Biography of E. P. Hubbard
Adams County, NE Biographies





E. P. Hubbard, manager for the Juniata Grain & Live Stock Association and actively and prominently connected with other business enterprises which are factors in the material development and progress of his village and county, was born at Marseilles, in La Salle county, Illinois, December 27, 1862, his parents being Porter and Emily (Godfrey) Hubbard, who were natives of Wisconsin. The mother died when her son, E. P., was but six years of age and he was left an orphan by his father's death when a little lad of nine years. He was the second in a family of three children, his elder brother being Levi, now a resident of El Paso, Texas, while his younger brother is C. S. Hubbard, of Grafton, Nebraska.

At the time of his father's death E. P. Hubbard went to live with S. B. Spicer, remaining upon his farm until he had attained his majority, when the opportunities of the developing west attracted him and he made his way to Nebraska. Here he entered the employ of J. H. Spicer, who was living five miles south of Juniata and with whom he remained for one year. He afterward turned his attention to farming, which he followed for a year, and still later he removed to Colorado, where he secured a preemption claim, complying with the law that ultimately brought him the title to the property. He then returned to Adams county, where he engaged in general farming until 1897, when he became connected with the Juniata Grain & Live Stock Association, of which he has since been the manager. This company operates two elevators at Juniata and is conducting a growing and profitable business. The officers of the company are: T. C. Signor, president; J. F. Gangwish, vice president; W. S. Larnereux, secretary; and E. P. Hubbard, treasurer and manager. These gentlemen constitute the board of directors, together with T. A. Trauseh, T. G. Whiting, E. D. Pratt and G. W. Long. The business was organized in 1897, at which time the company purchased an elevator, and in the intervening period they have built two others. Under the management and control of Mr. Hubbard the business is steadily growing and developing and has become an important industry of the county.

In 1891 Mr. Hubbard was married to Miss Hattie L. Harris and they have become the parents of three children: Elizabeth, the wife of C. J. Willtrout, of Juniata; Agnes, who is teaching the commercial course in the Franklin Academy at Franklin, Nebraska; and Edwin, deceased. They now have an adopted son, Paul.

In politics Mr. Hubbard is an earnest democrat and is recognized as one of the active party workers in Adams county. He served as a member of the legislature in the year 1913, has been mayor of Juniata and is now serving as school director. He belongs to the Odd Fellows lodge at Juniata, in which he has passed through all the chairs, ands he likewise holds membership in the Modern Woodmen camp there. His sterling worth is recognized by all, for he is loyal to duty, faithful to every trust reposed in him, and thoroughly reliable and straightforward in his business connections.

From:
Past and Present of
Adams County, Nebraska
Supervisong Editor: Judge William R. Burton
Assistant Editor: David J. Lewis
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago, 1916


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