24 March 2016

Clarence Cubbedge Fought Illness for Many Months

Clarence Cubbedge was a well known business man in Macon, Georgia.  For more than a decade (at least) he was involved in hardware.  In June of 1912, Clarence took leave of the business for health reasons, but hoped to be back soon.  His decision was posted in a local newspaper, the Macon Telegraph :


Before the end of 1912, Clarence was unfortunately confined to the Georgia State Sanitarium at Milledgeville.  His wife Etta applied for letters of guardianship over his property.  This, too, was posted in the Macon Telegraph.

Finally, in September 1913, Clarence lost his battle.  Per the Macon Telegraph (Georgia), 8 September 1913, pg. 3, as viewed online at GenealogyBank.

For Many Years He Was In Hardware Business In Macon -- A Quiet, Unassuming Man With Many Friends.

Clarence H. Cubbedge, aged 54 years, and for many years engaged in the hardware and crockery business in Macon, died yesterday at a private sanitarium.  He had been in ill health for a long time.

Mr. Cubbedge was born in Macon and for a time he was a member of the firm of Cubbedge and Redding.  He was a modest and unassuming gentleman and one who had a great many friends.

Besides his widow, Mr. Cubbedge leaves four daughters and two sons:  Misses Meta, Fairlie, Annie and Henrietta Cubbedge and Messrs. Clarence and Cooper Cubbedge.  One brother, Richard W. Cubbedge, of Bluefields, W. Va., also survives.

The funeral will be held this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock from the residence, 217 College street, Dr. E. C. Dargan, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Charles H. Lee, rector of St. Paul's church, officiating.  The interment will be made at Rose Hill cemetery.

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



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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