Nunda Herald, March 31, 1904
One of the Oldest Residents of Algonquin Township Passes Away.
Henry Tubbs died at his home in Algonquin, Ill., Friday, March 25, 1904. He was aged 82 years, 7 months and 9 days.
Deceased was born near Rome, Oneida county, N.Y., and was one of fifteen children, of whom three brothers still remain. He came to Illinois in 1838 and moved to Algonquin in 1850, where he has since resided. He was united in marriage to Miss Sarah A. Barker, Feb. 28, 1843, who died Feb. 1, 1898. Their union was blessed with eight children, of whom four survive them- Mrs. R.H. McKee and Albert Tubbs of Algonquin, Mrs. J.L. Buck of Fredericksburg, Ia., and Mrs. L.A. Rose of Anawa, Wis. he leaves to morn his death, besides the four children, seventeen grandchildren and none great grandchildren, besides numerous comrades. Funeral services were held at the house. Rev. B.D. Fay, presiding elder of the Free Methodist Conference, assisted by Rev. J. W. Hill of Algonquin, officiated. Interment was beside his wife in Algonquin cemetery.
His death is deeply felt by his many friends and he will be missed by his fellow-men. He had a kind and loving disposition, with a good word for all, and malice toward none. His friends are sincere in their sympathy for those in the family whom he has left behind. His was one of the earlier types of rugged character and sterling honesty which characterized the pioneers of Illinois, and he leaves the proudest heritage of which any man can boast - a good name.