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Mary Elizabeth Hudson
1/8/1883 - 10/7/1960
(Shown at age 59)
Mary Elizabeth Hudson was born on January 8, 1883 in Colleton County, South Carolina and died on October 7, 1960 in Buffton , Beaufort, South Carolina. She lived to be 77 years old.

She was called "Bettie". Her parents were James "Jim" Hudson (3/1850) and Mary Elizabeth Padgett Hudson (1860). Her mother is believed to have been a full-blood Indian.
Census1/1/1900 Bluffton SC (Beaufort County) 16 yrs old 
335 -James Hudson (age 50 -March 1850), Mary Hudson (40 -1860), Samuel Hudson (18 -Oct.1887), Bettie Hudson (16-Nov.1880), Mathew Hudson (14-March 1886), Albert Hudson (21 -Oct.1878), (wife of Albert)Cella Hudson (18 -Oct.1882). All born in SC. All except Bettie and Mary work on the farm. 
Military1/1/1918 SC (Jasper County) 35 yrs old 
World War I Draft Registration Card, Serial Number 381, Order Number 810: Westberry Fludd, permanent home address at Ridgeland, Jasper, Sc. He is 43 years old and born in 1875. Date of birth is written as UNKNOWN. He is white and native born (US Citizen). He has been working for W.B. Grook in Savannah, Chatham, GA as a Sewing Machine Apt. His nearest relative is Mary Elizabeth Fludd in Ridgeland, Jasper, SC.  
Census3/8/1920 Bluffton SC (Beaufort County) 37 yrs old 
Recorded as family #70: Westberry B. Fludd (42 years old), Mary E. (wife, age 35). These two names appear at the bottom of the page and the next page in the census is out of sequence. The names appearing right above family #71 are: James E. (son, age 12), Clarence L. (son age 10), Albert W. (son, age 7), Walter B. (son, age 4 yrs 2 mo), and Madgie L. (daughter, age 1yr 1 mo). Albert and Walter were born in GA and the rest of the children in SC. The 3 oldest children have been attending school. Westberry says his occupation is sewing machine apt. and industry is sewing machinist. Both were born in SC as were their parents. 
Census4/26/1930 Bluffton SC (Beaufort County) 47 yrs old 
Recorded as family #126: Westbrey B. Fludd (age 55), Mary E. (age 47), Walter L. (son, age 20), Luke (son, age 15), Madge Lee (daughter, age 11), Herman (son, age 9) and Inez (daughter, age 5). Wertbrey and Mary were wed when he was 26 and she was 18. Westbrey is a veteran of war. The family does not live on a farm they rent, those 11 years old and up can read and write and the older children attended school during the past year. Everyone, parents and children, say they were born in South Carolina. The oldest son, Walter, is the only one to list an occupation and states he is working odd jobs. Wertbrey estimates the value of his estate to be $2.  Source:  Roll: T626_2188; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 0218.
Death Certificate1/15/1932 Savanah GA (Chatham County) 49 yrs old 
The death of Westberry B. Fludd is recorded on certificate number 362. In Chatham County. 
Graveyard/Tombstone2/3/1948 Bluffton SC  65 yrs old 
Application for headstone - West B. Fludd - born: 1875, died: 1/15/1932, Enlistment date: 5/20/1898, discharge date: 11/10/1898. Rank: PVT. Co I 1st. SC, Reg. Inf., Name of cemetery: Indian Hill, Ship to: Mary E. Fludd.  

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6 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
12 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
14 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
17 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
17 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
18 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
19 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
20 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
21 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
23 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
23 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
23 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
29 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
30 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
31 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
40 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
40 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
41 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
43 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
44 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
45 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
53 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
55 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
63 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
64 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
68 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
69 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
74 1957 Sputnik is launched by the Soviets and becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. It marks the beginning of the great "space race" between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
77 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
2 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
25 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
29 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
30 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
34 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
36 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
55 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
56 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
58 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
67 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
72 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
77 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
26 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
27 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
44 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
46 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
47 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
49 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
50 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
51 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
51 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
52 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
56 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
60 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
61 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
62 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
71 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
26 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
31 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
34 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
36 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
37 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
55 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
56 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
62 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Westberry Fludd
Born about 1875 and died on January 15, 1932
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The Children of Mary Elizabeth Hudson

Luke Clarence Fludd
Born in Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina on June 14, 1909 and died in Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina on July 12, 1976. He was 67 years old.

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Walter Berry Fludd
Born in Savannah, Chatham County, South Carolina on January 19, 1915 and died in Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina on January 7, 1990. He was about 75 years old.

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22 years old
Madge Lee Fludd
Born in Bluffton, South Carolina on November 22, 1918 and died in Savannah, Georgia on November 7, 1996. She was 78 years old.

Joseph Raymond Carroll Jr.
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29 years old
Herman Curtis Fludd
Born in Beaufort County, South Carolina on January 21, 1921 and died in Beaufort, South Carolina on September 23, 2004. He was 83 years old.

Married Josephine Davis 4/11/1947. He served on board the USS Corregidor. He later married Beatrice Marie Lareau (12/8/1927 MA -12/11/2009 SC). He is buried in the National Cemetery in Beaufort, SC....
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Inez Louise Fludd
Born in Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina on December 12, 1924 and died in Bluffton, Beaufort County, South Carolina on December 29, 1980. She was 56 years old.

She married Edgar Bellinger Benton (1917-1999)....
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