Hudson Tuttle

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Hudson Tuttle
Hudson and Emma (1910)

Hudson Tuttle (October 4, 1836 – December 14, 1910)[1] was American Spiritualist author, publisher, and lecturer. He was constantly connected, as editor or contributor, with reform and spiritualistic journals.[2]

Hudson Tuttle was born in Berlin Heights, Ohio, October 4, 1836. He was self-taught.[2]

He met Emma Rood (1837–1916)[3] after reading a publication of hers in a Cleveland periodical.[4] 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.[4]

Both committed Spiritualists, the couple published actively on the subject. Hudson wrote a number of books on Spiritualism, many published through his own Hudson Tuttle Publishing Company. Emma achieved early success publishing poetry. During her life, she wrote primarily poetry and journalism, and sometimes collaborated with Hudson on books.[4] 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.[3]

Tuttle home, Walnut Grove Farm, Berlin Heights, Ohio

He died on their farm in Berlin Heights, 1910, as did his wife six years later.[4][3]


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  1. ^ "Tuttle, Hudson". The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge. Vol. 12. 1912. p. 44.
  2. ^ a b Leonard, John William; Marquis, Albert Nelson (1901). Who's who in America. Vol. 2. Marquis Who's Who. p. 1158. Retrieved 2 September 2022. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ a b c David R. Anderson; Gladys Haddad, eds. (1992). Anthology of Western Reserve Literature. Kent State University Press. p. 36. ISBN 9780873384612.
  4. ^ a b c d Hewson L. Peeke (1916). A Standard History of Erie County, Ohio, Vol. 2. Lewis Publishing Company. pp. 1048–1051.

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