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Hubbard, James

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 34, credited to Burke, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 1/1/62, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. C, 8th VT INF, wdd, Port Hudson, 6/14/63, m/o 6/22/64

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VITALS

Birth: 03/27/1827, Burke, VT
Death: 05/19/1908

Burial: Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 121702069

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/3/1864
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT

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Obituary

LYNDONVILLE
James Hubbard

Another of our long-time citizens and founders of Lyndonville, has passed away. The funeral services of James Hubbard were held at his late home on North Main street Thursday afternoon. Rev. I.W. McLaughlin officiated, assisted by Rev. J. W. Burgin of Lyndon Center. The Congregational quartet sang. Farnsworth Post, G.A.R., No. 106, of which he had been a devoted member many years, attended in a body. The bearers were old comrades of the Post. There were numerous floral tributes. The casket was covered with a large silken flag and the walls behind the casket were draped with flags. The burial was in the family lot of Lyndon cemetery.

James Hubbard, son of Orrin and Mary Butler Hubbard, was born in a little log cabin in Burke, March 27, 1827, and died in Lyndonville May 19m 1908, after a two years' illness. During his long and tedious illness, he was tenderly cared for by his children, Mr. And and Mrs. John Ripley. He was a remarkably healthy man, often boasting that in all his long life he had employed a physician but once, until this last illness. On January 27, 1867, he was married to Miss Anna McDonald of Lyndon. Three children were born to them, Carolyn, dying in infancy, Orrin, who, when only three years of age was killed by an ox cart tipping over on him, and Addie, Mrs. John B. Ripley, of Lyndonville. He is survived by his daughter and husband and two sisters, Mrs. Loren Ayers and Miss Miranda H. Hubbard, both of East Burke. He was very patriotic, enlisting twice. First January 1, 1862, in the 8th Vermont Regiment, from which he was mustered out June 22, 1864, second in Hancock's First Army Corps on March 17, 1865,and mustered out March 17, 1866. By trade he was a stone mason. Having lived here forty years, he had laid the foundation walls of one third the buildings of Lyndonville. His own home, where he died, he built twenty years ago. When a boy of 18, he went to Lawrence, Mass., and worked in a new brick yard just starting there and had the honor of making the first bricks used in the city of Lawrence. He had been a great traveller. visiting several countries and engaging in many pursuits. At one time we hear of him laboring in the great grain fields of Wisconsin, at another splitting shingles in Minnesota. He had lived in Washington, Victoria, British Columbia and Alaska. He never tired of giving interesting reminiscences of his journeyings.

Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, May 27, 1908
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.