Civil War: Company H, 2nd Minnesota Cavalry
Nathaniel M. Hudson was born in Yates County, New York, in August 1819. His parents were both born in Massachusetts. He married Loretta Bartholomew (May 29, 1830, NY) in New York in 1849 and moved to Iowa in 1852 and then to Le Sueur County, Minnesota. During the Civil War he enlisted as a private for one year at Minnesota Lake, Faribault County, February 14, 1865, and was mustered into Company H, 2nd Minnesota Cavalry, at Fort Snelling, February 18. He was mustered out at Fort Snelling, February 13, 1866. After the war he headed west, settling in Arizona in 1876, first in Yavapai and then Maricopa County. He filed for a Civil War veteran's pension in Phoenix September 4, 1890, and received application No. 940,272 and certificate No. 657,437. Nathaniel died at the home of his son Fred Hudson in Tempe, Arizona, and was buried by his Grand Army comrades in this cemetery February 17, 1904. After Nathaniel died Loretta filed for a Civil War widow's pension in Tempe March 24, 1904, and received application No. 802,579 and certificate No. 580,356.
FUNERAL OF MR. HUDSON.
Took Place Yesterday Morning Under Auspices of G.A.R.
The funeral of Nathaniel Hudson, who died here late Tuesday afternoon, took place from the Hayden house at 9:30 yesterday morning. Since he was a veteran of the Civil War the services were under the auspices of the Grand Army. Several of them were present from Phoenix, and other members of that body were in attendance from this place. The sermon was preached by Rev. Tomlinson, and the interment was made at the Double Butte cemetery
Mr. Hudson was 85 years old. He was born in Yates County, New York, in 1819. In 1852 he moved to Minnesota, and since that time has continually drifted west. He arrived in this territory in 1876, and has made his home in this county and in Yavapai ever since, most of his time being spent on the South Side, the last two years with his son, Fred Hudson.
During his life in the territory his time was devoted to mining, farming and stock raising. He was very well and favorably known here, and his loss will be deeply felt.
His death was the result of la grippe with complications. He had only been sick for something over two weeks, but during that time he had suffered untold agony, and death came as a welcome release from pain.
He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, who for fifty-four years shared his joys and sorrows; three sons, one in California, one in Washington and the third, Fred Hudson, is well known here, where he has been a resident for some time.
(Arizona Republican, Phoenix. Thursday, Feb. 18, 1904; 8:2-3)
- Charles (July 1850, NY-after 1904; m. in 1875)
- Ira Benjamin (Mar. 16, 1852, IA-Jan. 17, 1926, WA; m. Eliza J. Clark in 1874)
- (child)(185?, MN-before 1900)
- Fred (Dec 1858, MN-Jan. 19, 1949, Spokane, WA; m.  Alberta G. Thorne [1866, Santa Paula, CA-1944, Fresno, CA] 1883 in AZ; ch: Fred jr. [Mar. 1885, AZ], Marguerite Vivian [Mar. 1891, AZ-Jun. 16, 1976, MA]; m.  Kate, ch: Bert William [1911, WA])
Gravesite Details No gravestone present. Reported to SUVCW Headstone Committee.
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