MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 374
submitted by Neal Carter, October 13, 2007
DEATH OF MOTHER ELIZABETH HUBBARD
Last Saturday evening at 5:30 o’clock the messenger of peace bore to the realms above the soul of one of God’s noblest mothers in Israel, Mother Elizabeth B. Hubbard, whose sufferings for six or eight weeks past were intense and unyielding. It will be remembered that Mother Hubbard (for this is the name that every one knew her by) some six or eight weeks ago fell out of bed, dislocating her hip bone, which has caused the good lady to suffer most excruiciating pains, and produced other ills, which in her advanced age was really more than she could bear, yet when conscious she bore them uncomplainingly. All that loving hands and medical skill could do for her was cheerfully done, but the Master summoned at the above named hour with the gentle words “Well done thou good and faithful servant; enter thou into the joys prepared for thee,” and her soul returned to Him who gave it.
For nearly forty-one years Mother Hubbard had been one of us, and no one who knew her could help but love and respect her. Always ready and glad to render service to those in affliction, and take part in any good, kind work, she was among the first to advocate and afterwards push forward the good work of the Soldiers Aid Society. In November, 1891, her husband who was known to every one here, preceeded her in death, and know this blessed couple are re-united in their eternal home, where sorrow and pain never come.
Mrs. Hubbard was born in Keene, N. H., and was 72 years, 9 months and 22 days old. She had resided here for over 40 years, and at an early age became a member of the M. E. church and was one of its most active members and faithful attendants as long as health would permit.
By a former marriage she leaves to mourn two daughters and a son, by union with Mr. Hubbard, two sons, and an adopted son, viz. Mrs. S. P. Sladden, of Portland, Oregon, Mrs. J. G. Sergle, of Chicago, Il., D. Pocock, of South Dakota, Nathaniel B. Hubbard, of Chicago, Frank A. Hubbard and Frank Yelm Hubbard, of this city.
The funeral is appointed for to-morrow at 10 a. m. from the family residence, Rev. J. F. Robertson conducting the services.---April 15, 1893 (hand written)
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