He was born in Connecticut in 1824, but the most of his younger days were spent in Erie County, Ohio, where still some of the family live, and where many of them are laid at rest. He came to Indiana in 1855, and two years later was married to his present wife, and nearly ever since has been a citizen of Crown Point with the exception of a short time spent on a farm in West Creek Township, and two years in Ohio. From his last union there are no children. From the first there remains one grandchild, now married and living in Chicago. In Ohio he has three sisters and one brother living.
During his many years of business life in Crown Point it can truthfully be said that he has never made an enemy, nor ever been accused of doing a dishonorable or dishonest act. All were his friends, and his familiar face has long since been sadly missed by the many traveling mess who patronized his bus line.
The funeral services were conducted at the house Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock; by Mrs. A.B. Church who spoke in a beautiful way of the dead and with cheering words for the living, the language through out being well chosen. The quartette composed of Messrs.Griggs and Parry and Misses Merrill and Marble closing the exercises by singing "Nearer My God To Thee." The relatives from a distance in attendance were Mrs. Clark Wood, of Austin, Ill., a niece of Mr. Judson; Burr Judson, of Chicago, a grandson; Jack Bissell and wife, of Valparaiso; Julia Bunce, of Elyria, O., E.C. Wheeler and wife, Hammond; K.M. Burnham and Frank Nelson and wife, of Lowell.
Many beautiful floral pieces were brought and sent by friends which were lowered into the grave with the good old man, who is now resting in peace.
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