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Lewes in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frederick E. Hudson

November 29, 1923 - February 18, 2008

 

— "Fred" —

 
Frederick E. Hudson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 3, 2018
1. Frederick E. Hudson Marker
Inscription.  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
Freddy's Barn image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 3, 2018
2. Freddy's Barn
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.
 
Erected 2008 by Lewes Historical Society.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & CommerceWar, World II.
 
Location. 38° 46.62′ N, 75° 8.588′ W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Memorial can be reached from Shipcarpenter Street north of 2nd Street, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes DE 19958, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harbeson Railroad Station Privy (a few steps from this marker); Hiram Rodney Burton House (within shouting distance of this marker); Milk House (within shouting distance of this marker); Thompson Country Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Burton-Ingram House (within shouting distance of this marker); Burton-Ingram House Addition (within shouting distance of this marker); Lightship Overfalls
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(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Life Saving Station (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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