Monday, September 26, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Judson

City Commissioner Charles A. Judson and his wife, Roxie Lowry Judson, both lost their lives on September 30, 1926, when their automobile collided with a train near Friendship, New York. The couple was on their way to visit two of their daughters who resided in Pennsylvania.

C. A. Judson had served as Sandusky's City Engineer, state senator for two terms, and Customs Collector, prior to his service as City Commissioner. The Judson family had long resided in Erie County, settling in Florence Corners in 1825. Mrs. Judson was active in the Monday Literary Club and several organizations of the First Congregational Church.

Obituaries for Mr. and Mrs. Judson are found in the 1926 Obituary Notebook located in the Archives Research Center of the Sandusky Library. The local newspaper reported that both Mr. and Mrs. Judson were held on a "high plane of esteem." The funeral for Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Judson was held at First Congregational Church and burial was at Oakland Cemetery.

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