Ada Rudder was born 1860 in Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia to Enoch Rudder (1830-1926) and Eliza Perrin (1842-1925) and died 22 June 1933 in Woodburn, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. She married Charles Oliver Hodgson (1864-1943) 1900 in Ballina, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.




The death at South Woodburn on Thursday night last of Mrs. Ada Hodgson, wife of Mr. Charles Hodgson, removes an old and highly respected identity of the Mid-Richmond, who came from a noted pioneering family of the Macleay River.

The late Mrs. Hodgson, who was 72 years of age, was the eldest daughter of the late Enoch and Mrs. Rudder, of the Macleay River. Mr. and Mrs. Hodgson were farming near Woodburn for a number of years, but about two years ago retired and came into Woodburn to live. Mrs. Hodgson was a devoted wife, a staunch adherent to her church, and a good friend to all in need. She was the second wife of Mr. Hodgson. The deceased leaves a husband and four step-sons, namely, Oliver (Kempsey), Hubert (Fiji), Reginald (Woodburn), and Cyril (Ballina). Brothers and sisters of the deceased are: Mark and Wilfred (Kempsey), Mrs. Salmon, Mrs. Thornton (Brisbane), Mrs. Rudder (Sydney), and Mrs. Riley (South Coast). Three brothers, Archie, Llewellyn and Morton, predeceased her. The funeral took place last Saturday morning, the remains being interred in the Church of England portion of the Woodburn cemetery. Rev. C. Saunders (Woodburn) and Rev. W. H. Evans (Tweed Heads) officiating at the graveside. Mr. G. Bale (Woodburn) had charge of the funeral arrangements.

Northern Star, 27 June 1933, page 8

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¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 8078/1933
  • The death took place at her residence, S. Woodburn, on Friday last of Mrs. Ada Hodgson, wife of Mr. Chas. Hodgson, aged 72 years. The deceased had been ailing for some five or six months, and her death was not unexpected. Previous to coming to S. Woodburn some 10 years ago the late Mrs. Hodgson had resided with her husband in Ballina. She was Mr. Hodgson's second wife, and there were no children of the union.
The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser, 27 June 1933, page 2