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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.

  
 

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Harvey Andrew Hubbard.

Harvey Andrew Hubbard, a well known stock breeder and farmer living on section 30, Walnut township, is a careful man of business who has displayed sound judgment in the conduct of his affairs and who today has one of the valuable and productive farm properties of the county.  He was born in Lee township, Madison county, Iowa, June 21, 1869, and is a son of Peter and Mary Elizabeth (Lee) Hubbard.  The father, a native of Indiana, is of German and English descent, while his wife, who was also born in the Hoosier state, is of French lineage.  They were married in Madison county, Iowa, the father having removed thither with his parents when but six years of age.  He was reared to the occupation of farming and shared with the family in the experiences of frontier life.  Eventually he came to Adair county, settling thirty-three years ago in Walnut township, where he purchased land.  With characteristic energy he began the development and improvement of his place and continued to devote his life to farming there until 1903, when he sold that property and went to Guthrie county, Iowa, where he engage in farming for two years.  He next established his home in Daviess county, Missouri, where he carried on general agricultural pursuits for ten years, after which he retired and took up his abode in Guthrie Center, Iowa, where he and his wife now reside.  Long residence in this part of the state and the possession of sterling traits of character have won for them high and enduring regard.

Harvey A. Hubbard was educated in the common schools and remained at home until he attained his majority, assisting in the work of the farm.  The early experience which he had in that connection well qualified him to take up farm work on his own account when he started out in life independently.  For four years he rented land in Walnut township and after his marriage lived for two years with his wife's people in Cedar county, Iowa, farming her father's land.  In 1896, however, he returned to Walnut township and purchased his present farm of eighty acres, on which he has made all of the improvements, including the erection of a splendid new residence in 1914.  This is one of the attractive homes of his part of the county.  It is commodious, is built in pleasing style of architecture and affords to the family all of the comforts of the model home.  Mr. Hubbard is engaged both in general farming and stock-raising and in 1904 he began the breeding of registered shorthorn cattle.  He raises full blooded stock and today owns a fine herd of twenty-five head of registered cattle.  He sells cattle for the breeding market and there is always demand for all that he raises.  He likewise feeds a few hogs and he owns a Percheron stallion, Klauk 103600 (96049), which is a magnificent animal that was imported from France in 1914.  Mr Hubbard is recognized as one of the  most enterprising, progressive and successful cattle and horse breeders of Adair county.

 On the 3d of October, 1893, Mr. Hubbard was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Alice Handley, a daughter of Samuel and Nancy Ruth (Foster) Handley, both of whom were natives of West Virginia, the former of Irish descent and the latter of Dutch and Irish ancestry.  In 1857 when they came to Iowa, locating in Cedar county, where the father purchased land and carried on agricultural pursuits throughout the remainder of his life.  He passed away on the 21st of December, 1893, having for only five days survived his wife, who died on the 16th of that month.  Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard have no children of their own but adopted two little ones, William Charles, seven years of age, and Cornelius Jesse, aged six.  They were taken from the Christian Orphans' Home at Council Bluffs, Iowa, and have found a most attractive, pleasant home with Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard.  They are manly little fellows and the love and care given them by their foster parents has won in return the deepest love of the children.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard are members of the Christian church and are most loyal to their professions.  Mrs. Hubbard belongs to the Willing Workers of the Friends church of Walnut township and her life is fraught with many good deeds and characterized by a most kindly spirit.  In politics Mr. Hubbard is independent, voting for men and measures rather than for party.  His fellow townsmen, appreciative of his worth, have called him to several local offices.  He served as constable in Walnut township for four years, was trustee for three years, township clerk for two years and a director in the home school district for one year.  It is well known that he stands for progress and improvement along all lines leading to the development and upbuilding of township and county.  He is reliable as well as enterprising in business, progressive in citizen ship, loyal in friendship and most faithful to the ties of home and family.  Thus possessing many excellent traits of character, he is esteemed by all who know him.

 

 

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