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Guide to the Davidson Family papers
USDSC_2018_001; USDSC_2018_002  
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Description
The Davidson Family papers include photographs taken and correspondence written during Ethel Helena Davidson's time as an American Expeditionary Force nurse in France during World War I and Frederick Arthur Davidson's time in the United States Army between the 1920s and 1950s. Also includes a scrapbook of Ethel's war experience and army records for each of them.
Background
Ethel Helena Davidson born January 9, 1885 in Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada. She moved to the United States in 1900, and in 1906 earned her Registered Nurse Certificate from the University of the State of New York, Albany. She then worked as a nurse in a hospital and lived with her mother and six siblings in Rochester, New York. In 1917, Ethel began serving in the US Army Nurse Corps. She was assigned to the Base Hospital, Unit 36, American Expeditionary Force in France. She was relieved of active service in April 1919. Ethel died on April 28, 1950 in La Jolla, California.
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This collection is open for research.