John C. Hudson
b. 12 October 1851, d. 15 February 1910
- Father: John Hudson b. 1808, d. 8 December 1854
- Mother: Alvina (?) b. circa 1822, d. circa 6 October 1878
- John C. Hudson was born on 12 October 1851 in Niagara County, New York.
- The family surname was recorded as Hodg(e)son in the 1850 and 1860 censuses, but in 1870 Harry and John were using the name Hudson.
- Alvina (?) appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Niagara, Niagara County, New York. Other members of the household included John C. Hudson, Harry L. Hudson and Mary Hudson.
- John C. Hudson appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Lockport, Niagara County, New York, enumerated in the household of banker Edmund Voke.
- He was a clerk in a store, according to the 1870 census.
- John C. Hudson appeared in the New York state census of 1 June 1875 in Lockport, New York. Other members of the household included Alvina (?)
- He was a boot & shoe dealer, according to the 1875 census.
- He married Ida Van Horn, daughter of John Van Horn and Maria (?), on 3 February 1876 in New York.
- The following appeared on 9 February 1876 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: John C. Hudson, formerly of this place, now engaged in a prosperous boot and shoe business in Lockport, was married last Thursday evening to Miss Ida Van Horn, daughter of Ex-Mayor John Van Horn, of that city. The Rev. Dr. Wisner officiated, and the occasion is described as being quite recherche. The bridal party have gone east.
- The following appeared on 8 March 1876 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: John C. Hudson, boot and shoe dealer, Lockport, has taken a young man named John McLean into partnership with him, and the business will hereafter be conducted under the firm name of Hudson and McLean.
- The following appeared on 8 August 1877 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Harry H. Hudson, son of Mrs. Alvira Hudson and a brother of John C. Hudson, of Lockport, died at the residence of his mother at Lockport Sunday morning in the thirtieth year of his age. The deceased was formerly a resident of this place--his parents also residing here--and of late years has been a locomotive engineer with his home at Cleveland. He fell a victim to consumption, and in death found relief from bodily suffering, and an entrance into the future of redeemed mankind. Harry will be remembered by a host of school-mates here who recall him as a generous, warm hearted boy, a firm friend, and upright man. The remains were brought to this place yesterday. The services were held at St. Peter's Church, the Rev. Mr. Ely, of Lockport, officiating. The remains were interred at Oakwood Cemetery.
- The following appeared on 18 December 1878 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Among the cases before the County Surrogate during the past week were the following:-- Estate of Alvina Hudson, late of Niagara, deceased; Last will, etc., proved, and letters testamentary granted to John C. Hudson. . . .
- The following appeared on 10 September 1879 in the Lockport Daily Journal: Mr. John C. Hudson, of this city, has connected himself with the firm of Warner & Co., who are about to open a shoe store at 85 Main street. Johnnie is one of Lockport's most popular salesmen, and will without doubt be a valuable acquisition to the new firm's force.
- The following appeared on 10 December 1879 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hudson, of Lockport, lost their only child by death Friday.
- John C. Hudson and Ida Van Horn appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Lockport, Niagara County, New York, at 94 Walnut Street enumerated with Ida's family.
- He was employed as a clerk in a shoe store, according to the 1880 census.
- John C. Hudson became a widower at the 16 November 1881 death of his wife Ida Van Horn.
- The following appeared on 17 November 1881 in the Lockport Daily Journal: Our entire community was saddened yesterday by intelligence of the death of Mrs. John C. Hudson, formerly of this city, but more lately a resident of Buffalo, where her husband is engaged in business. She died at the residence of her brother-in-law, Mr. John Rose. Mrs. Hudson was a native of this city, where up to a short time ago her entire life was passed. She was a lady of unusually loveable and amiable qualities; a consistend member of the First Presbyterian Church here; the idol of her husband and a large circle of sorrowing relatives and friends. She was married but a few years ago and her sun has gone down in the flush and bloom of youth and joyous expectancy. A peculiar characteristic of Mrs. Hudson was her determination and buoyant courage. Although the victim of that most relentless of masters, consumption, she battled for life with heroic and constant fortitude, yielding only when the dark shadow fully rested down upon her. She will be long missed among this people who knew her so well and loved her so tenderly. The sympathy of all will go freely out toward the bereaved husband and surviving child of tender years as well as the mother and every member of the stricken family circle.
The funeral will be held from the residence of the mother of the deceased, Mrs. John Van Horn, corner of Walnut and Pine streets, in this city, to-morrow (Friday) at 2 P. M.
- He married Anna Adams, daughter of Hugh Adams and Barbara Lyall, circa 1890.
- The following appeared on 26 January 1892 in The Buffalo Courier: Buffalo will soon add the name of another big business house to its already long list. The name is the Hannan Shoe Company of New York, and John C. Hudson, formerly with Barnes, Hengerer & Co., will be the local manager.
The new store will occupy Nos. 464 and 466 Main Street. In one of those numbers the seven Sutherland sisters have been holding forth for several weeks past. The enterprise is controlled by New York capital and capitalists, but the store will be run with local talent.
Mr. Hudson has just returned from the East, where he has been engaged in purchasing stock, and expects to open the store on the 1st of April.
- John C. Hudson and Anna Adams appeared in the New York state census of 16 February 1892 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York.
- He was a shoe dealer, according to the 1892 census.
- John C. Hudson and Anna Adams appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at 384 Breckenridge Street. Other members of the household included Earldene Lyall Hudson.
- He was a railroad clerk, according to the 1900 census.
- John C. Hudson and Anna Adams appeared in the New York state census of 1 June 1905 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at 230 Utica Street. Other members of the household included Earldene Lyall Hudson.
- He was a merchant, according to the 1905 census.
- John C. Hudson appeared in the 1909 Buffalo, New York, City Directory at 230 West Utica listed as a clerk..
- John C. Hudson died on 15 February 1910 at age 58 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at Buffalo State Hospital of exhaustiion from acute delirium.
- At the time of his death John C. Hudson was living in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at 230 West Utica Street.
- Anna Adams became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- The following appeared on 17 February 1910 in The Buffalo Express: John C. Hudson, for years identified with the New York Central's stock yards at East Buffalo, is dead at his home at No. 230 West Utica street. Mr. Hudson was well known to railroad and commission-men in east Buffalo. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna A. Hudson, and one daughter, Earldene L. Hudson.
- Last Edited: 20 Oct 2014
Family 1: Ida Van Horn b. circa 1854, d. 16 November 1881
- Child Hudson b. circa 1877, d. 5 December 1879