C. C. DAVIDSON, fruit farmer and blacksmith, Villa Ridge, was born in Wyoming County, N. Y., October 16, 1852, to James J. and Lucy (Comstock) Davidson, he a native of New Jersey, she of New England. He is still living and in Cairo, Ill. He is a carpenter. To them eight children were born, seven of whom are still living. Our subject was reared in New York and received his education there, and also learned the trade of blacksmith. Completing his term as apprentice, he came to this county in 1870, and has been in Southern Illinois since, working at his trade in Cairo with J. Gamble for some time, also at Villa Ridge; then again at Cairo, where he had a shop of his own for a short time. In 1873, he again returned to Villa Ridge Precinct, and worked at fruit raising. In 1880, he built a shop on his farm, and works at his trade part of his time, but is also engaged in fruit and vegetable growing, and has been quite successful in raising strawberries. October 16, 1878, he was married to Maggie Scheirick, daughter of B. H. Scheirick, whose sketch appears elsewhere. Mr. and Mrs. Davidson have two children — Minnie Laura and Annie Elizabeth. He is a member of Villa Ridge Patrons of Husbandry, also I. O. G. T. In politics, he is a Greenbacker.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, pages 283-284.