Hudson and Emma Rood Tuttle

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Hudson Tuttle (October 4, 1836 – December 14, 1910)[1] and Emma Rood Tuttle (1837–1916)[2] were American Spiritualist authors.

Hudson Tuttle was born in Berlin Heights, Ohio; Emma D. Rood was born in Braceville, Ohio. Emma achieved early success publishing poetry; Hudson met her after reading a publication of hers in a Cleveland periodical. They married in 1857, and settled on the Tuttle family farm in Berlin Heights (a farm Hudson's parents had bought in the early 1830s), where they engaged in agriculture and horse breeding.[3]

Both committed Spiritualists, they published actively on the subject. Hudson wrote a number of books on Spiritualism, many published through his own Hudson Tuttle Publishing Company. Emma Rood wrote primarily poetry and journalism, and sometimes collaborated with Hudson on books.[3] Late in life, they jointly wrote a book retelling traditional spiritual folklore, Stories from Beyond the Borderland (1910). A local Native American story in the collection, "The Legend of Minehonto", is interesting to scholars of Native American mythology as one of the few early accounts of the Western Reserve's pre-European oral traditions.[2] They both died on their farm in Berlin Heights.[3]


  1. ^ "Tuttle, Hudson". The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge 12. 1912. p. 44. 
  2. ^ a b David R. Anderson; Gladys Haddad, eds. (1992). Anthology of Western Reserve Literature. Kent State University Press. p. 36. ISBN 9780873384612. 
  3. ^ a b c Hewson L. Peeke (1916). A Standard History of Erie County, Ohio, Vol. 2. Lewis Publishing Company. pp. 1048–1051. 

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