Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 8 Aug 1977 p 2
Marion Davidson, 83 of 1868-7 Riverside Drive, Columbus, Ohio, a Montgomery county native died Sunday in First Community Village there. He was an architect and builder and had served as an engineer consultant on underground construction. He was associated with construction of large buildings and engineering projects in the US and abroad including Rockefeller center, US naval bases in Trinidad and British Guinea. He was also an author and lecturer. He wrote numerous articles for architect and other magazines and wrote and edited 75 reports for the US governemnt. He received the Certificate of Merit for the US Army and Meritorious Civilian Service Award. Mr. Davidson was director of research on survey and underground locations for industry in the US and for the US Army Engineers. He had moved to Columbus 3 years ago from NY City where he had offices in Rockefeller Cente.r He was a member of Delta Upsilon Scarab Fraternity, US Naval Institute, Amerian Society of Military Engineers, American Legion, University of Chicago Alumni Association, Sons of American Revolution and was a 32nd degree Mason. Mr. Davidson served in WWI and WWII in England and France. He was a graduate of the Universit of Chicago with a BS degre and Illinois Institute of Technology in architecture. Born Oct 4, 1893, in Montgomery County, he was a son of WIlliam A. and Iva Gunkle Davidson. He was married to Muriel Macarthy in 1952. she survives. Also survivng are a nephew, Robert Keim of Columbus; two nieces, Mrs. Paul F. Brown of Indianapolis and Mrs. Edward White of Ft. Wayne. Two brothers, Milo and Newton and a sister, Lois Keim are deceased. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hunt & Son Funeral Home with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.