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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Robert Tubbs



   The death of Robert B. Tubbs took place in Gladwin last Saturday. Mr. Tubbs had been in a feeble condition since last February, when he was stricken with paralysis. He had recovered sufficiently, however, to move about, until a few weeks previous to his death, when he was again confined to his bed. Mr. Tubbs had often said that if he become helpless he did not desire to live longer, and his wish was gratifield in this respect. Robert Bailey Tubbs was born in Southport, New York, in 1834. In 1855 he married Zillah Edsall at Holly, Mich. She died in 1872. To them five children were born, two of whom are living: William B. Tubbs of this city and Robert E. Tubbs of Mt. Pleasant.

   Mr. Tubbs was a soldier, organizing a company at Grand Blanc, at the beginning of the Civil war. He was lieutenant in the 8th Michigan cavalry and in that capacity was presented by the citizens of Grand Blanc with a sword. He lived most of his life in Oakland and Genesee counties, and spent his last years here in Gladwin, living with his son, W. B.

   He was one of the first lumbermen in this county, having camps on the Little Cedar and on the Tobacco, 38 years ago. His latter years were spent in farming, working as long as health permitted. He enjoyed seeing things grow. His life was a busy one; he was a great worker, happiest when at work. He was of strong determination, finishing what he started whatever the difficulies. His strong constitution broke down with the last year, however failing .

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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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