Braxson Edward Hudson

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Joseph Adolph Stangeland
Braxson Edward Hudson
Jesse Brown Hartley, Sr.
John Anthony Draghi
Aanen Knudsen Stangeland
Anders Amundson Kloster
Christopher Clabron Hudson
Jesse Jefferson Rogers
Randolph Harris Hartley
John James Cheney
Walter Gundacker Evans
Amund Anderson Kloster
Moses David Hudson
Frederick Rogers
Isaac Columbus Hurst
William W. Evans


Braxson Edward Hudson
1901-1963


Braxson's wife
Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson

1907-1998
Braxson and Maudie's Children:

Edward Braxson Hudson

1924-1944

Lillian Hudson-Pleasant

Lucille Hudson-Stangeland

1927-1996

Lorraine Hudson-Kingry
1932-2016


Hulon Clabron Hudson


Lois Hudson-Lay

Linda Hudson-Bodie

1946-2002
 

Hudson Family Groups

The Hudson Family's
Hometown of
Milton, Florida

The 1962 Tornado
that hit Milton, Florida
 

Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Lois Hudson-Lay Lois Hudson-Lay Braxson Edward Hudson 1901-1963 Braxson Edward Hudson 1901-1963 Lillian Lavalia Hudson-Pleasant Lillian Lavalia Hudson-Pleasant Lorraine Hudson-Kingry Lillian Lavalia Hudson-Pleasant Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Edward Braxson Hudson 1924-1944 Edward Braxson Hudson 1924-1944 Edward Braxson Hudson 1924-1944 Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998 Christopher Clabron Hudson 1879-1957 Francis MacFadden Lillie Delilah Hurst-Rogers 1873-1966 Elijah Rufus Rogers 1910-2003 Lucille Marie Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996 Lorraine Hudson-Kingry Edward Braxson Hudson 1924-1944 Linda Hudson-Bodie 1946-2002 Linda Hudson-Bodie 1946-2002 Linda Hudson-Bodie 1946-2002 Janice Marie Stangeland 1944-2014 Janice Marie Stangeland 1944-2014 Phillip Wayne Stangeland 1948-2014 Ernest Michael Stangeland Ernest Michael Stangeland Hulon Clabron Hudson Hulon Clabron Hudson Ernest Joseph Stangeland 1919-1987 James O'Neal Pleasant 1920-2010 Tresia Pleasant

This work honors our heritage from Braxson Edward Hudson 1901-1963, and Maudie Anne Rogers-Hudson 1907-1998. They reared 7 children including Lillian Hudson-Pleasant, Lucille Hudson-Stangeland 1927-1996, Lorraine Hudson-Kingry, Hulon Clabron Hudson, Lois Hudson-Lay, Linda Hudson-Bodie 1946-2002, and the cherished oldest son Edward Braxson Hudson 1924-1944, who tragically died in an auto accident while on leave from his service in the American submarine fleet.

I've long wanted to bring Edward and the Hudson family together in one work and this family classic seemed appropriate. The photo of the central group is from 1948 and Edward in his Navy uniform 1944, not long before he died. He's also to the right of the group as a child and in the groups to the rear with his mother & grandmother (left) and sisters lucille & Lillian (right). The Hudson home was the birthplace of all Maudie's children and many of her grandchildren. Six or seven generations of descendants have cherished memories of family celebrations held in the modest home she and Braxson lived in all their adult lives.

The small dark house in the upper right was built by Ernest Stangeland and Jim Pleasant during the early WWII years so their wives, Lillian Pleasant and Lucille Stangeland had quarters for their growing families while they were away fighting the war. After leaving the home Braxson moved it and attached it to his home creating the right angle extension.They left a wealth of memories for hundreds of people.


Braxson Edward Hudson 1901-1963 Raford Christopher Hudson 1904-1987 Joseph Edgar Hudson 1908-1955

"Fiddling Brack Hudson and Brothers Five: They entertained from the early 1920's to the 1940's. This photograph was taken September 6, 1938. From left, Ray Hudson, Bass Banjo (that he made), was a carpenter, boat builder and retired from Civil Service; Edgar Hudson, Tenor Banjo, owned Edgar's Grocery, served on the City Council for nine years and as Mayor from 1948 until 1950; Grady Barnes, Banjo, retired from the L&N Railroad; Brack Hudson, Fiddle, was the Champion Fiddler of Northwest Florida, was a carpenter and served on the Santa Rosa County School Board; Leonard Wolfe, Guitar, worked at the Post Office and later became the Postmaster; Grover Barnes, Guitar, retired from Civil Service.

The band was hired to play for dances at the Imogene Theater, Johnson, Hoodless and Bayview Pavilions, Floridatown Inn and Sanders Beach. They also played Gospel music for revivals. They had a weekly 30-minute WCOA Radio Show that broadcasted from the top floor of the San Carlos Hotel in Pensacola. Along with radio broadcasts, there were personal appearances at schools and community centers in Florida and Alabama where they performed a Comedy Minstrel Show. They had a strong following. Friends and neighbors would travel just to listen and fellowship during their practice sessions which sometimes lasted to early morning. Even now, you can overhear some of the old-timers, friends and families say, 'Remember the time...?'" SOURCE: THE SANTA ROSA PRESS-GAZETTE, 06/30/1994, by ROSA ELLA HUDSON (Click on the art work to get the full sized image.)


 

 

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