Charles L. Judd. Charles L. Judd who passed away Tuesday afternoon (June 9, 1936) following a six-week’s illness in the Anacortes Hospital, was born in March, 1856, in Waupun, Wisconsin. He came to Anacortes thirty-one years ago, four years after coming to the state of Washington. Mr. Judd, known all over the northwest for his fine scenic photography, his interest in the native Indians, and fine collection of Indian relics, will be sadly missed by his friends everywhere. From 9:30 to 11:00 Friday morning, the body will lie in state at the Jackson Funeral Home. Services will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 1:30 p. m. with Rev. Donald Finleyson officiating, following which cremation will be made at Washelli in Seattle. Mr. Judd is survived by his widow Mrs. Anna Belle Judd and a sister, Miss Elizabeth Judd of this city. (Anancortes American, Thursday, June 11, 1936, Page 4)
Born: April 4, 1856
Died: June 9, 1936
Spouses: Winifred E. Miner and Anna Belle Weaver
- Charles Leroy Judd, b. Apr. 4, 1856; m. at Jamestown, No. Dak., June 6, 1888, Winifred E. Miner of Jamestown. (The Brewster Geneaology 1566-1907, Volume II, Emma C. Brewster Jones, The Grafton Press, New York, Page 610)
- The 1885 Dakota Territory census showed Charles L. Judd (age 29, born in Wisconsin) living in Jamestown, Dakota Territory. His occupation was a photographer.
- Charles Leroy Judd Studio, Jamestown, North Dakota, Fifth Avenue and Third Street.
- Charles L. Judd snapped photographs of a tornado north of Jamestown on June 6, 1887. These photographs were the first known photographs of a tornado in North Dakota.
- The Scientific World Agitated About a Dakota Photographer’s Work. Special to the Globe. Jamestown, July 1. – Shortly after Mr. C. L. Judd, of this place, obtained two negatives of the small cyclone which passed to the northwest, June 6, he wrote an account of the same for an eastern journal of Photography, describing the photographs and the storm cloud, the appearance of which had been caught by the magic of his camera. The scientific world is now more than ever before engaged in the investigation of these phenomenas, and the information of Mr. Judd’s cyclone was not long in reaching their ears. A day of so ago he was in receipt of a letter from the proprietors of Scribner’s Magazine, offering to purchase the negative, or at least photographs from the same, to be used in an illustrated article in the August number of that monthly, the paper to be prepared by the professor of natural history at Harvard university. Full credit is to be given to the Dakota photographer. Mr. Judd has forwarded the negatives, and the public is awaiting with interest the publication of the cyclone article. (The Saint Paul Daily Globe, Saturday Morning, July 2, 1887, Page 9)
- Around October 1896, Mr. [Jacob L.] Skrivseth returned to Fargo and bought the studio of Reis Larson, but after several weeks he sold the studio to C. L. Judd and left town.
- Charles L. Judd. One of the best photographers in the West is C. L. Judd, of Fargo. There is nothing new in the art that he is not familiar with. He has the best instruments and the best material, and employs none but competent workmen. His retouchers and operators understand their business, and none but satisfactory work is allowed to leave the establishment. His portraits are remarkable for their clearness and for the character in them. As a view artist Mr. Judd does superior work. Considerable of the World’s Fair work for North Dakota was done by him, and many of the best illustrations in The Record are from photos made by him. (The Record, March 1897, Volume 2, Number 9)
- The 1900 United States census showed Charles L. Judd (age 44, born in April 1856 in Wisconsin) married to Winifred E. (age 32, born in August 1867 in Michigan) and living in Fargo, North Dakota. Charles was a photographer.
- C. L. Judd, the photographer, has gone to Anacortes, intending to locate there. (The San Juan Islander (Friday Harbor, Washington), Saturday, September 10, 1904, Page 5)
- Charles Leroy Judd and Anna Belle Weaver Judd House, 1719 9th Street, Anacortes Historic Register.
- The 1910 United States census showed Charles Leroy Judd (age 54, born in Wisconsin) married to Anna Belle (age 38, born in Michigan) and living in Anacortes, Washington. His occupation was a photographer.
- The 1920 United States census showed Charles L. Judd (age 63, born in Wisconsin) married to Anna Belle (age 47, born in Michigan) and living in Anacortes, Washington. His occupation was a photographer.
- The 1930 United States census showed Charles L. Judd (age 74, born in Wisconsin) married to Anna Belle (age 57, born in Michigan) and living in Anacortes, Washington. His occupation was a photographer.