Born: June 17, 1860, Dev­on­port, Dev­on, Eng­land.

Died: Feb­ru­ary 10, 1960, St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri.

Buried: Val­hal­la Ce­me­te­ry, Bel-Nor, Mis­sou­ri.


Percival was the hus­band of Lou­ise Wal­ston.

He at­tend­ed the Sta­tion­ers’ School in Lon­don, and joined the ci­vil ser­vice in 1878, in the le­gal de­part­ment of the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Board.

He es­tab­lished a cor­res­pon­dence so­ci­e­ty for man­u­script ex­change called the MS Club (1881). He was a mem­ber of the Pro­gres­sive As­so­ci­a­tion, (1882); char­ter mem­ber of the Fa­bi­an So­ci­e­ty (1884); and mem­ber of the Eth­i­cal So­ci­e­ty (1886).

He joined the Lon­don branch of the Fel­low­ship of the New Life, an in­tel­lec­tu­al dis­cus­sion and stu­dy group ded­i­cat­ed to de­vel­op­ing mo­dels of al­ter­na­tive so­ci­e­ties (1884–89).

Chubb em­i­grat­ed to Am­er­i­ca in 1889. He served as a lec­tur­er at Tho­mas Dav­id­son’s School of the Cul­tu­ral Sci­enc­es, Farm­ing­ton, Con­nec­ti­cut; lec­tur­er at the Brook­lyn, New York, Acad­e­my of Arts and Sci­en­ces (1890–92); head of En­glish at the Brook­lyn Man­u­al Train­ing High School (1893–97); prin­ci­pal of the Sec­ond Grade, New York So­ci­e­ty’s Eth­ic­al Cul­ture School (1897); lec­tur­er at the Pratt In­sti­tute and New York Un­i­ver­si­ty; As­so­ci­ate Lead­er, So­ci­e­ty for Eth­ic­al Cul­ture of New York (1897–1910); and Pres­i­dent, Dra­ma League of Am­er­i­ca (1915–20).

After re­tir­ing in 1932, he was pre­s­ident of the Am­er­i­can Eth­ic­al Un­ion (1934–39).




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If you know where to get a good pho­to of Chubb (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?