Hudson, Charles (1842-1911)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by R.A.

On April 21st, at the age of sixty-nine, this servant of God fell on sleep. His birthplace was High Wycombe. His childhood and early manhood were spent in connection with our cause in that town. He entered the service of the Prudential Company, and in all places to which business called him showed his unwavering attachment to the Church of his early years.

On his retirement he settled in Ramsgate. Ill-health prevented the activity of past years, but with sympathy, prayer and gift he showed his love to his Lord. Limited as his earthly means were, he was yet a “great heart,’’ and in the disposal of his slender property left five pounds for the Station funds. His devoted wife reached the Father’s house a little before him, and the reunion he so earnestly longed for was granted.

Family

Charles was born in the spring of 1842 at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, to parents Thomas Hudson, a baker (1851), and Sarah White.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Charles.

  • 1851 scholar
  • 1861 postman
  • 1871 baker & general dealer
  • 1881 superintendent of agents
  • 1891 assistant superintendent – Prudential Assurance
  • 1901 Prudential insurance agent
  • 1911 assurance pensioner

He married Caroline Emily Blackwell (1844-1910) in late 1864 in the Wycombe Registration District, Buckinghamshire.

Charles died on 21 April 1911 at Ramsgate, Kent.

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1911/995

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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