1860–1943

Introduction

Born: 1860, Al­ba­ny, New York.

Died: Ju­ly 9, 1943, Al­ba­ny Hos­pi­tal, Al­ba­ny, New York.

Buried: Oak­wood Ce­me­te­ry, Troy, New York.

Biography

Frances was the wife of Mur­ray Hub­bard, and mo­ther of at­tor­ney and U.S. Com­mis­sion­er Ma­jor Les­ter T. Hub­bard.

She was ed­u­cat­ed at Scho­harie Acad­e­my, and lat­er stu­died French, mu­sic and dra­ma un­der pri­vate teach­ers and the New York State Col­lege for Teach­ers.

Hubbard be­longed to the Gan­se­voort Chap­ter, Daugh­ters of the Am­er­i­can Re­vo­lu­tion; the Al­ba­ny Col­o­ny of New Eng­land Wo­men; the Pi Gam­ma Nu So­cial Sci­ence Hon­or­a­ry So­ci­e­ty; the Troy Ci­ty Club; Mon­day Mu­sic­al Club; and the West­min­ster Pres­by­ter­i­an Church.

During World War I, she was a ser­geant in Red Cross ser­vice.

In 1939, the Na­tion­al So­ci­e­ty of New Eng­land Wo­men hon­ored her with an award for dis­ting­uished service.

Works

She con­trib­ut­ed prose and po­ems to the Troy, New York, Times, for ma­ny years, and wrote a col­umn for the Al­ba­ny Ar­gus.

She com­posed songs, an­thems, can­ta­tas and church pa­geants, and the al­ma ma­ter of the State Col­lege for Teach­ers, Col­lege of the Em­pire State. In ad­di­tion, she wrote a light op­e­ra which was per­formed at the New York ex­ec­u­tive man­sion at the re­quest of Gov­er­nor Mill­er.

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