New Mexico, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 1919|
Son of James Santiago Hubbell and Julianita Gutierrez Hubbell. Siblings: Santiago, Mariana, John Lorenzo, Maria Louisa, Barbara I, J. Felipe, Frank, Tomas, Roman, Thomas Strachan and Barbara II.
He was born in 1856 to James and Julianita Gutierrez Chavez y Hubbell.
Charles (AKA Charlie) Hubbell (1856-1919) was the brother of J. L. Hubbell and worked with him in their efforts to establish a successful business with the Native Americans. On 15 February 1883, Charles Hubbell was appointed postmaster of the Ganado Post Office in the early days of Arizona territory. It has been reported that Charlie did not share his brother's opinion of alcohol. John Lorenzo firmly opposed the use of liquor, stating that it would render a man unable to think effectively. It is possible that Charlie's love of booze led to the discontinuation of the Post Office at Ganado after it was established. John Lorenzo relegated his brother to the locations as far from Ganado as possible and suspected that such action was due to his drinking. Charlie was murdered at Cedar Springs Trading Post by two Navajo men, 'Ada toni Bigue No. 1' and 'Ada toni Bigue No. 2'. Martha Blue only stated these two 'names' in her biography of J.L. Hubbell.
Cedar Springs Trading Post is a little north of Dilkon, AZ on the Navajo Reservation in Coconino County, Arizona. The murder of Charles is quite gruesome. First shot in the head at a close range than burned along with his trading post. His murder was recorded in the newspapers and he has two certificates of death listed in the Genealogy.AZ.Gov website, the first one was recorded on 5/9/1919 an the more detailed one was filed on 8/9/1919 after the trial brought out details about his manner of death and the date of his death. The initial reports estimated the death on March 25, 1919, his murder is corrected to March 21, 1919 a Friday evening. The remains of his body (just his torso) was held in Winslow from March 22 to March 26, 1919 by Mr. Robinson at the Winslow Undertaking Co. He was buried in Winslow on the following Wednesday. His murderers shot him at point blank range in the head and then took all of the kerosene they were able to find in the trading post after they took many items, and poured it over his body then setting him and the trading post on fire. The assailants were tracked to their hogan and arrested. His murder trial was covered in the Winslow Daily Mail and his brother John L. traveled to Flagstaff for the trial. His grave is currently unidentified in Winslow. He was a part of the Hubbell Trading Empire on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations in Arizona. His family trading post is a National Historic Site located in Ganado, AZ and is the oldest trading post in operation on the Navajo Reservation since 1876.
James Santiago Lawrence Hubbell (1824 - 1885)
Julianita Gutierrez y Hubbell (1833 - 1899)
Desert View Cemetery
Maintained by: Kenn Evans, II
Originally Created by: Estevan Mirabal
Record added: Aug 17, 2012
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