E.D. Hudson

Martha Turner Hudson


1806 Born December 15, Torringford (now part of Torrington) CT, to Daniel Coe and Rhonda Fowler Hudson, and educated at Torringford Academy

1823-1827 Studied medicine with Dr. Remus M. Fowler, New Marlboro, MA; then at Berkshire Medical College (Pittsfield, MA), a branch of Williams College

1827 Received M.D. from Berkshire Medical College; member of Berkshire Historical Society; married Martha Turner, daughter of Deacon Isaac and Martha Humphrey Turner of Marlboro, MA.

1828-1833 Private medical practice, Bloomfield, CT; member Hopkins Medical Association, Hartford County Medical Society, Connecticut Medical Society; physician and surgeon, Connecticut State Emigrant Hospital; temperance advocate and local leader in philanthropic work.

1833-1837 Co-principal, with Rev. Epaphras Goodman, of Goodman and Hudson's Family Boarding School, Torringford, CT.

1838-1839 Lecturing agent, Connecticut Anti-Slavery Society

1839-1850 General agent, American Anti-Slavery Society; circuit included in turn, Connecticut, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware; family relocated to Oberlin, Ohio, and then to Northampton, MA

1850-1855 Orthopedic surgeon in private practice, Springfield, MA

1855-1880 Orthopedic surgeon in private practice, New York City

1861-1865 Commission from Surgeon General of United States Army for the care and treatment of wounded soldiers requiring amputation and resection at the military hospital at Central Park in New York City and other hospitals; invented orthopedic apparatus, and wrote related surgical reports to the United States Sanitary Commission.

1867 Received awards for orthopedic apparatus, Exposition Universelle, Paris, France

1872 European Tour

1876 Received awards for surgical apparatus, Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, PA

1880 Died of pneumonia December 31 in Riverside, Greenwich, CT.


Timeline also available: UMass SCUA, Hudson Family Papers 332: Box 3 Folder 1.