TASKER H. DAVIDSON was born in Camden NJ on July 24, 1889 to Noah A. and Rebecca Davidson. Noah Davidson was from Dagsboro Hundred in Sussex County DE. His father had been a farmer, but Noah and his brothers John and Isaac began working aboard ships during the 1860s.
The Davidson family must have only recently moved to Camden, as Noah Davidson first appears in the City Directories in the 1890-1891 edition. His occupation was given as mariner. The Davidsons then lived at 610 North 5th Street in North Camden.
Noah A. Davidson listed his profession in the 1900 census as sea captain. The Davidson then lived at 316 Penn Street in Camden. Besides Tasker the family consisted of step-sister Flora, 26, brother Noah A. Jr., 13, and younger sister Marie, 7. Sadly, Noah Davidson passed away during the 1900s. When the Census was taken in 1910, Flora Davidson had married George Snyder, also a seafarer. At the Snyder home, 318 New Jersey Avenue in Collingswood NJ, lived Rebecca Davidson, and her three children. Tasker Davidson was an apprentice at a pickle manufacturing company in Camden. He was a member of the Collingswood Presbyterian Church, which stood at Fern Avenue in Collingswood.
When he registered for the draft on June 5, 1917, Tasker Davidson was working as a machinist at the Camden Iron Works at Camden NJ. He was living at 201 Bettlewood Avenue in Oaklyn NJ, and was unmarried at the time. Drafted in April of 1918, he left for France the following month with Company F, 312th Infantry after a short training at Fort Dix.
Private Tasker H. Davidson, of Oaklyn NJ, was killed in action at Grand Pre, France, in the Argonne Forest, on October 27, 1918. He was buried at a little place called Senuc, France, prior to being permanently interred at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery at Romagne, France. He was survived by his sisters, Mrs. Flora Snyder and Marie Davidson, who were still on Bettlewood Avenue as late as 1930.
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