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1869, in association with Albert M. Hast-
ings and William S. Ailing, he founded
North Mission Sunday School, now North
Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Hubbard married, in 1847, Sarah
L. Peck. For sixty-three years they
walked life's path hand in hand, celebrat-
ing their golden wedding in 1897, their
sixtieth anniversary in 1907, and three
years of the seventh decade had passed
when, in August, 1910, the bonds of love
that had so long bound them were sun-
dered by the death of Mrs. Hubbard at
the age of eighty-three years. Four years
later Mr. Hubbard joined her in that
fairer land, the inheritance of those who
"keep the faith'' as they had kept it
throughout their long and useful lives.
Children : Elizabeth R., married Preston
H. Allen, then of Omaha, Nebraska, now
of Webster Grove, Missouri : William A.,
jr., of further mention ; Mary L., married
Edmund R. Huddleston, of Rochester,
New York ; Helen C, married Charles
Pj. Peck, of Rochester.

William A. Hubbard, Jr., only son of
William A. and Sarah L. (Peck) Hub-
bard, was born in New York City, No-
vember 6, 1850. In 1851 his parents
moved to Rochester, where he has since
resided continuously. After preparation
in public and private schools he com-
pleted his studies at Hamilton College,
beginning active business life with his
father in 1871. Father and son continued
in association as manufacturers of under-
wear for several years, then the younger
man entered the employ of James Mc-
Donell & Company, remaining until the
year 1884. In that year he became identi-
fied with the manufacture of chairs, a
line of activity with which he has been
connected from that date. His business,
established in Rochester in 1870 by I. H.

Dewey, was incorporated as the I. H.
Dewey Furniture Company in 1884, and
at that time Mr. Hubbard became associ-
ated therewith. In 1898 the business was
reorganized as the Hubbard & Eldredge
Company, and again in 1906 as the Hub-
bard, Eldredge & Miller Company, Wil-
liam A. Hubbard, Jr., president. The
company is one of Rochester's largest in-
dustrial plants, using one hundred and
twenty thousand square feet of factory
space in addition to large lumber yards
at Lyell and Dewey streets. Four hun-
dred hands are employed in the manu-
facture of fancy chairs and upholstered
furniture, the output being marketed all
over the United States and Canada.

A Republican in politics, Mr. Hubbard
takes more than a passive interest in
public affairs and manifests the concern
of a good citizen in promoting good gov-
ernment. His aid can always be de-
pended upon in any movement tending to
promote the public good, and in all things
he measures up to the full stature of a
man. He has other large business in-
terests, is a director of the Curtice
Brothers Company, director of the
Rochester Trust and Safe Deposit Com-
pany, and trustee of the Monroe County
Savings Bank. His clubs are the Roches-
ter Country and the University. He is an
elder of Central Presbyterian Church and
in all the activities of that church is
deeply interested. Since 1873 he has
taught a men's Bible class in the Sunday
school, his class now numbering about
two hundred members. For forty-two
years he has led this class in Bible study,
has been constant in attendance, and to
this unselfish form of Christian work has
given of his best. The class is a power
for good in church and city, many mem-
bers having gone out from it to become
useful workers in other fields. Fathers
and sons have sat under his teaching and
in the spiritual strength he has given to



others his own strength has been re-
newed. Mr. Hubbard served the local
Young Men's Christian Association as
director and president of the board for
many years, and is now a member of the
advisory board. Loyal in his devotion
to truth and right living, generous in his
giving, and strong in his integrity, he has
won the highest esteem of his fellow men,
with whom he has lived in close associ-
ation during his entire life.

Mr. Hubbard maried, in 1885, Helen C,
daughter of Dr. Hiram D. Vosburgh, of
Lyons, New York. Children : Evelyn ;
Elizabeth, wife of Andrew R. Sutherland,
of Rochester, New York ; Ruth Porter,
wife of Gideon C. Wolfe, of Scranton,

KELLOGG, Luther Laflin,

Contract Law Espert.

Luther Laflin Kellogg descends from a
very ancient family, and inherits qualities
which have brought him to a prominent
position at the New York bar. The
earliest record of the family in England
is in Debden, County Essex, where Nicho-
las Kellogg was taxed in 1525. The
name appears with a variety of spellings,
including Kelhogge, Kellogue, Kellock,
Calaug, and many others. The name is
supposed to have been formed from two
Gaelic words, meaning lake and cemetery,
making it a place name.

