Wednesday, October 12, 2016


EDWARD CLARENCE HUBBARD was born near Chicago, Illinois. His father, Theo-
dore Hubbard, a physician, was a native of Vermont, and traced his ancestors to the Rev. Peter Hubbard, who immigrated to Plymouth Colony in 1639. His mother was Anna Ballou, a descendant of the famous Ballou family, among whom were Garfield and the Rev. Hosea Ballou. Theodore Hubbard and wife reached Chicago, Illinois., in 1836, the former dying in 1872, and the latter still living as an old resident of that city. Edward C. was reared in Chicago, aad graduated at the Chicago High School in 1859, and immediately entered business with his brother at Amboy, Illinois., where he was located at the outbreak of the Rebellion. He entered the Thirteenth Illinois Infantry, May 24, 1861, as sergeant-major; acted as adjutant until his muster out June 6, 1864. He was with Fremont in the Missouri campaign; was at Pea Ridge with Curtis, whose command reached Helena, Mo., in July, 1862. Here the Thirteenth Illinois joined the Fifteenth Army Corps, First Division, Gen. Steele, First Brigade, Gen. F. P. Blair, and participated in the engagement at Chickasaw Bayou and surrender of Arkansas Post, and was with Sherman during the siege of Vicksburg, and held the extreme right of the Federal line. The regiment was with Sherman in his advance to Jackson, and returning participated in the battle of Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge and Ringgold. Mr. Hubbard was never absent from his regiment during the war. In 1864 he returned to Chicago, served in the quartermaster's department until the close of the war, and engaged in mercantile pursuits until 1870, when he removed to Hartford, Ky., and entered into the practice of law, and became a leading lawyer in the Green River section of Kentucky. Mr. Hubbard is a Republican, and was a delegate to the Republican national convention of 1876, and also in the famous convention of 1880, in which he voted against Grant and the Unit Rule, notwithstanding his State instructions. He was temporary chairman of the anti-third-term convention at St. Louis, in 1880, and made the most noted speech at the great anti-Grant meeting held in Chicago, during the convention. In 1884 he was elector for the State at large and canvassed the State for Blaine and Logan. In 1867 he married Miss Lucy Shanks, daughter of Col. Q. C. Shanks, of the Twelfth Kentucky Cavalry. They have three children: Walter Q., now a student of St. Ignatius College; Pauline; and Mabel. Mr. Hubbard has the reputation of being a fine lawyer; is a gentleman of literary tastes and is the owner of a large library. 

Note:  Mr. Hubbard was born about 1843 near Chicago and died 27 June 1887, at age 44, in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Glyn Ellyn, Dupage County, Illinois.  Mrs. Hubbard, Lucy Shanks, lived until 20 Feb 1926. Daughter Pauline died 14 Aug 1890; daughter Mable (Mabelle) died 1 Feb 1907; son Walter died in 1916.

Inscription is difficult to read, but it is thought it say: Sergeant Major (or an abbreviation of those words); E. C. Hubbrad; 13th Illinois Inf.

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