A lifelong resident of Vernon, carriage-maker, and public servant.
Born: 1856 Vernon, NY
Burial: Vernon Village CemeteryView Gravesite Details
Utica Observer Dispatch Thursday March 29, 1934
DEATH CLAIMS VERNON NATIVE EX-TOWN CLERK
Ard, Judson, Former Well Known Wagon Maker Passes Away
VERNON – Ard Judson. A lifelong resident of this village, died yesterday.
He was born in Vernon, August (looks like 12), 1856, youngest son of Ard and Emily Norton Judson. His education was received in the common schools of this village and at the Vernon Academy.
At the age of 14, he began to learn the trade of wagon maker with his father and he followed that occupation successfully until 1914. The firm was known as Ard Judson’s Sons and was successful until the inroads of the automobile reduced the demand to such a point that after three-quarters of a century the wagon shop was converted into a garage.
Mr. Judson was a Republican, interested in the affairs of the party and enthusiastic in its support. He was town clerk for a number of years and served six years as trustee of Vernon Village.
Mr. Judson filled the position of treasurer of the board of trustee of Maple Park Home, Vernon Center, ever since the home was founded 27 years ago. He also served for many years as superintendent and trustee of the Vernon Cemetery Association and as a trustee and librarian of the Vernon Public Library. He attended the Presbyterian Church and was active in the Sunday School.
Mr. Judson was twice married. On May 11, 1881, he married Miss Jennie F. Merrill, who died in 1886. On June 22, 1893, he married Miss Jennie E. Martin, who survives, with several nephews, S, Sheldon Judson, Utica; William A. Judson, Fredonia; Henry C. Judson, Vernon; and a niece, Miss Helen S. Judson, Vernon.