Dr. Arthur John HUBBARD MD 1856 - 1935
First child of John Waddington HUBBARD and Emma EVANS
Born 7th November 1856 at Market Bosworth, Leicestershire
Died 4.30pm, Sunday 3rd February 1935 at Littledean, Gloucestershire.
Buried in the Churchyard there.
Married Charlotte Marian VIZARD 10 July 1888 at St Paul's Church, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, by the Rev E. J. GALLOP.
She was sixth daughter of Edward VIZARD of Dursley, Gloucestershire
Link to their marriage press reports
1, Mary Waddington HUBBARD b+d 27 April 1889
2, John Waddington HUBBARD 15 January 1896 - 8 December 1988
3, George Edward HUBBARD 31 July 1897 - 3 March 1977
4, Frances Ann HUBBARD 6 December 1899 - 24 February 1985
5, Arthur Benoni HUBBARD 20 January 1902 - 8 February 1946
Details of training etc. from the Medical Dictionary of 1925
“HUBBARD - Arthur John, Hill House, Pleasant Stile, Newnham, Glos. - M.D. Durh. 1887; M.B. 1885; L.R.C.P. London 1883; M.R.C.S. Eng. 1883; L.S.A. 1882, (St. Thos. and Newcastle-on Tyne;) late Hon. Med. Off. Kings Coll. Hosp. Convalesc. Home; Ass. Surg. Lond. Rifle V. Brig.; Joint Author (with G. Hubbard) 'Neolithic Dewponds and Cattleways' 1905; Author, 'The Fate of Empires' 1913; 'Succession of the Canonical Gospels' Treas. Mag 1919; 'Antitoxic Serums as Blood Coagulants,' Phys. & Surg. 1900; 'Prehistoric Man on the Downs' (with G. Hubbard) Cornhill Mag. 1906.
Educated at University College School in North London and at Durham University and qualified as a medical practitioner with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He was brought up as an agnostic but in young adulthood became a Christian after reading John's Gospel. He travelled fairly extensively to the Balkans (like his better-known cousin Arthur Evans) and to Iceland. He met his future wife at Hemel Hempstead and was in general practice there with a surgery in the Marlowes. From Hemel Hempstead he went to general practice in Notting Hill from which he retired at a relatively early age in 1910.”
Pleasant Stile, Littledean
He moved to Hill House, Pleasant Stile, Littledean to engage in writing. However his skills as a doctor were soon required and his activities included the setting up of the Dilke Memorial Hospital. He was also Church Warden at St Ethelbert's Church, Littledean.
1.Neolithic Dew Ponds and Cattle Ways 1905 (co-authored with his brother George Hubbard FSA; FRIBA.) 1) Letters to the Times 2) A letter to a Reader.
2.The Fate of Empires 1913 (being an inquiry into the stability of civilisation.)
3.The Ultimate Epoch 1928 (Four essays - The ultimate epoch.--The storm on the Lake of Galilee.--The succession of the canonical Gospels.--The historical origin of the custom of early morning communion.)
4.The Authentic Dreams of Peter Blobbs M.D. 1916 A collection of family dreams.
Arthur John Hubbard
Gravestone at Littledean, Gloucestershire
TO THE MEMORY OF ARTHUR JOHN HUBBARD M.D.
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 3RD 1935 AGED 78 YEARS
ALSO OF CHARLOTTE MARIAN HIS WIFE
WHO DIED MARCH 28TH 1940 AGED 80 YEARS
ALSO OF ARTHUR BENONI THEIR YOUNGEST SON WHO DIED 8TH FEBRUARY 1946 AGED 44 YEARS
BURIED AT BOTTESFORD, LINCS.
THEY SHALL BEHOLD THE
LAND OF FAR DISTANCE. Isa.33