GEORGE T. HUDSON
The Jeffersonian, Thursday, Feb. 16, 1905
George T. Hudson died at his home on Yuba street Monday afternoon after an illness extending over eleven weeks during which he suffered intense pain at times and during a larger portion of which his mind was affected. For days it was thought that death was only a question of hours, but he rallied and for some time had seemed much better. The end came peacefully.
Mr. Hudson was a familiar character in Burlington. He served his country faithfully during the Civil war and at its close settled down as a painter and for years was the leading painter in his line in Burlington. His faithful wife and the surviving children George H. Hudson, and Mrs. Rosa G. Jennings have the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.
George T. Hudson was born at Deene near Wandsford, Northamptonshire, England, and when 21 years old came to this country and settled in Illinois where he lived until 1870 when he came to Burlington. He was married September 2, 1862, to Miss Harriet Ann Bond at Carlyle, Ill., and two children Rosa G. and George H. resulted from their union. At the beginning of the civil war he enlisted in the 30th Illinois infantry as a private and served during the entire war, coming out as captain. He was wounded in the head at Fort Donaldson and that wound was the cause of his death. He was a consistent member of the Methodist church for almost forty-five years and was an active worker until his hearing failed.
The funeral services of G. T. Hudson will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the M. E. church. Friends wishing to view the remains can do so until Wednesday noon.
The funeral of Mr. Hudson was held from the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon in charge of Rev. A. S. Freed. The pastor paid a high tribute to the life and character of Mr. Hudson and his remarks were full of consolation for the family. Following the church service Allison Post No. 16, G. A. R. took charge of the body and went through the formality of their ritualistic burial service at the church on account of the snow at the grave. The interment was in Graceland cemetery. The pall bearers were W. W. Scott, H. E. Cowgill, H. B. Cheney, Chas. King, Louie Fleger and M. L. Gortner.