Son of David Anders Davidsen & Emma Christine Larsdatter
Born 24.05.1883 – Ytterli, Korgen, Hemnes, Norway
He was, by then, working as a carpenter & shipbuilder. The absence of any findings of his passenger records to the United States may indicate he crossed the ocean as a crew member, which would be listed in the sailor enrollments (skipsruller), which still need to be searched. These records for Norway are currently being scanned but are not yet complete.
David married Sigrid Hansine Sæther on February 3rd, 1909 according to the Brooklyn Standard Union. His address at the time was recorded as 133 19th Street, but by 1910 they’d had their first child, Harold Davidson, and were living at 223 Union. Living with them were two other persons: Rosalie Ellertson, age 17, and Daniel Hansen, age 34, listed as a carpenter in a shipyard.
Sigrid was also born in Norway and it was there she returned in 1910 along with son Harold to give birth to their second child, Donald Evans Davidson. She stayed with her brother, Ingvald Thomassen Sivertsen, in Trondhjem, and returned home to New York on October 11th, 1911.
Over the next six years, David & Sigrid had three more children:
- Harold Davidson b. 1909
- Donald Evans Davidson: b. 30.12.1910
- Dorothy Davidsen: b. 08.08.1912
- William Davidson: b. 05.22.1915
- Evelyn Davidsen: b. 25.02.1917
David died young, at the age of 40, in October 1923. He was buried at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY on October 31st.
Media & References
- Korgen Hemnes Parish Records – Birth Record of David Esaias
- The Norwegian Historical Data Centre – 1900 Census, Flakstad: David Davidsen
- GenForum – Brooklyn Standard Union: Marriage of Sether & Davidson