New Jersey Obituaries - April 20, 1898 - John Anthony Hubbard

John Anthony Hubbard, One of the Best Known Farmers of Middletown Township, Died of Palsy Yesterday Morning

John Anthony Hubbard, one of the best known farmers of the western part of Middletown township, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Margaret Bray, at Red Bank, on Monday morning of palsy. He had been in very feeble health for the past two or three years, but had been confined to his bed only a comparatively short time. He was nearly seventy years old.

Mr. Hubbard was a well-to-do farmer and owned a farm of 100 acres, about three-quarters of a mile west of Hubbard's bridge. The original farm of the Hubbard family stretches from Hubbard's bridge west a mile, along the highway from Hubbard's bridge to Leesville, and for nearly half a mile the family owns property on both sides of the road. The main part of the farm is on the north side of the highway, and it stretches back toward Nut Swamp for over half a mile.

Mr. Hubbard was the second son in a family of five children. His other brothers were James Hubbard, who is still living, and Henry, who died about 25 years ago. There were also two sisters. Rebecca, the oldest of the family, who died eight years ago, and Katie, who occupies the old Hubbard homestead just west of Hubbard's bridge.

Mr. Hubbard leaves a widow and seven children, three sons and four daughters. The sons are William, Clifford and Harry, all of whom live in Red Bank. The daughters are Mrs. J. Frank Giffing of Eatontown, Mrs. George H. Holmes and Mrs. M. S. Reed of Middletown township, and Mrs. Margaret Bray of Red Bank. For some time past Mr. Hubbard had made his home with his widowed daughter, Mrs. Bray, on Branch avenue, and the funeral will be held there to-morrow afternoon at one o'clock. The burial will be at Fair View cemetery.

Per the death notice, he was aged 69 years, 8 months and 22 days.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, April 20, 1898