The following is from one of my grandmother's scrap books.The paper was probably the Cheney Free Press, Cheney, Washington.The year was 1938.
DEATH CLAIMS AGED PIONEER Mrs. Emma Hubbard, 81, pioneer resident of the Spangle district, died Wednesday at her home at W1516 Riverside in Spokane, following an illness of several weeks.In failing health since a heart attack last summer, she suffered a light stroke about seven weeks ago and had been confined to her bed since.
She was born October 28, 1857, in Illinois, one of 12 children of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Hoxsey.She was the last surviving member of the family, whose name is synonymous with early Spokane county history.
She moved with her parents to the Spangle district in the 1880's and was married to James R. Hubbard at Spangle in 1885.He died June 5, 1936.As newlyweds, they settled on a homestead five miles south of Cheney.They later moved to Spangle where they lived continually with the exception of two years spent in Cheney when some of the children were in College, until they moved to Spokane four years ago.Nine children were born to them, seven of whom survive.
She was a member of the Christian church of Spangle.Surviving are three sons, Guy H. of Cheney, and Ray G. and Ralph W., both of Spokane; four daughters, Mrs. J. L. Booher of Coeur d' Alene, Mrs. Pete Cornelius of Ronan, Montana, and Mrs. J. A. Schieche and Mrs. A. H. Brewer, both of Spangle; 31 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p. m. from the Hazen and Jaeger funeral home in Spokane.Canon Charles E. Cotton will officiate and interement will be in the Spangle cemetery.