|Birth: ||Oct. 8, 1814|
|Death: ||Jul. 29, 1891|
Son of Lydia Mather and Elijah Hubbard of Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.
Henry married Charlotte Rosella MacDonough 19 June 1844 at Middletown.
They were the parents of three known daughters: Margaret Sill Hubbard, born 30 March 1845 at Middletown, md. Elijah Kent Hubbard; Lucy MacDonough Hubbard 1846-1876, md. Samuel Russell; and Charlotte Elizabeth Hubbard, born 3 June 1848, died 14 March 1850 at Middletown.
.... He attended the schools of his city and in 1825 entered the Preparatory department of the "Academy" in Norwich, Vt., and in 1827, the regular work, and graduated in 1829.
He was clerk for J. & S. Baldwin, general merchants, Middletown, Conn., 1831-32; clerk for Jabez Hubbard, commission merchant in woolen goods, New York, 1832-33. In this last year, he returned to Middletown and formed a partnership with Mr. Jesse G. Baldwin and conducted a dry goods store.
In 1836, he became a stock holder in the Russell Manufacturing Co., and soon became its manager; was its president for many years. The business of the company which, up to the time he assumed the management, had been very small, and not successful, under his able business management rapidly increased until his company was one of the largest and most successful in the State.
He was also connected with many business enterprises; was director of the Middletown Bank, 1844-91; trustee of the Middletown Savings Bank for many years, and its president, 1857-58. He met with marked success in his business ventures and acquired a fortune of two millions.
His individual history is indelibly inscribed in the history of this company, and among the hundreds of men, women and children employed in the five great mills.
Many were known to him personally, and were the recipients of a thousand little acts of kindness unknown to the outside world, for in these, he invariably obeyed the Scriptural injunction, "Let not thy right hand know what thy left hand doeth."
When the Russell Manufacturing Co. shall be forgotten, his name will be remembered, for it is written upon the hearts of hundreds who have known his kindness. While possessed of great wealth, Mr. Hubbard was quiet and unostentatious in his private life and was equally approachable to the humblest mechanic or the highest potentate.
He was a Democrat in politics; represented his district (the 22d) in the State senate in 1866-68, and displayed in this office the same marked ability that had characterized his business career; served as presidential elector in 1884 and 1888. He gave liberally of his money in support of the church and the many benevolent enterprises connected with it....
Norwich University 1819-1911, Her History, Her Graduates, Her Roll of Honor," Published by Major-General Grenville M. Dodge, CE, AM, LLD. Compiled and Edited by William Arba Ellis, BS, AM. In three volumes, Vol. 2. Sketches of the Trustees, Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Professors, Alumni, and Past Cadets, 1820-66.
Montpelier, Vt., The Capital City Press, 1911
Charlotte Rosella MacDonough Hubbard (1825 - 1900)*
Charlotte Elizabeth Hubbard (1848 - 1850)*
Indian Hill Cemetery
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