Frederick E. Hudson

Frederick E. Hudson (HM259Q)

Location: Lewes, DE 19958 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 46.62', W 75° 8.588'

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November 29, 1923 - February 18, 2008

—“Fred” —

Born in Ocean View, Delaware, Fred attended Lord Baltimore School and with his friends often explored the natural and historic scenery of Old Sussex. Fred proudly served his country in World War II in the U.S. Army 1059th Signal Company Service Group and was an active member of the Sussex Post VFW in Millsboro. Upon returning to Delaware, he married Adeline Cropper and moved to Bishopville, Maryland where he used his skills as a master carpenter to restore old homes the length and breadth of the Delmarva Peninsula. In 1963, Fred was hired by the Lewes Historical Society for a two-week contract assignment to help finish work at the Burton-Ingram House. It would turn into a lifetime's devotion to the Society and Lewes. As he would often joke, "They just kept finding more for me to do!" Fred's tender restoration work earned him wide acclaim including a spot on the popular Good Morning America show in 2001. Fred's steady hand can be seen on many historic properties around Lewes. His love of Delaware's historic and natural beauty was best seen in his smile when looking at the Atlantic from the Point of Capes or when he enjoyed crabs freshly caught from the river in his backyard. His enthusiasm was infectious.

In grateful appreciation of a sincere dedication, a happy personality and a caring soul, the Board of Trustees

of the Lewes Historical Society honors the memory and achievements of Fred Hudson.

Dedicated June 8, 2008
HM NumberHM259Q
Year Placed2008
Placed ByLewes Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, February 5th, 2018 at 10:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487567 N 4292040
Decimal Degrees38.77700000, -75.14313333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 46.62', W 75° 8.588'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 46' 37.2" N, 75° 8' 35.28" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 320 Pilottown Rd, Lewes DE 19958, US
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