“Real Daughter’s” Birthday

by Laurel | July 16th, 2009

July 16, 1910, page 10
“Real Daughter’s” Birthday

Mrs. Andrew T. Judd, whose father served in the Revolutionary war, celebrated her 80th birthday at the home of her daughter, Miss Eva H. Judd of 18 Harrison avenue, yesterday. The celebration was quiet, about 25 relatives being present in honor of the occasion. Mrs. Wheeler of Springfield, of the Mercy Warren chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution., in a short address paid Mrs. Judd the tribute that she was the only real daughter of the Revolution living in Holyoke. Many friends called during the afternoon to offer their congratulations on the anniversary and Mr. Judd received many gifts in honor of the day. Although advanced in years, Mrs. Judd retains all her faculties and is in excellent health and takes a lively interest in current events. She reads, sews and embroiders, besides attending to her household duties, and attends church every Sunday. Her husband, Andrew Judd, died three years ago.

Among those who called to congratulate Mrs. Judd was Mrs. Olive Crafts, who is 88 years of age. Representatives from the Mercy Warren chapter of Springfield were also present. Mrs. Judd is a member of that chapter and there is only one other actual daughter of the Revolution besides her in the membership. Her father was Jedediah Gray, who as a young man took part in the Saratoga campaign in the war of the Revolution. She has three children living, D. A. Judd of South Hadley, Mrs. Willis Van Wagenan and Miss Eva H. Judd, both of Holyoke.

Excerpt from the Springfield Republican.

[Jedediah GRAY was incorrectly reported, the actual surname was DAY. Mrs. Olive Crafts was also a DAY, her father was Alexander Day, and related in some manner.]

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