Grace Velva Hartman


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1. William Blair Davidson

Grace Velva Hartman 1 2 3

  • Born: 4 Dec 1889, Middleton, Cumberland, PA, USA 1 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): William Blair Davidson on 15 Mar 1917 in , Cumberland, PA 1
  • Died: 15 Jan 1974, Newville, Cumberland, PA at age 84 3 4 5
  • Buried: 18 Jan 1974, Newville: Centerville Memorial Park, Cumberland, PA 3 5

   FamilySearch ID: LJ55-Q49.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Shippensburg News-Chronicle: "Mr. And Mrs. Harold Beecher and daughters Peggy Ann and Nancy Lee spent Thanksgiving day with Grace Davidson.", 2 Dec 1949, Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA. 6

2. Obituary: The Sentinel: obituary of Grace Davidson on 16 Jan 1974 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 5 Mrs. Grace H. Davidson, 84, Centerville, widow of W. Blain Davidson, died yesterday morning in Carlisle Hospital. She was born Dec. 4, 1889 in Cumberland County, the daughter of the late Charles and Catherine Hefflefinger Hartman. She was a school teacher for 26 years, having taught at Beetem's School, Centerville Elementary School, and Shady Grove School, before retiring in 1955. For many years Mrs. Davidson served as Centerville correspondent for the Carlisle Evening Sentinel, the Newville Valley-Times, and the Shippensburg News-Chronicle. She was a member of the Centerville Lutheran Church, the Busy Workers, and the Missionary Society of the church. She was a teacher in the Sunday School for more than 50 years and was a member of the Kings Servants Class of the Sunday School. She was a member of the Alumni Assn. of Millersville State Normal School from which she graduated in 1910. She was also a member of the Penna. State Retired Teachers Assn. and the Cumberland County Retired Teachers Assn. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Theodore (Charlotte) Gebhart, RD1, Newville, and Mrs. Harold (Margaret) Beecher, Dickinson, Pa.; seven grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren. The funeral service will be held Friday at 2:00 P.M. in the G. Book Roth Funeral Home, Walnut Bottom Road at Belvedere Street. The Rev. Donald M. Bohn, pastor, Greencastle Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the Rev. Glenn T. Hafer, vice-pastor, Centerville Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Centerville Memorial Park. Friends may call Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Grace married William Blair Davidson on 15 Mar 1917 in , Cumberland, PA.1 (William Blair Davidson was born on 14 Aug 1890 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA,7 8 died on 17 Sep 1944 in Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA 7 8 and was buried on 20 Sep 1944 in Newville: Centerville Memorial Park, Cumberland, PA 7 8.)


1, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, William Blair Davidson and Velva Grace Hartman, 15 Mar 1917; citing , Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 21016.

2 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, Obituary of Margaret C. Beecher 26 Jun 2017.

3 Find A Grave,

4 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Grace Davidson, Jan 1974; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

5 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (, 16 Jan 1974, page 3. Obituary of Grace Davidson.

6 Shippensburg News-Chronicle (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 2 Dec 1949, page 14.

7 Find A Grave,

8, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 79749. W. Blair Davidson. Father Joseph Davidson. Mother Florence Kelso. Spouse Grace Davidson.

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