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September 13, 2009

Maude (Wakefield) Hudson’s Bible

Maude Edna Wakefield, daughter of Isaac Faries Wakefield and Matilda Emma Means, was married to Howard Henry Hudson. The following information is from Maude’s bible:

This certifies that Howard Henry Hudson and Maude Edna Hudson were united in Holy Matrimony on the 6th day of October in the year of the Lord 1906 at Vevay, Indiana by Richard Smith, Justice of the Peace. Witness Howard Allen and George Banta.

Births:
1888 – 05/12 – Howard H. Hudson
1892 – 03/06 – Maude E. Hudson
1907 – 02/04 – Anna Marie Bischoff
1907 – 07/14 – Paul B. Hudson
1909 – 07/27 – William T. Hudson
1911 – 11/23 – Dora Louise Hartpence
1933 – 01/03 – William T. Hudson, Jr.
1938 – 04/15 – Jaqueline Lee Hudson
1943 – 10/13 – Richard Paul Hudson
1960 – 04/01 – Sherill Ann Smith Bond
1962 – 04/13 – Melissa Lynn Hudson
1963 – 07/17 – Glenn Matthew Hudson
1965 – 04/29 – Mark Hudson Bond
1970 – 01/22 – Jeffrey Dean Bond
1976 – 11/12 – Adam John Hudson
1978 – 12/30 – Chad Paul Hudson

Deaths:
1966 – 07/08 – Howard Henry Hudson
1970 – 04/14 – Paul Bateman Hudson
1981 – 08/22 – Maude Edna Hudson
1993 – 06/14 – William T. Hudson

Also in the bible was this handwritten poem from Maude to her sons Paul and William.

Indianapolis, Ind.
February 10, 1970

To My Boys Paul and William

When I must leave you for a little while
Please do not grieve and shed your tears
And hug your sorrow to you through the years
Live on, and do all things, just the same,
Feed not your loneliness on empty days;
But fill each waking hour in useful ways
Reach out your hands in comfort and cheer,
And I in turn, will comfort you both and
hold, you very near;
And never, never, be afraid to die,
For I’ll be waiting for you in the sky.
When your grief and pain are over and
The clouds have all rolled away.

– Mother

Sometimes my sea was smooth, and
Sometimes very, very, rough,
But the Lord knew why,
And that was enough.