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CHUBB, Henry S.
Presented by Nancy Rayburn
Author: The History of Florida: Past & Present, The Lewis Publishing Co., 1923, Vol. II pg.185
CHUBB, HENRY S. was a pioneer citizen of Orange County, and his name and
service are recalled over the state chiefly because of the effective work he
did as a leader and organizer of the republican party.
He was born in Wisconsin in 1858, but in early childhood his parents
returned to their native state of Vermont where he grew to manhood. He
attended the common schools of St. Johnsbury, also the Vermont Methodist
Seminary, where he finished a course in 1878. Soon afterward at the age of
twenty-one he came to Florida. For a time he lived at Orange Park, then at
Tampa, and he came to Winter Park as manager of the Fairbanks-Morse Company’s
real estate and grove interests. He located there in 1884. Mr. CHUBB served
as a member of the council and mayor of Winter Park and for several years was
a trustee of Rollins College. President McKinley appointed him receiver of
the United States Land Office at Gainesville, and later recorder, and he
continued to serve in that capacity through the republican administration and
one year of the Wilson administration. On leaving office he put out an orange
grove in the district south of Miami, and while engaged in that work died in
1918 at the age of sixty.
He became state chairman of the republican party of Florida in 1899,
and also served as national committeeman. He had the gift of leadership, and
was a man of high political ideals and the republican party is permanently
indebted to his services in Florida. He was affiliated with the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows and was a member of the Grand Lodge, was an Elk and a
member of the Congregational Church.
In Vermont, he married Miss ANNIE WATERS, who survives him. They were
the parents of the following children: HENRY S., Jr., who was mayor of Winter
Park when he died; LELAND M., GEER B., KENMORE W., KATHLEEN, and LAWRENCE S.
LELAND M. CHUBB served as postmaster of Winter Park, was born in a log
cabin there, when Winter Park was a primitive village, on February 28, 1885.
As a boy he attended public school, had a business college course, and took up
electrical work and for two years was connected with the Orlando Electric
Light Company. Mr. CHUBB was first appointed postmaster of Winter Park in
1908. He was in office six years, and for several years following was engaged
in the real estate business and also followed mercantile pursuits in Winter
Park. In March, 1922, he was again appointed postmaster. He was republican
candidate for presidential elector in 1920. Mr. CHUBB is a member of the
Modern Woodmen of America and the Congregational church.
In 1909 at Winter Park he married Miss BARBARA FLYE. They have three
children, LELAND M., Jr., HENRY S. and JAMES KENNETH.
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