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22 March 2016

Richard W. Cubbedge: Sketch of the Life of the Deceased

cubbedge16976phThe obituary for Richard W. Cubbedge states he was born "in Savannah [Georgia] about sixty-five years ago." The 1870 Bibb County, Georgia Federal census suggests Richard was born about 1829 in South Carolina.

Mr. Cubbedge's obituary (shared below) also lists his living children.  A daughter, Metta, passed away almost fourteen years before.  She is profiled here.

Macon Telegraph (Georgia)
15 June 1891, Pg. 6

RICHARD W. CUBBEDGE

DIED AT HIS RESIDENCE YESTERDAY EVENING.

Sketch of the Life of the Deceased - He Was Well Known and Liked in Macon - Many Years Resident and Business Man.

Mr. R. W. Cubbedge, one of the best known and most popular citizens of Macon, died at 5 o'clock yesterday evening.

He had been lingering for many days and his death was not unexpected, but none the [l]ess regretted, by the people of Macon.

Until his past serious attack, about three weeks ago, Mr. Cubbedge seemed to be in fairly good health, but a complication of liver, kidney and other disorders caused him to fail rapidly after being confined to his bed.

Mr. Richard W. Cubbedge was born in Savannah about sixty-five years ago.  More than half his life, however, had been spent in Macon.

At the beginning of the war, Mr. Cubbedge was made cashier of a savings bank which did business until 1865, after which he entered an insurance and brokerage firm, the style of which was Cubbedge, Caldwell & Co., and afterward Cubbedge, Hazlehurst & Co.

About ten years ago Mr. Cubbedge engaged by himself in the real estate, rental and insurance business, which he was conducting up to the time of his last illness.

When the Bibb county Board of Education was first organized in 1873 Mr. Cubbedge was its secretary and he was an active member of the board up to the time of his death.  During his long service on the board he was always watchful of the educational interests of Bibb county and was ever on the alert to see that the school funds were properly utilized.

Mr. Cubbedge leaves behind him a wife, two sons, Clarence H. and R. W. Cubbedge, Jr., and two daughters, Mrs. George S. Obear and Miss Fannie Cubbedge.

He was a man of warm sympathies, strict business integrity and generous heart.  On countless occasions he put himself to inconvenience in order to accommodate others, and he will always be remembered for the kindly spirit which he cherished for all that knew him.

The funeral take [will] take place this afternoon, at 5 o'clock from the First Baptist Church.

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