Obit: Hudson, Charles (1848 - 1927)

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----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 06/02/1927

Hudson, Charles (25 AUG 1848 - 23 MAY 1927)

Charles Hudson, a former resident of Neillsville, Clark County, Wis., passed away at his home near Michigan City, Indiana, on May 23rd, 1927, after a week's severe illness arising from complications.

He was born at Dexter, Mich., on Aug. 25, 1848, and was at the time of his death aged 78 years, 8 months and 28 days.

At an early age he moved with his parents to Marshall Co., Indiana, where he grew to manhood. He later resided at Argos, Rochester, and Mentone, Indiana. In 1906 Mr. Hudson, with his family, moved to Neillsville, where he resided until 1925, when he returned to Indiana, locating at La Porte and later in Michigan City.

On March 20, 872, he was united in marriage to Rebecca Dunlap, who died 26 years ago. Three sons were born to this union, Charles E. of Kansas City, Mo.; Orla, who died a few months ago, and Clarence, who died in childhood. On March 30th, 1902, Mr. Hudson was married to Margaret Anna Alt of Burkett, Ind.

Besides his wife, he leaves to mourn his death, his son Charles E., a step-daughter, Mrs. B. H. Peterson of Michigan City, Ind.; and a step-son Ernest Alt of Elkhart, Indiana; seventeen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; also a brother, L. P. Hudson of Mentone, Ind. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death.

In early life, Mr. Hudson became interested in politics, taking an active part in several campaigns. In 1896 and again in 1900 he stumped the state of Indiana for William Jennings Bryan.

He revered womanhood, young and old; he was a gentleman of the old school and hence labored for woman suffrage, rejoicing greatly in the adoption of the XIX amendment.

He longed and labored for the elimination of the liquor traffic. He was willing to be called a crank on the subject, and to stand alone and labor for the ushering in of that glad day when by the adoption of XVIIIth amendment, this source of unspeakable misery, waste and death, material and spiritual, became an outlaw throughout the land.

Mr. Hudson had a fine philosophy of life and was a man of unquestionable character, adhering strictly to his superior principles. He believed in God, the Church and ?. He was honorable and upright in all his dealings with his fellow men. In his home he was kind and sympathetic, and through three years of failing health bore his suffering uncomplainingly.

His funeral was held at Mentone, Ind. On May 25th, and interment was made there.



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