April 1940He and Kathryn A Allison appeared on the census of 4 April 1940 at 311 Vassar Avenue, Swarthmore, Delaware Co., PennsylvaniaG; nei. J Victor (28) Allison and Emily L (22) Allison, fam. 46.5 
Death*28 December 1944He died on 28 December 1944 at FranceG in the Battle of the Bulge.4 
Burial*13 September 1948He was buried on 13 September 1948 at Arlington National Cemetery, VirginiaG.6 


  1. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. Dr. Alex H (40), b. and mother b. PA, father b. NJ, medical doctor; Mary E (32), b. and parents b. PA, 6 children, all living; marr. 13 yrs.
  3. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Alexander H (50), b. and mother b. PA, father b. NJ, doctor; Mary E (42), b. and parents b. PA.
  4. [S1576] Pennsylvania WWI Veterans Service and Compensation Files, 1917-1919, 1934-1948, online, Folder: Davis, Walter A - Day, Woodrow Wilson (Box 183), imgs. 1594-1596/3632. Control no. 80121. Application of Kathryn Allison Davisson, surviving unmarried widow, 24 Jan 1950. Application includes sworn statement dated 7 Mar 1945 that she is the wid. of Maj. George E Davisson who died in action in France 28 Dec 1944; that they were marr. in Elkton MD 4 Jan 1923, when she gave her name as Anna Mary Allison instead of Anna Kathryn Allison; that they later marr. with a religious ceremony 13 Jan 1923 at St. Francis de Sales Church, 47th Street and Springfield Ave., Philadelphia PA; that they have a dau. Joan Kathryn Davisson, b. 3 Oct 1930 and now res. with her; that she has since her marriage always been known as Kathryn A Davisson.
    Service record of George Edwards Davisson, b. Philadelphia 11 Aug 1903, res. 311 Vassar Ave., Swarthmore, Delaware Co. PA: Entered15 Jan 1941, Fort Riley KS, in domestic service to Jan 1944, in foreign service from Jan 1944 to 28 Dec 1944, when he d. in France.
  5. [S346] 1940 U.S. Federal Census. George E (36), b. PA, life insurance salesman; Kathryn (36), b. PA; same place in 1935.
  6. [S1778] U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962, online, D> Davis, William G - Dawson, Fredk, img. 504/975. George E Davisson, Major, AGF 7th Tank Destroyer Group, 1st Army, b. 11 Aug 1903, d. 28 Dec 1944; returned from WWII Dead Program from Limey-Toul France; interment at Arlington National Cemetery 13 Sep 1948, location Sec. 12 Grave 4892 (4891 reserved for widow).
  7. [S1585], online, Joan Davisson Knapp, b. 3 Oct 1930, dau. of Maj. George E Davisson and Kathryn A Davisson of Swarthmore PA; marr. Halsey George Knapp 16 Sep 1950, Swarthmore United Methodist Church; children Deborah Ann (deceased); Halsey G (marr. Evelyn Rogers, children Halsey G III and Evelyn Arden, res. Atlanta GA); Amy (marr. --- Rumford, children William Walker Rumford, V. Brook Ives Rumford (marr. Erin ---), and Bryce Knapp Rumford, of Glen Mills PA); and Gay (marr. --- Marini, children Deborah Knapp Marini and Kathryn Frances Marini, of Lewes DE). Citing, 7 Mar 2015.