Walter W. Davidson, of Salem, is a member of a family that has long been identified with the history of Columbiana
County. He was born at Franklin Square, Salem Township, Sept. 22, 1875, the son of George W. and Caroline (Minton)
George W. Davidson, deceased, was born in Salem Township, Columbiana County, in 1816, the son of Elijah Davidson,
one of the earliest settlers of this county. He was born in Roanoke County, Va. and in early life was a sailor
being a member of the crew of the warship, Merrimac, and later the Constitution. After coming to this county he
located on a farm in Salem Township, near Leetonia. His son, George W., was a general farmer and lived in Perry
Township, Columbiana County. He died in 1903 and his wife, a native of Camden, N. J., died in 1922. Mr. and Mrs.
Davidson were the parents of three children: E. F., died in 1919; Norman R., lives in Green Township, Mahoning
County, Ohio; and Walter W., the subject of this sketch.
Walter W. Davidson spent his boyhood in Perry Township and attended the district schools. He engaged in the retail
and wholesale dairy business in Salem for several years and was later interested in the trucking business. He served
as a member of the Salem police force for three years and in 1921 was elected constable of Perry Township. He is
now serving his second term in that office.
On Oct. 4, 1894, Mr. Davidson was married to Miss Nellie Bucey, a native of Steubenville, Ohio, the daughter of
Oliver and Elizabeth Busey, residents of Los Angeles, Cal. Mr. and Mrs. Davidson have no children.
Mr. Davidson is a Republican and a member of the Disciple Church. He is an energetic citizen, who stands well in
the esteem of his fellow citizens.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
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Names N to Z
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