Davidson, Mr. Thornton
Passenger: 1st Class
16 May 1880
12 Apr 1912
Thornton Davidson was born in 1880, the son of Sir Charles Peers Davidson, Chief Justice of the Quebec Supreme Court. He was a skilled sailor and clearly quite an athlete, playing hockey with the Montreal Victorias and also playing tennis and being an accomplished horseman.
He started his career as a teller at the Bank of Montreal before moving to Wall Street firm Charles Head and Son in Montreal before opening a brokerage firm of his own with business partner Robert Hickson.
He married Orian Hays, the second daughter of Mr Charles Melville Hays, president of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway on 3 November 1906. Thornton invited his wife and her parents to join him on a business trip to England, they boarded Titanic in Southampton for their return.
Thornton perished in the disaster and his body was never recovered.
Victim: Body not recovered
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Primary source : Encyclopaedia Titanica