Obituary for U.S. Hubbel[l]

By Faye V Bell, SLC, UT former resident of Ten Sleep, WY



            The 1870 Federal Census shows Ulysses Hubbell (4 years old) born in Indiana and living in Liberty, Howard, Kansas.  His parents are listed as J Hubbell and Mary C Hubbell and there are two sisters younger than Ulysses, Florence and Mary E Hubbell, 2 years and 6 months, respectively.  It shows that his mother was born in Indiana and his father was, too.


            In 1880 (same source as above) Ulysses Hubbell (age 14) is living in Salt Springs, Greenwood, KS with his parents and siblings.  One cousin resides there as well.  They are farmers.  The census indicates that his mother was born in Ohio and his father in Indiana and their son Ulysses S was born there as well.   


            The 1904 the Los Angeles City Directory shows Ulysses S G[Grant?] Hubbell as a businessman—Anderson and Hubbell at 987# Fifth Street in Los Angeles, CA.  The business is unstated.     The 1910 Federal census indicates the following: Mother Mary C and father Joseph C Hubbell are living in Red Bluff, Tehama, CA, the father is a farmer.  The census shows Ulysses in Woodland, Yolo, CA for the same year and that he is 49.  In 1920 he is situated in Ten Sleep, Washakie County, WY, and he claims he is 59, born at sea, widower, owns his own place; able to read and write. In the 1930 Federal Census, “Grant” (U.S. Hubbell) still located in Ten Sleep, shows his business is a chicken rancher and he is single as he has been since 1910.  Again he states his father was born in Indiana and his mother in Spain and he was born at sea and sticking to his 1861 birth, he informs the census taker he is 69.


PERSONAL NOTES AS ONE WHO ACTUALLY KNEW AND REMEMBERS U.S. Hubbell from Little Cottonwood Creek on the badlands between Ten Sleep and Worland.


            Ulysses S Hubbell was born “at sea’ in 1861—his father was from Indiana and his mother from Spain.  In 1910, he reported himself to be living in Woodland, Yolo County, CA as a lodger with 29 other lodgers—all men but one.  (Research shows that Woodland, CA is 15 miles NW of Sacramento, CA. and reports are that the SF earthquake (1906) was felt all along the northern coast of California.  He told Millard Moses that that he lost his wife in that earthquake.  The 1920 Federal Census says that he is 59, born at sea [Highara], widower, owns his own place; able to read and write.  However, in 1920 he claims his father was born in Wales and again he repeats his mother was born in Spain.  At that time he is living in Election District 3, Washakie, Wyoming.  By 1930 the census repeats Ulysses S Hubbell is single, father born in Indiana; mother born in Spain and he is 69.  He died in 1947 in Ten Sleep, WY.  (A niece who lived in Billings, MT, came to take care of the funeral arrangements.)[Memory serves in this instance.] Fiche #6,010,579 part 2, Family History Library, SLC, UT although supposed to have all vital records on it for 1947, it doesn’t show Mr. Hubbell’s death on it!