Bio: Clarence W. Chubb (1854  - ?)

Transcribed by Janet



----Source: 1918 History of Clark Co., WI, by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge, pg. 469-470.

CLARENCE W. CHUBB, an enterprising farmer of Lynn Township, residing in Section 10, is a man who has attained prosperity after many years of hard work and in spite of discouragements and misfortunes. He was born in Dodge County, Wis., June 25, 1854, his parents being 0. P. and Lucy (Cobb) Chubb.

O. P. Chubb was born in Vermont, and spent the first eleven years of his life among the hills and mountains of that state. His father, whose name was Newman Chubb, then came West with his family to Waukesha, Wis., which place was then known as Prairieville. The family was not a small one, as O. P. had six brothers and two sisters, namely: Osgood, David, Oliver, Charles, Colinan, Sardine, Laura and Josephine. He lived at Prairieville until he was about 22 years old, and then he and his brother David took a homestead of 200 acres of wild land. This was about 1852, and. at or near the same time he was united in marriage with Lucy Cobb, they beginning domestic life on the new homestead. She was born in Troy, N. Y., a daughter of George N. Cobb, a farmer who came with his family from Buffalo on a sailing vessel by way of the Great Lakes, settling in Summit Township, Waukesha County, Wis. O. P. Chubb often took grain to Milwaukee by way of Watertown, from which place there was a plank road to Milwaukee-a distance of forty-six miles. This road was planked over half its width only, the planked portion being on the right side for loaded wagons going into Milwaukee, the unloaded one coming out taking the dirt road whenever they passed a loaded wagon. Clarence W. Chubb remained at home with his parents until he was 23 years old. He had attended the district school and been graduated from the academy at Oconomowoc.


On Oct. 2,1878, he was married at Seven-Mile Creek, west of Fond du Lac, to Mary Holmes, a daughter of Henry B. Holmes. Six months later he came to Clark County alone and bought his present farm of 120 acres in Section 10, Lynn Township. Here he found the surroundings so primitive that he had to chop a road over which to haul lumber for building a house. He also built a barn 40 by 50 feet in size, which seemed to his neighbors such a prodigious structure that they laughed heartily, saying that he would never be able to raise enough to fill it. Time, however, put them in the wrong, as he has since built three such barns, all constructed of steel and cement, and with modern equipment. After thus working and leading a bachelor's life on his place for six months, Mr. Chubb went back for his wife and brought her to the farm. For eight years, subsequently, he spent the winters logging in the woods and the springs' in working on the drive. He had lived on his farm about five years when his house burned down and he lost everything it contained but his family. He still retained his nerve and courage, however, and soon erected the residence in which he now lives. His place is well improved and he has long since got through with hard pioneer work, though still finding plenty to do in raising crops and live stock. He has attained a prominent place in the township, having served for the last thirty years as justice of the peace, and having also held the offices of assessor and director on the school board. He and his wife have two children-Arthur O., born July 15, 1879, who is residing at home, and Clarence W., Jr., born Dec. 16, 1881, who married Annie Goeden, and is now operating a farm next to his father's.



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