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Hessie Abraham Davidson

Hessie Abraham Davidson, former chairman of the Davidson Transfer & Storage Co., who counted among his many interesting and challenging moving jobs overseeing the moving of the U.S. Constitution, died Sept. 18 of complications from a stroke at Springhouse Assisted Living in Pikesville. The longtime Slade Avenue resident was 98.

The son of Russian immigrants Isaac W. and Emma Davidson, he was born in Baltimore and raised on Hollins Street and later in a home on Groveland Avenue.

Mr. Davidson's father immigrated to Chicago and went to work for a railroad. When he lost his job during a strike, he moved to Baltimore in 1884, taking a job in a cigar factory. In 1896, he...

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