The Family of Jim and Selma Burrows

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  • ID: I523
  • Name: Ann Katherine Davison
  • Birth: 26 JUL 1925 in Newton, MA
  • Sex: F
  • Change Date: 11 Feb 2001 at 13:28:30

    Father: Leo Eldridge Davison b: 24 AUG 1890 in Hantsport, Hants, NS
    Mother: Katherine Emily Trites b: 8 NOV 1895 in Boston, Suffolk, MA

    Marriage 1 James Lowell Burrows b: 4 MAY 1924 in Minneapolis, MN
    • Married: 17 APR 1948 in Newton, MA
    • Note:
      According to Jim Burrows, the son:

      My parents met while they were in high school in Newton, Massachusetts. In 1942, my father went to Northeastern University. In 1944, he volunteered for the Navy and served as a radar technician on the aircraft carrier the USS Philippine Sea. He was discharged in 1946 and returned to Northeastern. He graduated in 1947 with a BS in physics, having minored in English Literature. The same year my mother graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from Wellesley College.

      Their first apartment was at 173 Newbury Street in Boston. In 1951, when I was born they lived at 123 Riverside St. Watertown. We next lived at 110 Oak Street in Natick, Massachusetts. In 1953, we moved to 553 Common Street, Dedham Massachusetts, where my parents rented what had been the gate keeper's cottage on the estate of the Chick family. My paternal grandmother, Grace Burrows, whom we called Gam, lived with us in Dedham while I was very young. She then moved to Connecticut to live with my aunt Betsy and her first husband Graeme MacLeod. Both Katey and John were born while we lived in Dedham. In 1960, my parents bought a house on Prospect Street in Norwell, Massachusetts. The house was known as "High Winds", and at the time that they bought it, the houses on Prospect Street were unnumbered. In the late 60's Prospect Street was numbered, and ours became 126.

      After graduating from Wellesley my mother worked in the personnel offices first of Gilchrest's department store and then Harvard University. She left Harvard in 1951 to have me. She became quite involved in politics. She was active in the League of Women Voters, being the president of the Norwell chapter and serving on the Massachusetts state board. In 1964 she was elected to the Norwell School Committee, and was reelected in 1968. In recent years she has been a real estate agent and a Librarian's assistant in the Merrimack school system. She is now retired.

      In January 1970, my father went to work for Sanders in Nashua, New Hampshire. In June 1970, the family moved to Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack NH. Again the houses were unnumbered when they bought it.
    • Date: 26 Sep 2001
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