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Diane LM (#47306054)
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Bio Photo Walking a cemetery is like walking into a museum; each marker is a work of art that I love to capture. In addition to photographing markers for others, I search out those of young children who would otherwise be invisible because they don't have direct descendents to search for them.

I would be happy to transfer anyone, other than family, to you. Just contact me. And you are very welcome to use my photos in your family tree without asking, but my curiosity would like to know which ones are being used.

A special thank you to Tom C for helping with information on Oakwood Cemetery residents. We have entered every name from the cemetery records up through December 2013 into findagrave to hopefully help you in your search. Thanks Tom!
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Clara B. Otis Marion
Hi Diane, Thanks for the additional info, and the beautiful picture of her grave marker. Lori
Added by Elkv42 on Aug 19, 2014 7:58 AM
Marshall Hudson-Knapp
Edson Hudson
Hi Diane,
Seems to me that Edson did not achieve great success in the deguerrotype business, which was replaced by other forms of photography. Guessing. WIth the census records I am never fully sure if the different names are different people or different understandings by the census taker, or changes in the names people go by, or... So I am not confident that they are different women, but it is possible and also possible there was no divorce. The search goes on!

Thank you for your further studies on our behalf. You answer questions I did not think to ask or ask questions I did not get to asking. I do have a relative down in the Binghamton area who is into genealogy. Maybe he would want to help check things out?!

I WILL Stay in touch!
Gratefully yours, Marsh
Added by Marshall Hudson-Knapp on Aug 15, 2014 9:05 AM
RE: Who are you???
Oh, ok and yes I would like for you to transfer his memorial. Thank you.
Added by L.F on Aug 14, 2014 10:03 PM
Marshall Hudson-Knapp
RE: Edson Hudson
Diane, Thanks for your efforts helping us!
Here's a little about Edson:

Edson A Hudson

Copies of Syracuse City Directories are held by the Onondaga (New York) Public Library at its Syracuse branch location. These were the forerunner of the modern telephone book. In 1851 Edson was listed as a "daguerrian" whose place of business was 38 E. Genesee, upstairs. The family lived at 7 Orange Street during this period.
Although he was not listed in the 1853 Directory, in 1852 Edson had been in Baldwinsville with a traveling daguerreotype gallery on wheels. The Syracuse Standard reported on August 31, 1852 "Mr. Hudson has had considerable experience in the best Galleries of this city, and we understand ranks high as an operator. His Gallery is built upon the most approved plan, and his instruments and chemicals are prepared in the most scientific style, and embracing all the modern improvements in the art of Daguerreotyping. Mr. Hudson is a gentleman of honor and integrity, and persons who entrust him with their business may rely upon the faithful performance of his promise. We advise Baldwinsvillians who wish for anything in his line, to call at his Gallery and see the specimens of his work."
In 1854 Edson reappeared with a business in the Granger Block on Tremont. In 1855 his place of business returned to 38 E. Genesee Street and the Hudsons were now living at 32 Irving Street. No listing appeared for Edson in 1856, but in December of that year the Standard mentioned that Edson had "located his Daguerrean Car at the North end of Warren St. Bridge." In 1857 no business address was listed. In 1858 Edson again disappeared from city records. He resurfaced in 1859, again with no separate business address. In 1860 and 1861 Edson was unlisted in the City Directory.
In 1862 Hudson was in partnership with Dempster Moore in Moore’s Sunlight Picture Rooms at 12 South Salina over the Syracuse City Bank. After another year’s absence, Edson appeared as a partner in Goff and Hudson in the Bastable block. Another year passed and in 1866 Edson’s occupation was listed as "photographist." The following year he was listed as "artist."
In 1868 and 1870 he was a "shoemaker," but he did not appear in the 1869 City Directory. By 1871 only Adelia was listed—still occupying the family home at 32 Irving Street.

Taking your suggestion we found Edson in Fenton and the mother from RI and father from NY make it pretty sure to be our Edson, married to a Judith Hudson 16 years younger than him. (Edson's midlife crisis?)
In 1892 Edson and Amanda (similar age to Judith) are living in Binghamton with his sister Deborah Knight. Deborah dies in 1892. He died 2 years later. Edson is listed in the Hudson Family Bible as dying 15 April 1894. Can't find anything in Ancestry and tried to find divorce records in New York. They all want me to give them my Credit Card! :)

Tried Find-AGrave in New York and no success for Edson Hudson or Deborah Knight.
Added by Marshall Hudson-Knapp on Aug 13, 2014 7:20 PM
RE: Oakwood
Diane: Now that you mention it, I do not get any requests for Oakwood. The only city requests I receive are for Onondaga Valley and Walnut Grove on the hill. Most of the other ones come from Madison or Cortland county. Which makes no sense, as I live in the 13078 zip code. Go figure! Incidentally, if you run across any 19th cen gravestones signed by the manufacturer (usually on the base, lower right) let me know. I'm particularly interested in Robert Spaulding, Isaac and Sydney Stanton, and Joseph Watson. Thanks.
Holly K
Added by clevelandpole on Jun 13, 2014 5:14 AM
Luke B
Thank you
Thank you for the picture of the eons blossom marker. He is my fifth-greatgrandfather. I was hoping to get some more info from the marker but it seems very weathered. Thanks for the great picture though, it means a lot.
Added by Luke B on Aug 30, 2013 6:20 AM

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