Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mrs. Elizabeth Hubbard Butler

Miss Elizabeth Hubbard was the daughter of Watson and Georgiana (Holcombe) Hubbard, born in Michigan on April 23, 1852. Watson Hubbard was a prominent businessman, who had interests in the lumber business in both Michigan and Ohio. In the 1870 Census listing for the Hubbard family,Elizabeth was aged 18, and resided with her parents at 429 Wanye Street in Sandusky, Ohio. In October of 1873, Elizabeth Hubbard married Jay Caldwell Butler, a Civil War veteran. Jay Caldwell Butler was in business with his brother at a factory which made sashes and doors in Sandusky. Mr and Mrs. Jay Caldwell Butler were the parents of three children, Elizabeth, Watson H., and Leontine, who died in infancy. Sadly, Jay Caldwell Butler died in 1885. He had never fully recovered from his war injuries. Elizabeth Hubbard Butler served on the Board of Trustees of the Sandusky Library, and was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church. Mrs. Butler died on October 17, 1943,at the age of 93, at her home on Wayne Street, according to the October 18, 1943 issue of the Sandusky Register. Funeral services for Elizabeth Hubbard Butler were held at the Butler residence, with Rev. Donald Wonders officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery. A picture of Elizabeth Hubbard Butler and her daughter can be seen at the Sandusky History website.

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