MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 328
submitted by Neal Carter, Sept. 28, 2007
An Old Citizen Passes Away
Another old citizen of Muscatine passed to his eternal rest last night in the death of CHARLES W. HUBBARD at his home, No. 704, East Eighth street. November 12, 1891.
Mr. Hubbard was born in Pittsfield, Mass., September 18, 1808, and had, therefore, passed the 83rd milestone of his life. Fifty years ago he came to Muscatine from Massachusetts with his faithful wife, who has been his helpmeet this half century passed. He was a cabinet-maker by trade and for years turned out fine work from his shop in the old frame building that stood on the rear of the lot now occupied by Jacob Hess’ brick block.
In later years he had given his time entirely to filing saws, at which he was an expert, and even up to the time of his last sickness he was at his shop, tho’ his friends have noted with sorrow that he was rapidly becoming more feeble. He was a man of sunny disposition, always the same, and who can not look back with pleasure to the bright glance and cheery greeting which one was always sure of receiving from this frail looking old gentleman, with a basket on his arm?
He complained of being unwell on Wednesday of last week, but was down to his shop on Saturday. Sunday he sat around the house all day and Monday was unable to leave his bed. His ailment developed into a severe attack of typhoid pneumonia – a disease his enfeebled system was unable to combat with, and last night between eleven and twelve o’clock he breathed his last.
Besides his venerable wife, three sons survive, Nathan B., of Chicago; Frank S. and F. Y., the last an adopted son, of this city.
The funeral is appointed for to-morrow afternoon at two o’clock from the family residence, No. 704 East Eighth street.
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