John Wesley Hubby

John Wesley Hubby

Birth
Ontario, Canada
Death 17 Mar 1922 (aged 81)
Lynch, Boyd County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Lynch, Boyd County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 54195402 · View Source
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JOHN HUBBY.
For more than thirty-three years, the west has known John Hubby as one of her loyal citizens. He first came to Nebraska in April, 1878, and settled on a homestead seventeen miles northeast of O'Neill and six miles south of Paddock, their postoffice. He drove into the section from Iowa, bringing with him two young horses, and several cows. Besides his homestead Mr. Hubby leased a. school section and farmed the entire tract for sixteen years, and, while meeting with occasional failures, on the whole he was most successful. In 1894 he removed to Benton county, in southwestern Missouri, but on account of his family suffering from malaria in that vicinity, was obliged to return to the prairie country in November, 1896. The trips back and forth were made by team and wagon, camping at night by the wayside, and being exposed to all sorts of weather, at one time enduring a three days' storm. A ranchman offered shelter, and a welcome haven it proved to be, as a November storm is something to be feared on the open plains.
On his return to Nebraska he came to Holt county and bought a tract of deeded land near Paddock, on which he resided from the spring of 1897 up to March, 1905. He then traded it for town property in Lynch, holding sixteen lots, and a three acre tract in the edge of the village.
Mr. Hubby was born in Kent county, Canada, near Montreal, on May 6, 1840. His father, John Hubby, was a native of Scotland, who came to America and married Hannah Jones, of New York state. When our subject was two years of age, the family settled in Winnebago county Illinois. They later moved to Lynn, Iowa, where Mr. Hubby made his home until coming to Nebraska. He was married in Polk county, Iowa, on June 6, 1867, to Miss Mary Wheeler, a native of Indiana. Of six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Hubby, five are living: Nettie J., Charles Edward, Gertrude, Mary Maude and Pierre Frank, all married excepting the last mentioned, who is still with his parents, and holds the office of city marshal of Lynch.
Politically Mr. Hubby is a republican, having voted that ticket since the war, in which he served for four years. He first enlisted in Company C, Second Iowa Cavalry, in April, 1861, serving up to September, 1863. He was then transferred to Company G, Twenty-fourth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and remained in the service four years and eight months, altogether. He took part in the battles of Fort Henry, Fort Donaldson, Shiloh, Corinth, Iuka, Independence, Missouri, Pea Ridge and Helena, Arkansas, and later, the Sieges of Vicksburg, Jackson and New Orleans. Mr. Hubby was detailed to duty in the quartermaster's department, in the fall of 1863, and was discharged at New Orleans on September 26, 1865, having seen every side of a soldiers' career, and he has a verv vivid recollection of all the horrors of that terrible time.
In 1907 Mr. Hubby was elected justice of the peace at Lynch, and is still serving in that capacity. He is a prominent comrade in the Grand Army of the Republic, and with his wife attends divine worship at the Methodist Episcopal church.

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  • Created by: K. Roberts
  • Added: 27 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54195402
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Wesley Hubby (6 Jun 1840–17 Mar 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54195402, citing Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lynch, Boyd County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by K. Roberts (contributor 46807847) .