by Sarah Hudson Pierce
I knew so little about our daddy because he was so sick during most of my childhood up until he died at home in bed in our front room on March 19, 1958
Our dad, Roy Earnest Hudson, was born on September 23, 1895, in Bethany, Illinois. He still seems like such a mystery having died 56 years ago when I was only 10 years old
I felt rootless and drawn to delve into the old family trunk because I sensed that there was much to be learned about our genetic lineage. I was very productive after the age of 30, in 1978, while I located living long lost relatives with the aid of directory assistance and our old family trunk which was full of old family pictures, letters, and other memorabilia.
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