1864 or 1865, probably in Brooklyn, New York.

1963, shortly before his 99th birthday.

Hudnut Family Cemetery, Johnsburg, New York.

William was the son of Alexander Hudnutt and Lydia Parker, and husband of Harriet Shew Beecher.

He graduated from Princeton University in 1886, and in 1962, became the oldest living graduate of Princeton. Two of his sons and seven grandsons also attended Princeton.

In 1895, Hudnut was pastor of the Fish House Presbyterian Church, Northampton, New York. Both his sons and two grandsons were Presbyterian ministers as well. His grandson, William Herbert Hudnut III, served four terms as mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana (1976–92).

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