Salem Weekly News March 18, 1937
Funeral services for John Hudson were held at the Friends church on Thursday at 2:00 p.m., and were in charge of Rev. Guy Hunting. the scripture was taken from John 10-10. The songs "Above the Bright Blue, " "Jesus Savior Pilot Me," and "Going Down the Valley" were sung by Mrs. Ray Doan, Mrs. R. P. Nicholson, Maynard Barber and Marvin Hunting with Mrs. Elbert Brown accompanying on the piano.
John Hudson, son of William and Matilda Hudson, was born September9, 1857 and died March 8, 1937 at the age of 80 years, 6 months. he was one of a family of six children of which only one survives, a sister, Mrs. Ellis Cooper of Luray, Kansas. After the death of his father, when he was a small boy, he made his home with his brother, Jesse Hudson. he was united in marriage to Ella Hockett, daughter of Amos and Elizabeth Hockett, June 26, 1877, in the state of Missouri. To this union wasborn 10 children, one died in infancy, April 15, 1878 and a son, ClarenceL. died Sept. 6, 1885. Those who survive are William C. of near Salem,Mrs. Harry Bouge, Mrs. Jesse Bouge, both of Salem; Evan T .Hudson of Wynona, Mo.; John E. Hudson of Glasgow, Iowa; Mrs. Charles Savage of Hamilton, Ills., Mrs. Bert Humphrey of near Salem and Mrs. Raymond Van Dorin of Washington, Iowa. Soon after his marriage to Ella Hockett, her father, Amos Hockett and his entire family moved to Rooks Co., Kansas, wherethey homesteaded. John Hudson and his family lived on his homestead until about 1889, spent one year in Neb., two years in Mo., returned to Kansas where they spent four more years and then in the fall of 1896 they returned to Iowa where they lived some years on a farm and then moved to Salem.
Since the death of his wife, Jan. 6, 1936, he lived with this children. he had been in failing health for some time, failing quite fast the past year, passing away Monday evening March 8, about 7:30 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Savage at Hamilton, Ills. He leaves to mourn his death, one sister, eight children, 37 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
Interment was in the South cemetery and the pallbearers were grandsons of the deceased, Delbert Hudson, Arlo Humphrey, Everett Bogue, Clarence Savage and Eugene Bouge.
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