This is from Nellie (Hubbard) Walkinshaw as she told it to me before her death. A bit of Cedar Vale History.
Nellie's father Frank Merwin Hubbard (Dec 28, 1874 to July 24, 1944) went to Cedar Vale KS in 1893 from Carthage, MO where he had been born. His mother's last name was Ball, she was from KY. Frank's father, Alanzo Hammand Hubbard,was from Michigan, he served with Sherman during the Civil War. Alanzo met his wife in the South while on the 'march to the sea'. After the war he returned to Lexington, KY, where they met and were married.
Frank married (April 22, 1905) Addie M Owen ( Dec 25, 1872 to April 6, 1966) born in Des Moines, Iowa. Her father had served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Her father, Mr. Owen, had been shot in the lung during the war amd moved to Carthage, MO for his health, where the climate was move favorable.
Frank Merwin Hubbard, first went to Cedar Vale, KS in1893, he had heard about the Oklahoma strip opening - he was 19 years old when he arrived in Cedar Vale. At that time, C V was the end of the Sante Fe line. He had to wait for the opening of the strip, and needed a job while he waited. When he arrived in Cedar Vale, he left his bag at the station and walked out to find a job. He had no trouble finding a job, since he was well read - even though he had not finished school. He was encouraged to go back to finish school in Carthage, which he did. He finished the 3 or 4 years in one year. He moved back to Cedar Vale after completing school and married. He was then associated with the L.C. Adam Mercantile in Cedar Vale.
Frank taught 7 terms of school, then bought a store in Hooser, KS before he and Addied moved to Cedar Vale. They moved into the house they built in Cedar Vale in 1915. (my note: Nellie lived in that house after the death of her husband, Mr Robert M Walkinshaw (born in Scotland) in the 50's and remained there in the Hubbard home till her death. Nellie had a deep love for Cedar Vale, and wrote about it's history.
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