Earldene Lyall Hudson
b. 28 October 1893, d. 15 March 1980
- Father: John C. Hudson b. 12 October 1851, d. 15 February 1910
- Mother: Anna Adams b. 7 March 1866, d. 31 January 1951
- Earldene Lyall Hudson was born on 28 October 1893 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 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.
- 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.
- The following appeared on 28 June 1908 in The Buffalo Courier: The final exercises of the graduating class from Grammar School No. 16 were held Friday. The chapel hall of the Delaware Avenue Church was simply decorated. . . . [:CR: The graduates were . . . Earldene Lyall Hudson. . .
- 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.
- Anna Adams appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Buffalo, New York, at 230 Utica Street. Other members of the household included Earldene Lyall Hudson, John L. Harwood.
- The following appeared on 6 March 1914 in the Buffalo Evening News: Mrts. A. A. Hudson and daughter, Miss Earldene Hudson, left last evening for New York and Philadelphia.
- Anna Adams appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at 230 West Utica Street. Other members of the household included Earldene Lyall Hudson.
- She was a secretary, according to the 1920 census.
- The following appeared on 2 June 1927 in the Buffalo Evening News: Mrs. Anna A. Hudson of Crestwood avenue announces the engagement of her daughter Earldene L., to Mr. Ward L. Conklin, the wedding to take place in July.
- The following appeared on 9 July 1927 in the Buffalo Evening News: The marriage of Miss Earldene Lyall Hudson, daughter of Mrs. Anna A. Hudson, to Mr. Ward Leroy Conklin takes place Saturday, July 9, at Westminster chapel, the Rev. Samuel V. V. Holmes officiating. After September 1 Mr. Conklin and his bride will be at home at 95 Crosby avenue, Kenmore, N. Y.
- She married Ward Leroy Conklin, son of Charles H. Conklin and Margaret C. Hassey, on 9 July 1927 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, by license issued on the 8th, with clergyman Samuel V. Holmes officiating. witnesses Margaret Southall and Lathrup P. Smith. At the time of their marriage, the groom was residing at the Buffalo Athletic Club, occupation mortgage loans, and the bride was living at 1 North Crestwood, employed as a private secretary. According to the license, it was the first marriage for both.
- The following appeared on 10 July 1927 in the Buffalo Courier-Express: Among those who have recently entertained in honor of Miss Earldene L. Hudson whose marriage to Ward L. Conklin took place July 9th are Mrs. R. C. Fisher of Voorhees avenue, who entertained at bridge; Miss Norma Schaefer of Linwood avenue a handlerchief shower; Mrs. Oliver Clark Eyeington of Crestwood avenue at dinner; Mrs. S. M. Gaylord of Roble avenue at bridge; Mrs. H. G. Southall who gave a linen shower and garden party at her summer home at Bay Beach; Mrs. Clark M. Fleming entertained at dinner; Mrs. Allen J. Bundy a dinner at her home at Angola-on-the-Lake; Mrs.W. P. Adams and Miss Etta Earl of Lafayette avenue, a dinner of 20 covers; Miss Pearl Block of Anderson place a luncheon; Miss Edith Rogers of Ashland avenue a luncheon; Mrs. F. S. Nelson of Beverly road a kitchen shower; Mrs. William J. Ennis of North Park avenue a treasure hunt; Miss Mildred Henry and Miss Florence Stevenson who gave a dinner of twelve covers at Hotel Touraine; Mrs. E. E. Cavagnaro a dinner at the Westbrook; Mrs. Charles G. Berry, dinner and Mrs. Norman C. Sprickman, bridge.
- Ward Leroy Conklin and Earldene Lyall Hudson appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Kenmore, Erie County, New York, at 95 Crosby Avenue. Other members of the household included Anna Adams.
- The following appeared on 10 February 1932 in The Evening News: (Kenmore) Mrs. A. A. Hudson and Mrs. Ward L. Conklin of Crosby avenue have left for a trip to Florida where they will visit in St. Augustine, St. Petersburg and other resorts during the month of February.
- The following appeared on 29 November 1937 in the Buffalo Courier-Express: Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cummings and Mrs. Ward L. Conklin have returned from Clearwater, Fla., where they spent several weeks.
- Ward Leroy Conklin and Earldene Lyall Hudson appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Kenmore, New York, at 95 Crosby Avenue. Other members of the household included Anna Adams.
- Earldene Lyall Hudson became a widow at the 26 September 1943 death of her husband Ward Leroy Conklin.
- The following appeared on 27 September 1943 in the Buffalo Courier-Express: Ward L. Conklin, vice-president and treasurer of Farnam-Rounds Company, died suddenly at his home, 95 Crosby Avenue, Kenmore yesterday morning.
Born in Buffalo, Mr. Conklin was the son of Charles and Margaret Hassey Conklin. After graduating from high school he entered the employ of the R. W. Goode Company and became a salesman, remaining about sixteen years. He then became associated with Deuel Lapey Company, establishing its real estate department.
Two years later he joined Farnam Rouinds Company, as vice-president and treasurer, which positions he held up to the time of his death.
Mr. Conklin was a member of the Greater Buffalo Advertising Club, the Automobile Club, Massena Lodge, 513 F. & A. M. of Massena; Adytum Chapter 235, R.A.M; Tancred Commandery, 80, K.T., and Ismailia Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. He also was an active member of the Delaware Avenue Baptist Church and was on the board of trustees.
Surviving is his wife, Earldene Hudson Conklin. Funeral services will be held at the residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Lee J. Beynon of the Delaware Avenue Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery at Niagara Falls.
- The following appeared on 4 January 1956 in the Tonawanda News: Mrs. Ward L. Conklin has returned to her Crosby Ave. home after spending some time in Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
- The following appeared on 5 November 1958 in the Tonawanda News: Mrs. Ward L. Conklin will be honored at cocktails and a dinner party Friday evening.
Mrs. Conklin is retiring after eight years' employment in the Village Water Department. The party is being given by her fellow employees in the Municipal Building.
Mrs. Herbert W. Susmann will be hostess at the punch party in her home, 124 Washington Ave.
The dinner party will follow in the Continental Inn. The tables will be graced with autumn leaves and chrysanthemums in crystal bowls. Yellow tapers in crystal holders will flank each floral arrangement.
Present to honor Mrs. Conklin will be [forty-one individuals].
- She married Bennett Lodge, son of James E. Lodge and Elizabeth (?).
- Earldene Lyall Hudson became a widow at the 31 August 1972 death of her husband Bennett Lodge.
- The SSDI lists Buffalo, New York, as the last residence of record of Earldene Lyall Hudson.
- Earldene Lyall Hudson died on 15 March 1980 at age 86.
- She was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- Last Edited: 7 Nov 2015