|Birth: ||Nov. 18, 1848|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 19, 1933|
New York, USA
Syracuse, New York
Tuesday, December 19, 1933
Charles Albert Hudson, 85, pioneer wholesale grocer in Syracuse and a leader in philanthropic enterprises and the civic life of this city for many years, died at his home, 524 West Genesee Street, this morning, after a week's illness. His death was attributed to bronchial pneumonia and an attack of heart disease, which developed from a slight cold.
Of early Syracuse stock, Mr. Hudson was born in the family homestead at the intersection of South Warren, East Onondaga and Madison Streets, Nov. 18, 1848. He was a son of the late Albert Alonzo Hudson and Jennett Ashley Hudson, who came to Syracuse from Massachusetts during the early days of the community.
From the public schools of the day Mr. Hudson went to old Syracuse High School. later, influenced by the reputation of Andrew White, president of Cornell University, who lived in Syracuse, he chose that institution for a year of scientific study with the class of 1872. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Cornell.
He began his business career in the employ of Jacob Crouse & Brothers and retained that connection for about four years. In 1873 he established his own business, handling a general line of wholesale groceries. The enterprise expanded, and two years later Mr. Hudson received into partnership his younger brother, Edmund A. Hudson, the firm then being known as Hudson Brothers. They remained at the first location of the firm in South Clinton Street until 1855, when they moved to West Water Street. Following this expansion, they extended their operations broadly and rapidly developed their business.
Mr. Hudson was a loyal supporter of the Republican party and more than once had been sought for public service, but he consistently declined official honors. During the World War he gave his untiring efforts to the public good and was active on the board for the conservation of food and also served in connection with the regulations of prices.
Mr. Hudson celebrated his 85th birthday in November at the home of his niece, Mrs. Leon Smith, 810 Maryland Avenue.
Mr. Hudson led an active life to the last, maintaining his interest in the grocery business and visiting his office every day, although the firm is now known as Flickinger & Company, having been taken over by S. M. Flickinger several years ago.
In addition to the grocery business, Mr. Hudson had many other interests. He was a trustee and former elder of the First Presbyterian Church in West Genesee Street, having been a member of that church for 70 years.
He was vice president of the Onondaga County Savings Bank and a member of the board of directors. He was president of the Onondaga Loan Association. Mr. Hudson held a similar post in the Onondaga County Historical Society and was a member of the advisory board of the Old Ladies Home. He also was interested in the affairs of the Rescue Mission and was a member of the Citizens Club and the Sons of the American Revolution.
Mr. Hudson leaves his wife, Mrs. Fannie Noxon Hudson; a brother, Edmund A. Hudson; two nieces, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. L. W. Bagg of Montclair, N. J., and a nephew, Albert Hudson Hood.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Albert Alonzo Hudson (1810 - 1886)
Jennette Sophia Ashley Hudson (1815 - 1881)
Frances Irene Noxon Hudson (1852 - 1934)
Helen Almira Hudson Hood (1847 - 1898)*
Charles Albert Hudson (1848 - 1933)
Edward A. Hudson (1854 - 1938)*
Edmund Aaron Hudson (1855 - 1938)*
Jennette S. Hudson (1857 - 1857)*
New York, USA
Plot: Section 14, Lot 160
Created by: Tom C.
Record added: Jun 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72270960