A portrait and biography of Charles C. Tubbs, Harlem, MT, businessman, is included in "Montana, Its Story and Biography", Vol 3, pages 900 & 901.
Charles was born, 18 Dec 1875, son of Henry Charles & Susan E. (Guild) Tubbs. Henry Charles died in Buffalo, NY, when Charles was 11 years of age. Susan E. Guild was born in Massachusetts, daughter of Harrison Guild, and married Henry Charles Tubbs in Buffalo, NY. Children of Henry C. and Susan Tubbs: Hattie Belle (Mrs. J.E. Hitchcock, Long Beach, CA), Charles C. (Harlem, MT), Sarah A. (Mrs. Bert Bernard, Buffalo, NY), Olive (Mrs. Charles Sneider, Palo Alto, CA), Harrison C. (died on his ranch at Woody Island, MT).
Charles C. Tubbs spent his early years at Buffalo, NY, but at age 12 began working and contributing to the family. At age 14 he left his family home and drove a milk wagon in the city, and later was employed as a dairyman. On Mar 1893 he arrived in Glasgow, MT, where he found work with a Mr. McVey. He left Glasgow and found work in Harlem building an irrigation dam for Mr. Everett. He stayed three years with Mr. Everett and then started an independent business career. He entered a homestead near Harlem, secured a patent, and traded it for thoroughbred shorthorn cattle and took up a ranch on Woody Island Creek. During the cold weather of 1906-1907 he lost half the herd so in the following year he disposed of his cattle and continued raising horses until 1911 when he sold his ranch and stock. He bought the Charles Reed livery barn at Harlem and was engaged in the livery, feed, and dray business. He was agent of the Mutual Oil Company and in 1920 established Tubbs Oil Company for the sale and distribution of petroleum products.
On 28 Aug 1898, Chinook, MT, Charles married Miss Maloney McDaniel, born 23 Feb 1877, near Medford, OR, daughter of John and Priscilla E. (French) McDaniel. Children of Charles and Maloney Tubbs: Susan E.
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