1860-1943

1860, Albany, New York.

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

Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, New York.

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 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.

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.

  1. O Land, Fair Land
  2. Redeemed of the Lord, The
  3. When on Life’s Stormy Sea
  4. Wild Blew the Wind and Rough the Sea