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Posted By: Jean Kramer (email)
Date: 5/18/2004 at 13:58:37

Biography reproduced from page 96 of Volume II of the History of Kossuth County written by Benjamin F. Reed and published in 1913:

Charles Evrard Chubb, a civil engineer by profession, has since 1904 been more or less prominently identified with the drainage work carried on in Kossuth county. He is now serving in the capacity of county surveyor for the second term. His birth occurred in Algona, Iowa, on the 10th of June, 1878, his parents being Charles C. and Hattie M. Chubb. He was graduated from Algona high school in June, 1896, and spent the season of 1896 and 1897 in the Northern Iowa Normal School. In the fall of 1897 he entered the University of Minnesota for a course in civil engineering, continuing his studies until May 18, 1901, or about three weeks before commencement, when he left the university to accept a position as assistant engineer in the quartermaster’s department, U. S. A., at Fort Lincoln, North Dakota. The following year he was promoted to the position of civil engineer and superintendent of construction and placed in charge of the remodeling of Fort Snelling, Minnesota. In 1903 he was again transferred to Fort Lincoln in the same capacity, remaining there until the fall of 1904, when he resigned to return to Kossuth county and assist in the drainage work being there carried on, and with which he has ever since been more or less intimately connected.

In 1897 Charles E. Chubb enlisted in Company F, Fifty-second Regiment, Iowa National Guard, but his connection with that body was severed during the time he was in school at Minneapolis and employed by the government. Upon his return from North Dakota, in 1904, he reenlisted in Company F, Fifty-sixth Regiment, Iowa National Guard, and was there promoted, being commissioned a lieutenant on November 28, 1905, and captain of the company on October 10, 1906. In the latter office he served until February 8, 1908, when he resigned and his resignation was accepted.

On the 26th of April, 1909, at Algona, Iowa, Mr. Chubb was united in marriage to Miss Ethel M. Laird, of that place. In 1908 he was elected county surveyor on the republican ticket and in 1910 was reelected to succeed himself in the same office. In 1902 he joined the Masonic fraternity and has since remained a worthy exemplar thereof, belonging to both the York and Scottish rites. Those who know Mr. Chubb personally find him a man to respect and honor. There is in him a reserve force which brings a quiet dignity and yet he is one who leaves the impress of a forceful individuality upon all with whom he comes in contact. He seems to be working out to their fullness the inherent possibilities of his nature for successful accomplishment and yet there is in him the innate modesty which is manifested in every broad-minded man, who measures his work by the great amount that has been done in his special field and the limitless possibilities for accomplishment that remain.


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