Joseph Newton Hudson and Mary Elizabeth Mansker
Mary Elizabeth was born on 23 March 1862 in Missouri, the daughter of William J.
Mansker and his wife Eliza, who later apparently married a man named Andrews afrter
William's death around 1865-1871.
William J's parents were either George W. Mansker (son of George Mansker Jr., who died at
Fort Towson, Indian Territory in 1836 -- see
Manskers at War) and Susannah Lowry(?), or, more likely,
John Mansker (also a son of George Mansker Jr.) and Martha Shaver.
If anyone can solve this mystery, please
According to family legend, William J., Mary's father, was killed by Night Riders in his own front yard in Boonesboro, MO.
Mary Elizabeth died 7 Aug 1943 in
Eastland County, Texas; she is buried in the Eastland Cemetery.
It is unclear why she went to Eastland County, except for the fact that she did have some
distant relatives living there at the time.
Photo taken circa 1940.