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Lucius Hubbard

Title: Obituary Notice
Type: Newspaper
Date: 1913
Source: Minneapolis Journal

Description: Hubbard's obituary was published in the Minneapolis Journal following his death in 1913.

Transcription:

GENERAL L.F. HUBBARD DIES SUDDENLY; LEGISLATURE TO ADJOURN FOR FUNERAL

Honored for Gallant Conduct in Civil War—Was Pioneer Newspaper Publisher.

General Lucius Frederick Hubbard, for five years governor of Minnesota, died suddenly late Wednesday at the home of his son, Charles F. Hubbard, 5019 First avenue S. About 3 p.m. he complained of not feeling well and went to his room. Death came at 5:40 p.m.

The funeral services will take place at St. Mark's Episcopal church Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The interment Burial. at Lakewood cemetery will be private. General Hubbard observed his seventy-seventh birthday anniversary Sunday Jan 26. Since that day he had not been in his usual good health, but his condition at no time had been considered alarming.

Both houses of the Minnesota legislature will adjourn, End a meeting. on the day of General Hubbard's funeral, a joint resolution Law passed by both the senate and the house of representatives. to that effect, offered by Representative Fred Seebach, having been adopted today. This action followed a special message from Governor A. O. Eberhart, calling attention to General Hubbard's death. The governor also directed that the painting of the battle of Corinth in the governor's rooms be draped. This painting of Hubbard at the Battle of Corinth (Mississippi, 1862) still hangs in the State Capitol. Draping it with black fabric was a sign of mourning. The picture shows General Hubbard leading the charge of Minnesota troops.

General Hubbard was one of the most prominent Respected and widely known. figures in the development of the state of Minnesota. As editor, miller, railroad builder, legislator and governor he has been a leading citizen of the state since 1857, when he came to Minnesota and established the Red Wing Republican The Goodhue County Republican's name was changed to the Red Wing Republican in the 1880s. in Red Wing, Goodhue county. His services in the civil war, where he rose from the ranks of a private in the Fifth Minnesota to the rank of a brevet brigadier general, are an important chapter in the state's military history.