Davison, Norton E., was born in Clarence, Erie County, N. Y., December 14, 1845. His father, John Davison, a native of parish of Newton, county of Northumberland, England, settled in Onondaga county in 1810 and afterward moved to the town of Somerset in 1833 and to Clarence in 1837, where he was identified as a farmer; he died in 1864. Norton E. Davison was educated in the common schools, and in 1866 married Phoebe J., daughter of Lyman B. Burdick, whose father, Rowse Burdick, was one of the first settlers on Tonawanda Creek in 1823, where the family were among the prominent farmers of the town. Mr. and Mrs. Davison are the parents of four children: Edwin E., Lyman L., Nellle L. and Belle. In 1894 Mr. Davison moved to Royalton Center, where he engaged in the mercantile business.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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