Linda Boyer and I are related through the Ludden line. I wonder if your William is William A. LUDDEN, Jr. b. 24 May 1843 in Williamsburg, MA. Married Elizabeth HOWARD. He died 17 Feb 1920 in Bath, Steuben County, NY.
His dad, William Sr., was referenced by Linda (worked for Gold Pen Manufacturing), but he was born in 1810, so was probably deceased before 1909 (I only know he died after 1880).
Hope this helps! William Jr.'s sister, Ella Leone Ludden, was my Great-Grandmother. She married Robert Blinn, and I think they lived on Gates Ave. in 1900 or 1910.