"At the time of his death Wm. S. Rublee was the oldest merchant in point of service of any in the cty., having been in business 54 years. His first year was with Mr. Chaffee at Berkshire Center, then three years with the Dr. Amherst Willoughby of East Berkshire, two years of which time he was in partnership with him. At this time his father, Hiram Rublee, died in 1835, and he returned to the Center and went into partnership with Mr. Bowen, building a store at what is called Bowen's Corners. He stayed there three years and then moved to Samsonville, a small village in the town of Enosburgh about a mile from East Berkshire. He was there for two years in partnership with Ole Anderson. In 1841 he removed to East Berkshire and formed a partnership Guy R. Butler. At the end of two years he purchased his partner's interest and continued alone until 1862, when he took his son into partnership and thus continued unto his death. During his long and busy life, Mr. Rublee held many offices of public honor and trust. He was a justice of the peace, 17 yrs. In 1851-'52 he represented Berkshire in the legislature. In 1864-'65 he was assistant judge of Franklin County court. He was Postmaster in East Berkshire from 1861 until his death, with the exception of the time he was senator and assistant judge. In politics he was a Whig until the formation of the Republican Party, when he joined that party and remained with it 'till death. He also belonged to the society of F. & A.M., being one of the first that were admitted after anti-masonic times, he having become a Mason in 1843. He ascended the ladder step by step, and at the time of his death stood nearly at the top. Death robbed his family of a devoted husband and fa., the town of a useful citizen, and the ch. (Calvary) of a staunch supporter and Christian.
Amelia Coburn Rublee
1817–1904 (m. 1838)