Born on this day, November 10, 1874 in New York, Lee Hudson came to Skagway around 1905 which is when he appeared on the directory.
He worked as a White Pass carpenter, a janitor for the bank, and a cook. He was the Chief of Police in 1923 and the Town Marshal in 1929. His wife Anna was originally from Germany or Norway and his daughter Lucilla was born in this area, in 1909. Anna died in 1912 at the age of 32 leaving Lucilla and Lee. Lee stayed on in Skagway and died in 1934 in Skagway. He is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery.
The photo above was taken in 1923 when President Harding visited. Is that Hudson holding the little girl? His daughter Lucilla was 14 then, perhaps that is her standing on the boardwalk wearing a white bow on her head…
1905, 1915, and 1923 directories;1920 and 1929 census; Mason directory; WWI registration; Skagway death record
One Reply to “Leon Edward Henry Hudson”
My grandfather was Leon Henry Hudson.
My mother, was Lucille Hudson, born to Gina and Henry Hudson.
Gina died when my mother was 4 years old.
Henry re-married, Anna Hoppe. She was my mother’s step mother.
Lucille Hudson married Rudolf Elsner (in Seattle) in 1931.
My sister, Leona, was born I 1934 and I, Colleen, was born in 1938.