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Pioneer Settler of Cherokee Succumbs

Harmon Hubbard Built the First Brick House in the County—Held Many Offices

author: Unknown
published by: Unknown, Tuesday, April 13, 1926

Galena, Kan., April 12.—Harmon Root Hubbard, 88 years old, Civil war veteran and pioneer settler of Cherokee county, died at his home in the Boston Mills district, Saturday night following an eight days' illness

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the residence with the Rev. J. S. Stapleton, pastor of the Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in the Messer cemetery. Pallbearers will be R. T. Bradford, W. T. Peters, S. B. Carter, Joe Glassner, J. R. Bender and W. A. Stone.

Captain in Civil War

Mr. Hubbard was born in Glasonbury, Conn., January 13, 1838. His parents moved the same year to Illinois where Harmon grew to manhood and enlisted in the army for the Civil war from Mendon, Adams county, Illinois. and was promoted to a captaincy. He was a prisoner for over a year, three months of which were spent in Andersonville.

Captain Hubbard came to Kansas in 1866. He settled in the Boston Mills district, and in 1869 he built the first brick house in the county. In 1872, he was married to Charlotte Ann Peters, who dies in 1900.

Captain Hubbard was always active in the affairs of his community having been one of the arly county commissioners and was justice of the peace for many years. He served two terms in the state legislature and served his school district and township for many years. He was a member of the Congregational church in Mendon, Ill.

He is survived by a son, H. H. Hubbard who resides in the old home at Boston Mills; two daughters, Mrs. Daisy Janney of McRae, Mont., and Mrs. Lucy Haug of Lavoye, Wyo., and two sisters, Mrs. Carrier Denton and Miss Cornelia Hubbard of Fort Smith, Ark., the latter being in her ninety-first year.

Harmon Hubbard's Headstone

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harmon hubard photo 1

#1 photo of H. R. Hubbard (shown)

#2 photo of H. R. Hubbard