Hudner’s Market

You may recall that the Borden neighbor to the north, Addie Churchill, on the morning of the murder had just returned from a trip to Hudner’s meat market on South Main St. She would observe Bridget running up and down the driveway and the flurry of excitement near the Borden side door from her kitchen window. Addie called out to Lizzie who replied, “Do come over Mrs. Churchill, someone has killed Father.” The rest we know, but who were the Hudners? They were of Irish descent and had done well in the city of Fall River, by 1892, owning a chain of fine meat and provision markets in the city.  Here is an excerpt about the Hudners. A small sign saying “Hudner” can still be found on the building on Old Second Street.


  • bob

    I got here by looking into one of the characters in the movie Devotion – Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas Hudner, whose father owned Hudner’s Markets during this time period. After his wingman (Ensign Jesse Brown, the first black Naval Aviator) was shot down behind enemy lines in North Korea, Lt. Hudner purposefully crashed his plane alongside to help Brown, who was trapped in the burning wreckage. I can’t imagine anyone deserving the Medal of Honor more.

  • Kate Lavender

    Hudner’s must be where the famous leg o’ lamb was purchased that later would become the cold mutton soup so often talked about in the last days of the Borden’s lives. Thanks, Shelley!

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