Nicholas Kellogg was born about 1488,
and was buried at Debden, May 17, 1558.
His son, Thomas Kellogg, who resided in
Debden, was probably the father of
Philip Kellogg, who was living in Bock-
ing, County Essex, in 1583. He was the
father of Martin Kellogg, baptized No-
vember 25, 1595. in Great Leigh, and re-
sided there and at Braintree. He mar-
ried, at St. Michaels, in Hertford, 1621,
Prudence Bird, whom he survived. Their
fourth son, Daniel Kellogg, was baptized

February 6, 1630, at Great Leigh, and
was an early settler at Norwalk, Connec-
ticut. He is said to have been the largest
man in the province, seven feet tall, and
of proportionate figure. For many years
he represented Norwalk in the General
Assembly. His second wife, Bridget, was
a daughter of John and Alice Bouton, and
their second son, Samuel Kellogg, born
February 19, 1673, was a prominent citi-
zen of Norwalk. He married Sarah Piatt,
daughter of Deacon John and Hannah
(Carr) Piatt, of Norwalk, and their youn-
gest child, Epenetus Kellogg, lived for
a time on Long Island, but returned to
Norwalk, and lived at "White Oak
Shade." Fie was born June 26, 1719,
died June 19, 1774, in Norwalk. He mar-
ried, in 1740, Jemima Rogers, of Hunt-
ington, New York, who died June 9, 1789.
Their third son, Stephen Kellogg, was
born July i, 1757, in Norwalk, and re-
moved to Troy, New York, where he
died July 30, 1842. He was a farmer, and
a member of St. Paul's Church. He mar-
ried, November 24, 1778, Lydia Bouton,
born January 21, 1758, in Norwalk, died
in Troy, June 28, 1845, daughter of Na-
thaniel and Lydia (Penoyer) Bouton.
Their fifth son, Stephen (2) Kellogg,
born April 26, 1797, in Norwalk, died No-
vember 12, 1845, in Maiden, New York,
where he was a merchant from 1822 to
1833. He removed to Troy, where he
was in the mercantile business about
three years, then returned to Maiden. He
married, January i, 1823, Susan Emeline
Bigelow, born December 5, 1805, in Cole-
brook, Connecticut, daughter of Asa and
Lucy (Isham) Bigelow, died February
13, 1884, in New York City. Their eldest
son, Nathan Kellogg, was born February
18, 1825, in Maiden, and graduated from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy,
March 16. 1841. He was a Presbyterian,
served as supervisor in Ulster county,
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politics. He married, June 12, 1847, '"
Saugerties, New York, Helen Maria Laf-
lin, born April 6, 1826, in Blanford, Mas-
sachusetts, daughter of Luther and Al-
mira (Sylvester) Laflin.

Luther Laflin Kellogg, eldest child of
Nathan and Helen Maria (Laflin) Kel-
logg, was born July i, 1849, in Maiden,
New York. He there grew to maturity,
and received his primary education in the
private schools, entering Rutgers College
at New Brunswick, New Jersey, from
which he graduated in 1870 with the de-
gree of Bachelor of Arts and three years
later received the degree of Master of
Arts. In 1901 Rutgers conferred upon
him the honorary degree of Doctor of
Laws. Having determined upon the pro-
fession of law, Mr. Kellogg entered Col-
umbia Law School, of New York, from
which he received the degree of Bachelor
of Laws in 1872. In the same year he
was admitted to the bar, and began prac-
tice in New York City in 1872, and at the
present time (1916) is the head of the law
firm of Kellogg & Rose. Mr. Kellogg is
particularly known and distinguished at
the bar as a trial lawyer. His specialty
is contract law covering state, municipal
and private contracts. His opinion is
generally received as authority on all
questions relating to this branch of the
law. An examination of the Reports of
the State will show that he has been con-
nected with nearly every noted case of
this nature. He has also been engaged in
arguing before the highest courts of this
State and the United States many ques-
tions involving Constitutional Law.

Mr. Kellogg resides in the City of New
York, where he is a vestryman of All
Angels (Protestant Episcopal) Church,
and is associated with numerous clubs,
including the Manhattan, Players, Lotos,
Church and Fort Orange ; was for several
years president of the Colonial Club ; is
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a member of the Lawyers' Club and the
Delta Phi college fraternity. He is a
member of the American Bar Associ-
ation, the New York State Bar Associ-
ation, the Association of the Bar of the
City of New York, the New York County
Lawyers' Association, and is a life trustee
of Rutgers College. He is at present one
of the members of the Court House
Board, charged with the duty of erecting
the new Court House for New York City.
He is a director of the Colonial Insurance
Company of New York. Politically he
acts with the Democratic party.

Mr. Kellogg married, in New Bruns-
wick, New Jersey, June 10, 1874, Eliza
Stout Mcintosh, born July 12, 1851, in
Buffalo, New York, daughter of General
John B. and Amelia (Stout) Mcintosh,
who died October 5, 1912. Children:
Mcintosh, born May 21, 1875; Helen Laf-
lin, January 4, 1877, died 1884; Luther
Laflin, October 6, 1878, died 1905 ; Lee
Stout, July 19, 1881 ; Elsie Mcintosh,
May 13, 1883; Laura Runyon, February
9, died February 22, 1886.

HANCOCK, Theodore E.,


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