Biography of Hubbard Latham


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HUBBARD LATHAM, retired, Wilmette, was born in Groton. New London Co., Conn., November 11, 1821. His parents moved to Brooklyn, N. Y.. in 1830. The subject of this sketch clerked in a store in Beckman Street, N. Y., for two years, and in 1838 came West to De Kalb County. Ill., and took up a Government claim of 240 acres where Sandwich now is, engaged in the real estate business and in farming. In 1849 he went to California, mining and prospecting. On his return to De Kalb County he engaged in clearing and improving his claim, which he still owns. In 1874 he came to Wilmette, where he now resides. He owns one-half interest in what is known as Hill & Latham and Hill & McDaniel additions. He is also interested in the Sandwich Manufacturing Company and the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, of Sandwich. He has been one of the Trustees of Wilmette for six terms, and while residing in Sandwich, Ill., was township trustee of schools and Supervisor of the town of Somonauk. He married Miss Anna L. Barnes, of Oneida County, N. Y. They have six children Lillie A. (now Mrs. J. D. Negus, of Sandwich), Hattie B., Harry H., Ellis C., Fannie L. and Carlton H.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.