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George G. Grubb

George G. Grubb died early on the morning of Tuesday, 7th inst. He was born in Greys Ferry, Philadelphia, in 1808, and was from the family of Mr. Curtis Grubb, who came to this country with the party who accompanied Wm. Penn, the founder of Philadelphia, in 1699. Mr. Grubb began life as a clerk in the post office in Philadelphia. He was married to a daughter of Mr. Davis in 1830. Shortly afterwards he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he resided for some years, when he returned to Philadelphia and after a short stay he again moved west, settling this time in Springfield, Ill., and from their to Chicago, where he is said to have amassed considerable wealth, with which he returned to Philadelphia in 1857, and engaged extensively in the manufacture of fine upholstery goods, in which business he met with great success, but on account of the illness of his wife he disposed of his interest in his native town and removed to Minnesota where his wife died. Mr. Grubb then removed to Chicago, where he engaged in the real estate business, in which he succeeded in amassing a large amount of property, which he afterwards lost on account of an unwise partnership. He was married to the widow of the late Judge Smalley of Oshkosh, in 1871 and continued to live in Chicago until 1803, when they purchased their home in Chesterton in which they have continued to live till death came. Mr. Grubb has had poor health for many years, latterly he was visited with malarial troubles followed by pneumonia from which he died.

It is said that the father of the deceased was a personal friend of President Washington, with whom he had frequently sat in the same masonic lodge. He cast his first vote for General Jackson in the presidential constest of 1829.

Mr. Grubb was converted and joined the Presbyterian church during his stay in Springfield, Ills., and at the time of his death his name was recorded on the books of the 3rd presbyterian church of Chicago -- Rev. Dr. Kithredge, pastor. He leaves out of a family of nine children, all the issue of his first marriage, five daughters; Elizabeth, widow of Mr. Thos. Levick, of Philadelphia; Maria, widow of Mr. John Harris, of Belifonte, Penn.; Martha, wife of Rev. J. H. Barnard, of Madison, Ind.; Georgette, wife Rev. Dr. Parrott of Boston, Mass., and Helen, wife of Alfred L. Campfield, of Chicago.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wm. West at the M. E. church here, on Thursday morning, Dec. 9th, and the remains were deposited temporarily in the Chesterton cemetery. John Lundberg was funeral director. Mrs. Grubb who is suffering from cataract, has the sympathy of the entire community.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: December 16, 1886
Volume Number: 3
Issue Number: 37
Page: 1
Column(s): 5

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