Transcribed from Internet article that was rewritten from the
Boonville Enquirer. author unknown.
Robert H. Hudson, 42nd Ind. Vols.,
Died at His Home in This City
"Robert H. Hudson, a civil war veteran, died at his home in this city Wednesday morning at 5:30 o clock. He had been in feeble health for several weeks. He was in his 76th year.
The funeral will take place this afternoon. A service will be conducted this afternoon. A service will be conducted at the Main street M. E. church by Rev D. P. Holt, following which the burial will take place at Maple Grove cemetery.
Robert H. Hudson was born in Warrick County November 17,1839, and has almost continuously lived in the county of his birth. He was married to Nancy E. Hudson November 7, 1864, and to the union seven children were born- one daughter and six sons. The living children are: Mrs. William Eskew; Messrs., Beela N., Charles L., William W., and James R. Hudson, all of this county, and Wallie F., of Evansville. Chester E. died in infancy. The devoted wife is left to mourn; also 27 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and one brother, Daniel Hudson of Evansville.
The deceased united with the Methodist church in early life and remained a consistent and loyal member of that denomination.
He enlisted in Co. K, 42nd Ind. Vols., Sept. 20,1861 and served in
that regiment until Dec 31, 1863, when he mustered out in order to
reenlist the following day in the Fifth Regiment of the Veteran Reserve
Corps in which he served until the close of the war. Many civil war
veterans attended the obsequities."
*Laura Ella Hudson is Mrs. William Eskew; Wm. Eskew was brother of Daniel Eskew.
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