|1935 Promotional Portrait |
of Rochelle Hudson
In my husband's Hudson line his uncle named one daughter Rochelle Hudson. The inspiration, says one family member was the 1930's actress of that same name.
In learning more of the one, it raises questions of connections for this 'dead end' family tree of Hudson.
In 1920, Ollie L. Hudson (46, b. Missouri, f. born Tn and mother b. Ky) and his wife Lenora (38, b. Kansas, f. b. Ill., m. b. Missouri) were residing at 1212 West 32nd Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Listed on the census was “Rachel E.” (4, b. Oklahoma). One source connects Ollie to a Joseph Hezekiah Hudson whose father came out of Virginia - the same place our Hudson's came from.
Most sources claim a 1916 birth date for the Hollywood "Rochelle Hudson". After acting in Rebel Without A Cause, she retired to Arizona to ranch, and then to Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the 1960's, she went back to California died there in the early 1970's.
Is there a connection? I wish I knew.