Mrs. William Judson

(Article in the Grand Rapids Herald, 13 July 1914, page 3)

Prominent Grand Rapids Woman Passes Away After Long Illness
Was Member of the D. A. R.

Born on Chautauqua Lake, She Came to Michigan in Early Life
Leaves Husband and Five Children

        Mrs. William Judson, one of the best known of Grand Rapids women, and wife of one of the leading business men of this city, died at her home, 225 Fountain Street, at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, following an illness of several months.  Funeral services will be held from the home Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  Rev. Dr. Dan F. Bradley of Cleveland, former pastor and close friend of Mrs. Judson, will officiate.

Mrs. Judson was a woman of quiet, refined tastes, gentle in manner, essentially a home woman, where her first efforts were ever place.  Socially she was much loved by all with whom she came in contact and was a valuable worker in many movements that have been of help to Grand Rapids.  She was an active member of Sophie de Marsac chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and of the Ladies' Literary club, and for many years had been a prominent member and worker in the societies of the Park Congregational Church.

    Born in Mayville, N.Y., on Lake Chautauqua, in 1860, Mrs. Judson came to Schoolcraft, Michigan in 1886.  She was married there in 1880 to William Judson, and came to Grand Rapids soon after.  Surviving her are her husband, and four brothers, William and Franklin Barnhart, of this city, O. H. Barnhart, of Coyote, Cal., and Rev. Clinton L. Barnhart, of Coldwater, one daughter, Mrs. Edgar H. Johnson, 49 Prospect Street NE, this city and a dearly beloved grandson, William Judson.

Transcriber: Evelyn Sawyer
Created: 4 November 2004