Alice Maud <I>Griffith</I> Hubbard

Alice Maud Griffith Hubbard

Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana, USA
Death 31 Oct 1959 (aged 77)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Fowler, Benton County, Indiana, USA
Plot Block B; Row 4; Lot 14
Memorial ID 24544592 View Source

Milliner and dressmaker

Alice married past her youth and had no children. As a young woman, she supported herself as a hat maker. When hats went out of fashion, she turned to dressmaking. Her legend was that, if a woman could find a picture of the fanciest gown from Paris and bring the picture to Alice, Alice could make the dress for the woman. When Alice finally married, she married a Chicago newspaper printer, a man who drank more than a bit of alcohol, on more than an occasional basis. Alice kept sewing and didn't depend on her husband for support. She lived in a ground level apartment, in a neighborhood near the University of Chicago, amidst her boxes of fabric and buttons and thread.

Her favorite line:
"I'd rather be fat than wrinkled!"

She was the sister of Emma Jane, Carrie, Linnie Loretta, Anna, Harrison Ray, Arthur J., Bernice, and Bertram.

For a little over a decade, she was the wife of Fred Allen HUBBARD (1869-1929). They married September 29, 1920, in Chicago, Illinois, before a judge serving in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. However, they had been presenting as married for at least two years by the time of the legal ceremony. Fred had been married for a few years before 1900 and had two daughters, who were not many years younger than Alice.

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