Biography of William H. Cubley
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Cubley, William H., Massena, manufacturer and dealer in furniture, and undertaker, embalmer and funeral director. Mr. Cubley was born in Woodstock, Vt., October 28, 1833, a son of Wm. Cubley, a native of England, who came to Canada when a young man and worked on the locks. He was a marble cutter by trade, and afterwards settled in Woodstock, Vt., where he died. His wife was Wealthy Kinney. She was born in Vermont and raised in Winsor, Vt., by an aunt, the wife of Deacon Hart Smith. They had three children: Catherine, who is the wife of G. B. Skinner, of Middleport, Ohio; William who died in infancy; and the subject of this sketch. Mr. Cubley died in Woodstoek, Vt., and his wife in Massena, where she had resided with William H. for several years. William H. Cubley was a mere child when his father died, and he was reared on a farm by Deacon Hart Smith in Winsor, and educated in the common schools, He came to Massena when twelve years of age, and afterwards lived with James Danforth until he reached his majority, working on a farm and at the carpeter trade and furniture business. After he became his own master he worked at carpentering in the summer and in a furniture shop in the winter, and for two years in the armory at Winsor. In 1867 Mr. Cubley engaged in his present business, and has been very successful. Mr. Cubley was a Republican for many years, but at present is a Prohibitionist, and was town clerk one year. He is a Congregationalist, as also was his wife. Mr. Cubley was married, September 15, 1802, to Martha S. Jones, of Parishville, born December 26, 1835, daughter of Ralph and Martha (Welch) Jones, of Potsdam. They have had six children: Wm. H., born August 28, 1863, who has charge of his father's store; his wife is Jessie Mawson, of Cazenovia, who was a teacher at Massena for several years. Katie, born April 25, 1865, died February 10, 1866. Mary M., born May 1, 1867, wife of Rev. Wm. Rochester, of Prince Albert, Canada, and have one son, Herbert. Charles E., born May 25, 1869. who is now in Potsdam Normal School. Frank L., born October 15, 1870, now in Rochester University. Ralph J., born December 30, 1872, at home. Mrs. Cubley died April 16, 1893. The grandfather of subject was Samuel Cubley, who came to America July 24, 1828, with sixteen children and grandchildren. He settled in Essex, Vt., and there lived and died December 29, 1829, and his wife, Sarah, died May 8, 1829.

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