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Hubbard H. Church (1831-1911)
Born in Richford,Vt., came to Bay City in 1871, engaged in shipbuilding.

Biography, 1883. - Added March, 2012.

History of Bay County, Michigan - 1883.


was born in Richford, Vt., April 4, 1831, and remained with his parents until 1853, when he moved to Michigan City, Ind.; in 1858 to Cleveland, remaining there until 1871, when he came to Bay City and engaged in ship building. He built the Bay City Dry Dock in 1876, which he operated a short time, and sold out to Judge Campbell. He is at present engaged in rebuilding the tug “Witch of the West” for Captain William Gordon.

1874 built shipyard. - Added March, 2012.

The Bay County Story: From Footpaths to Freeways – Arndt, 1982.

Page 165.

In 1874 a shipyard and dry dock was built at the foot of Atlantic, just west of the Essexville boundary line, by Hubbard Church and S. J. Tripp. It operated under numerous owners until in the 1890s it became known as the Bay City Dry Dock and Shipyard, under ownship of James and James E. Davidson. This for years was a sister enterprise to the Davidson Shipyard on the West Side, which today is the expansion acquisition area of the Veterans Memorial Park. The Bay City Dry Dock tract was bought by the city some years back for location there of the municipal sewage disposal plant.

Additional Notes.

    1855 – Ohio Marriages: Cuyahoga.

  • Hubbard Church married on Dec. 16, 1855, to Mary Ann Walker.

    1879 – Directory: Bay City, Mich.

  • Church, Hubbard H. – ship carpenter, res s e cor Trumbull and Woodside ave.

    1883 – Directory: Bay City, Mich.

  • Church, Frrderick – sawyer .
  • Church, Frederick H, - painter, bds 608 S. Lincoln.
  • Church, George – laborer, bds Union City Hotel.
  • Church, Hubbard H. - ship carpenter, res 1906 Woodside ave.

    1911 – Ohio Deaths: Cleveland, Cuyahogo Co.

  • Hubbard H. Church, died May 11, 1911.

    1932 – Ohio Deaths: Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co.

  • Florence L. Jones, age 82 years, daughter of Hubbard H. Church, died Sep. 9, 1932. Spouse: Edward T. Jones.
Related Pages/Notes

Related Pages:
Bay City Dry Dock
Campbell, Robert J.
Davidson, James E.
Tripp, Samuel J.
People Referenced
Campbell, Judge
Church, Florence (dau)
Church, Frederick
Church, Frederick H.
Church, George
Church, Hubbard H (subject)
Davidson, James
Davidson, James E.
Gordon, William
Jones, Edward T. (s-inlaw)
Tripp, Samuel J.
Walker, Mary A. (wife)
Subjects Referenced
Bay City, MI
Bay City Dry Dock
Cleveland, OH
Cuyahoga County, OH
Davidson Shipyard
Essexville, MI
J. R. Hall mill
Michigan City, IN
Richford, VT
Union City Hotel
Veterans Memorial Park
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