Thank you for the info that the J.R. Hudelson who died in Chicago on
15 Dec 1944 was the son of Samuel Crawford Hudelson and Martha
Kirkpatrick, rather than the son of Charles Bailey Hudelson and
Sophronia Brown. I'd appreciate the reference that you alluded to.
I do have a record that Samuel C. and Martha had a son named Joseph
Russell Hudelson. My records show that Joseph Russell Hudelson and his
wife Emma McClure are buried in Vincennes, IN. His mother, Martha
Kirkpatrick, died in Chicago. I have no record of where she's buried,
but her husband was buried in Owensboro, Gibson County, IN.
It was Charles Bailey Hudelson and Sophronia whose son was surely the
one who was a patient in Dixon, IL was the son of Charles, but
Charles's son was declared "mentally deficient" when he registered for
the draft. It seems most likely that the J.R. Hudelson buried in
Benton, IL was John R., not Joseph R.