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Biography of a PA soldier, Carlton Davidson

Carlton H., eldest son of Amos W. and Huldah (Vernon) Davidson, was born near Brownsville, Pennsylvania, March 25, 1879. He attended the public schools and Dunlap Creek Academy, and spent his minority at the home farm. He decided upon the profession of medicine, and in 1903 entered the medical department of Western University of Pennsylvania (now University of Pittsburgh ), whence he was graduated M. D., class of 1907. After graduation he was interned

at the South Side Hospital, Pittsburgh, then was appointed superintendent of Uniontown Hospital, resigning in March, 1908, and locating in New Salem, where he is now firmly established in the practice of his profession. He is a Republican in politics and is a school director of New Salem, elected in 1910. He is a member of Fayette County Medical and Pennsylvania State Medical societies; Laurel Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons; Modern Woodmen; Knights of Maccabees, and with his wife belongs to the Presbyterian church.

Dr. Davidson is a veteran of the Spanish-American war; enlisted in 1898 in the Eleventh Regiment, United States Army, and served in Porto Rico for two and a half years.

From 1903 he served in the National Guard of Pennsylvania on hospital service.


Source: Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Genealogical and Personal History , John W. Jordan and James Hadden. Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania, Volumes I-II. New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912.






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