John P. Hudson is one of Champaign County’s most successful farm owners and farm managers. He is a young man, and for all his success to date has the best years of his life still before him.
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Mr. Hudson was born in Sidney Township of this county November 12, 1885, a son of Albert and Mary (Deer) Hudson. His father and mother were both natives of Champaign County and his father has been a very successful farmer and land owner, but is now living retired. The mother died in 1893. There were five children in the family: Elsie, wife of George Brash, of Decatur, Indiana; John Poke Hudson; Sophie, wife of Howard Rogers, of Gifford, Illinois; Robert, now deceased; and Jesse, of Homer, Illinois.
John P. Hudson grew up on his father’s farm and had the advantages of the district schools. When he was twenty years of age he began farming as a renter on 200 acres, and after a successful experience there for two years went to Ohio and rented a 160 acre farm owned by his father. Mr. Hudson lived in Ohio five years and then returned to the home place, of which he manages 160 acres and rents eighty acres. In improvement and cultivation this ranks among the best kept farms in Champaign County. The Hudson home is on Rural Route No. 57 out of Sidney.
Mr. Hudson married an Indiana girl, Miss Iva Murrah. They have four children, Vera, Vivian, Vernon and Mary. Mr. Hudson is a Democrat and is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Sidney.