Obit: Hudson, Lyman O. (1853 - 1935)



----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/02/1936

Hudson, Lyman O. (20 Jan. 1853 - 29 Dec. 1935)

Lyman O. Hudson, a respected citizen of Colby, passed on to the distant shore Sunday morning at 5:00 A.M., dropsy and complications of six weeks duration, being the cause of his death. Funeral services were held at the residence at 1:45 P.M. Tuesday, Dec. 31, and at the Colby M. E. church at 2:00 P.M., Rev. C. Paul Nulton officiating. Internment was made in the Colby cemetery. The pall bearers were John Biell, E. D. Loos, H. J. Welsch, Paul Draeger, Hugo Frome and Chas. Allmann.

Mr. Hudson was born in Pennslyvania on January 20th, 1853, thus reaching the age of eighty-two years, eleven months and nine days. He moved to Minnesota in a covered wagon with his parents when but three years of age. He and his family moved onto a farm four miles west of Colby in 1902 and also lived on a farm east of Colby for some time. They moved to the city of Colby twelve years ago and for nine years Mr. Hudson was janitor at the Colby graded school.

Mr. Hudson was married twice. The first time to Miss Hattie F. Scott in Minnesota on June 11th, 1873, to which union three children were born, one of whom died in infancy. The two still living are Mrs. Ada Weaver of Cherokee, Iowa, and Mrs. Elvie Boyd of the state of Washington. After the death of his first wife, he was married a second time and that was in 1897 to Mrs. Nellie Whitney at Burr Oak, Iowa. Two children were born to this union - Mrs. Harold Reyer of Madison and Edsil Hudson of Milwaukee.

Besides his children, his departure is mourned by his widow, two step children, Claude Whitney of Colby and Brayton Whitney of Iowa, one sister and four brothers, Mrs. Elsie Cole of Canton, Minn., George Hudson of California, Franklin Hudson of Waterloo, Iowa, Benjamin Hudson of Austin, Minn., and A. Lincoln Hudson of Canton, Minn. Also twelve grand children.

The deceased was well and favorably known by a large circle of friends and at all times, under all circumstances walked the well beaten path of righteousness. Like all pioneers, he was of a friendly and congenial disposition and was active till long past the age at which men ordinarily drop out of the ranks of the workers.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Brayton Whitney of Decorah, Iowa, Nettie Fosse of Canton, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Roy Miller and sons, Frank and Everett, of Decorah, Iowa, Miss A. Stevens of Decorah, Mrs. Nat Wheeler and son, Ben, of Valier, Mont., Edsil Hudson of Milwuakee and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Reyer and children of Madison.



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