The Evening Tribune July, 1891



   The Hon. Geo. E. Hubbard, late of this city, died suddenly at Phoenix, Arizona, Saturday, July 25. He left this city for the Pacific coast about a month ago, hoping there to recover his health, which was poor, the result of a severe attack of la grippe.

   Mr. Hubbard was born May 13, 1833, in Hamilton county, New York. He moved from Chicago to Grand Haven in 1856, and established the first hardware store in the town, and he ever since been closely identified with our city’s history. He was mayor in 1872, 1878 and 1880, and was for several years alderman of the First ward. Mr. Hubbard was prominent in Masonic circles, being made a Mason in Grand River Lodge of Grand Rapids in 1860, and was a member of the Grand Haven lodge. He was charter member of Grand Haven Lodge No. 139 F. & A. M. and Corinthian Chapter No. 84 Royal Arch Masons, in this city, having been exalted in Grand Rapids Chapter No. 7, and was also a member of the Grand Haven Council No. 51 Royal and Select Masters; also member of De Molai Commandry, Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, and also a member of the Scottish Rite, having received the 32 degree and Master of the Mystic Shrine. The funeral will take place as soon as the body arrives, probably Thursday or Friday, and will be conducted under the auspices of Grand Haven Lodge No. 139 F. & A. M.

   Mr. Hubbard leaves a wife and two married daughters, a son and a number of other relatives.

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