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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography of Linus G. Hubbard

SOURCE: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Champaign County, Illinois," Chapman Brothers, Chicago, 1887


LINUS G. HUBBARD is a farmer and grower of small fruits, residing in Urbana Township. Mr. Hubbard is a native of Vermont, and was born Jan. 24, 1844, near the village of Wilmington, Windham County. Chester HUBBARD, his great-grandfather, was born in 1770 in the same State, and our subject’s father, whose name was George Crocker HUBBARD, was also born in Vermont, in 1815. The family had been Green Mountain farmers for many years, and George Hubbard owned a fine farm of 400 acres in that State. He married Miss Salome GREEN, the daughter of Clark and Submit (HASTINGS) GREEN, who was born in Amherst, Mass., in 1815, and there reared to womanhood. After his marriage, George C. Hubbard settled on the farm where he still lives, near Wilmington, Vt. There they reared a fine family of six children, four of whom were boys and two girls. Their names were as follows: Lizzie J., Linus G., Clara Bird, Porter G., Fred B. and Chester C.

Linus G. Hubbard, the eldest son, but second in order of birth, passed his youth among the Green Mountains of his native State, acquiring such education as he could from the limited advantages of the district school. He was a patriotic, high-spirited boy, and at the age of eighteen, in the year 1862, enlisted in Co. F, 16th Vt. Vol. Inf., as private, and served his country gallantly until Aug. 13, 1863. He was detailed on garrison duty at Washington, and participated in the battle of Gettysburg. After being mustered out of the service at Brattleboro, Vt., and honorably discharged, he returned to his home and engaged in farming.

At about the age of twenty-three, Linus Hubbard came west to Wisconsin, spending eighteen months in that State. In 1869 he came to Champaign County and purchased eighty acres of land in Tolono Township. He remained there three years, cultivating and improving his land, and in the meantime was united in marriage with Miss Helen STANARD. She was the daughter of David and Hannah (HASKINS) STANARD, and was born in Bureau County, Ill. Her father was a native of the State of New York and her mother of Vermont. After our subject’s marriage they lived on the farm in Tolono Township for two years, and then moved to their present home in Urbana Township. Their farm contains eighty acres of valuable, well-improved land, located on section 29. For the last eight years Mr. Hubbard has been very successful in raising small fruits and runs a truck wagon to Urbana where he disposes of his products. There were no improvements on his land when he purchased it; now he has a pleasant residence with good farm buildings.

Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard have a family of six childrten: George D., Charles L., Clara May, Fred C., Nellie M. and Minnie S. Mr. Hubbard is a member of the G.A.R. Himself and wife, with four of their children, are members of the Baptist Church, in which they take an active interest.

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