06 April 2009

Davies Family Photos

These photos were very kindly sent to me by Kim in the US, a descendant of Charles William Davies who married the two Maxton sisters, Matilda & Ann.

First just a little reminder of the Davies family photos I had, posted originally here and here.


2nd wife Ann - Charles Wm - daughter Florence - son Arthur - son Charles Frederick by 1st wife Matilda.

Then we have two more sons:-

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William Samuel born 1846 Islington, son of first wife Matilda.

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Walter born 1857 Islington, son of second wife Ann.

I don't quite understand the 'step brother' bit unless either of his parents married again, time will tell.

Then we have a few more of father Charles Wm.



This is the back of the photo, the address is the same place they were living at in at least 3 census returns.

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He has rather a worried look on his face doesn't he?

Then we have three more Unknowns who might possibly be son Dr Charles Frederick. He looks like a very scholarly person although I'm not sure he looks much like the photo I had that identified him but it's quite hard to tell from a side on view (end photo of 5 above), his obituary reads:-


Dr. Charles F. Davies, organist, who for many years played in Detroit and Windsor churches, died Monday at the home of his son, Maxton in Shaker Heights, a suburb of Cleveland.

Funeral services will be held here Wednesday, according to dispatches.

Dr. Davies was born in England 78 years ago. When 13 years old he was appointed organist of St. Peter's Cathedral, Kingston Park, London, winning a competition in which 15 of the most prominent organists in England took part. Some years later he came to Canada and played in an Ottawa church. In Detroit he was organist at the Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church for several years. His last engagement in the vicinity was in the All Saints' Church, Windsor. He was president of the Windsor College and Conservatory of Music."

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This gentleman doesn't look as tall as the previous one but again hard to tell while he's sitting down.

And lastly another Unknown who, to my eye, looks very similar to the one above wearing the mortar board, taken in the same studio:-

Unknown-front CFD--Unknown2-Back

  • Many thanks to Kimberley Davies Traum for these great photographs.

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