Michael's mother, Clara Hudson, was a semi-regular in 1987. Since then she has only appeared twice: for one day during John's first wedding in 1989, and then for several months in 1995. In those six years she was mentioned often, usually as babysitter for John's son, Gregory. In 1995, Clara began exhibiting the signs of Alzheimer's, though this was never developed. Clara is currently in Green Farm Retirement Home.
Michael's father died of alcoholism when he was young. He has never been named. Michael resented his father's behavior so much that he changed the family name from Garrison to his own middle name, Hudson. Another reason was that the government "botched up" his name during the Vietnam war.
John Hudson. Both brothers have been close, except for the major falling out they had in 1987 over Michael's wife, Donna. In 1995 John helped Michael through his bout with leukemia. He seemed to forget about his brother's fragile health the next year when he traded blows with him after learning Michael had slept with Sharlene.
Marley Hudson. The two had been very close ever since they discovered each other in 1986.
Vicky Hudson. The two had been very close ever since they discovered each other in 1986. Michael had always stood by Vicky, no matter what schemes she has pulled. When Michael left town in 1992, they parted on very good terms. When he returned in 1995 after a long absence, Vicky was furious with him and very hurt at having been abandoned by him during her recent troubles. When Michael finally explained that he had been seeking treatment for his leukemia, Vicky immediately forgave him.
Nick Hudson. Michael didn't know he had fathered Nick until Nick
was 19. Nick greatly resented Michael at first, but Michael chipped
away little by little at Nick's defenses. When Nick discovered that
Michael was dying of leukemia, he repented, and even offered to
donate his bone marrow. In their last couple years together, Michael and Nick were quite close,
although both were often shy about admitting it.
Steven Frame, grandson. Kirkland Harrison, grandson. Gregory Hudson, nephew.
Michael had an aunt Edna from Maine.
During a perusal of the Hudson family bible, the following names were mentioned: Jeremiah, Enoch, and Jacob. The first was a riverboat gambler and the rest were farmers.
In late 1994 Michael was diagnosed with leukemia. He traveled the world to find a cure, but when he found none, he returned home to Bay City to die. Fortunately, his son Nick had compatible bone marrow and a subsequent donation saved his life.
CURRENT AND FORMER
Michael made his fortunes with Hudson Enterprises. That entity continued to exist, but in 1995 Michael decided he wanted to be a farmer.
In 1996 he campaigned for, and won, the job of Chair of BCGH, mostly to keep Grant from attaining the position.
When he returned to Bay City in 1986, he ran a multinational corporation called "New Resources," which was perhaps located in Barnesville or Boston.
"You killed my son, Reg...."