Henry Hubble, one of the only two known surviving Civil
War veterans living in the Pleasant Ridge vicinity northeast of Edina,
died at his farm there, which had been his home for 45 years, at 11:20
o'clock Monday morning of bronchitis. He was 88 years old and had
been failing in health since Christmas, but his last illness was of two
weeks' duration. Samuel Clary is the remaining Civil War veteran
survivor in the community.
services were conducted by the Rev. G.V. Baskett of Gorin at 2 o'clock
yesterday afternoon at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, of which Mr.
Hubble had been a member for forty-five years. Burial was in the
Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Six grandsons were pallbearers: Clyde
Strickler of near Locust Hill; Sterling Hubble and Elza Matticks of near
Knox City; Harry Matticks of Augusta, Kan.; George Payne of Rockport,
Ill., and Porter Miller of near the Hubble home.
Two sons, 3 daughters, 31 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and a
sister, Mr. Eliza Killen, of Knox City, survive. The children are:
George Hubble, who lived with his father; Charles Hubble of near Taylor;
Mrs. W. E. Payne of Rockport, Ill., and Mrs. Wiley Miller and Mrs. Melvin
Matticks of near and of Knox City, respectively.
William Henry Harrison Hubble was born Sept. 15, 1842, in Ripley County,
Indiana, a son of True and Elizabeth Hubble. He came to Knox County
with his mother when a boy and here grew to manhood. when the Civil
War began he answered his country's call and enlisted, joining Col. Moore
at Edina July 15, 1861. He belonged to Company D Twenty-First
Missouri Volunteers. After the war he was discharged at Washington, D.C.,
Nov. 12, 1865. He then came back to Knox County, which had since
been his home.
On June 18, 1871, Mr.
Hubble married Miss Frances Helen Kyle of Knox County, who preceded him in
death on Sept. 23, 1927. To them were born ten children, two sons
and three daughters having died in infancy.
W.E. Payne and son, George, of Rockport, Ill., and Harry Matticks and his
family of Augusta, Kan., came for the funeral.
was hand dated 1931