Organist who died
September 12th 1877
aged 51 years
This was recorded in 1900 but is no longer in existence
Taken from the 'Village Visitor' 1877
When September of 1877 began both Mr William Hudson and Mr Simeon Smithard were living me.
But it hath pleased the Almighty God, who doeth all things well, to take both away, both
suddenly, as men may reckon- both too when away from their homes.
Mr Hudson, from being a visitor to, had become a parishioner of Elvington.
Mr Smithard visited Elvington once a year for 12 following years.
Both Mr Hudson and Mr Smithard took part in the openair meeting, which was held
at the Grange on June 15th 1865.
Died February 14th 1878
aged 59 years.