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STUBBS, Orsino D. - 1890 Bio (1856-1933)


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 8/29/2007 at 21:28:09

Portrait and Biographical Album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties, Iowa, Printed 1890 by Lake City Publishing Co., Chicago
Pages 501-502

Orsino D. STUBBS, residing on section 19, Buchanan Township, Jefferson County, is superintendent of the Empire Horse Ranch, one of the leading stock farms of Southeastern Iowa. He was born in Liberty, Ind., July 17, 1856, and when a year old was taken by his parents, Daniel P. and Carrie (HOLLINGSWORTH) STUBBS, to Fairfield, Iowa, where his elementary education was received. His early scholastic training, was, however, supplemented by a course in the Denmark Academy at the Iowa Wesleyan University, of Mt. Pleasant, where he remained two years, after which he took a course of instruction in the Bryant & Stratton Business College of Chicago. One of the first enterprises in which he was engaged was with the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, by whom he was employed as book-keeper for the contractor and paymaster, as contractor on his own account and as superintendent of construction for others. He remained with the company eight years.

In September, 1885, Mr. STUBBS became one of the proprietors and manager of the Empire Horse Ranch. The firm of D. P. STUBBS & Sons does the most extensive business west of the Mississippi River in the line of importing Belgian draft and Oldenburg coach horses. On their farm is kept a large supply of the above breeds together with French draft horses. The last two years they have run a branch sale stable in St. Joseph, Mo. Orsino D. STUBBS is a young man well informed as regards the horse family, and displays considerable business ability as the superintendent of the Empire Horse Ranch. Politically, he reserves the right to act and think independent of any party and votes for the man who he believes will best fill the office.

On the 23d of December, 1879, Mr. STUBBS was united in marriage with Miss Alice STUBBS, who is a native of Henry County, where the wedding was celebrated. Unto them were born three children, but two died in infancy; the other bears the name of Rex. O.

*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.


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