Noah E. Hudson, who is meeting with success in agricultural pursuits in Morning Sun township, was born in Des
Moines county on the 6th of April, 1877. He is a son of John and Elizabeth (Dowell) Hudson, natives of Pennsylvania
and Indiana respectively. The father has been a farmer all of his life and continues to make his home on the farm
which he has been cultivating for so many years, but his wife passed away on the 20th of October, 1907.
The boyhood and youth of Noah E. Hudson were very similar to those of other lads who are reared in the rural districts.
In the acquirement of his education he attended the common schools, during which time he also assisted in the work
of the farm. When old enough to begin life for himself he rented one hundred and sixty acres of land, which he
cultivated for four years. At the expiration of that time he purchased a similar amount in Morning Sun township
and there he engaged in general farming. He has recently begun to breed and raise white face cattle, which bids
fair to be a successful venture. There is a very fine stone quarry on Mr. Hudson's farm, from which was taken all
of the stone used in the construction of the courthouse at Wapello.
On the 18th of March, 1903, Mr. Hudson was united in marriage to Miss Irene Webster; a daughter of Eli and Harriet
(Sellers) Webster, in whose family were three children as follows: Talma, who died in infancy; Walter H., who is
a resident of Des Moines; and Irene, now Mrs. Hudson. Mr. and Mrs. Hudson have two daughters: Alice Leona, who
was born on the 12th of September, icon}; and Harriet Elizabeth, whose birth occurred on the 5th of January, 1910.
His political allegiance Mr. Hudson gives to the republican party, but he has always been too much engaged with
the development of his private interests to prominently participate in township affairs of a governmental nature.
Both he and his wife hold membership in the Methodist Episcopal church, in the work of which they take an earnest
and helpful interest.
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Decatur County, IA
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