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Francis "Frank" Hubbard Family
By Frances Fox
Taken from Ye Olde Ancestors, February 20, 1992
Written permission given by the New Boston Genealogy Society
to post this information to the Bowie County TXGenWeb site.
Francis "Frank" Hubbard, 1848-1900, married Mary Taylor.
They are buried at Red Bayou Cemetery. There is a marker at
his grave and there used to be a wooden post marking hers. Their
ten children were:
Lusher Hubbard, son of Joseph Henry Hubbard and Bessie Lucas and grandson of Frank Hubbard, gave much of the information in this article. When Lusher Hubbard was a young man, he graduated from Ray's Auto School in Kansas City, Missouri. He had one year of college and taught school for two years. He taught school one year at Minton, near Maud, Texas and the second year at New Ground south of DeKalb. His salary was $65 a month. He boarded with Rush Clawson when he taught at New Ground. After that, he wanted to join the Navy to fight in WWI so he went to Dallas to sign up. They wouldn't take him so he went down to Houston to try again. They turned him down because one of his feet had been injured when he dropped a stick of firewood on it when he was younger. His mother wrote to him and said his brother Reuben Hubbard and died and he was needed at home. Lusher went home and helped his father with the crop and then went to Texarkana to join the army. It was in November of 1918. Lusher Hubbard and 22 others joined the army in Texarkana and got on a train for Fort Crockett in Galveston. At one point the train pulled over on the siding and sat there for 4 1/2 hours, then it started back to Texarkana. When they arrived at Texarkana, they were told that the war was over and they were no longer needed and they were given two days pay. His is the only one of the group still living and thinks that must be a record for the shortest length of time to serve in the army.
Lusher is one of seven children born to Joseph Henry Hubbard and
Bessie Lucas. Lusher mother was the daughter of John Mitchell
Lucas, who was born in Pennsylvania and served in the Union Army during
the Civil war. After the war he was stationed in Washington,
D C when Lincoln was shot. The children of Joseph Henry Hubbard and
Bessie Lucas were:
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