Dr. Hezekiah Bingham Hulbert (1842-1915)
of Bay City, MI and native of Denmark, N.Y.
1915 death/bio. Contributed by Jim Petrimoulx, Jan., 2008.
Bay City Times - February 9, 1915 (Page 4)
Dr. H. B. Hulbert
Was Civil War Veteran
Pioneer Citizen Is Dead At Home
Born in New York in 1842
Ill of Paralysis
Health Broken by Service in the Army: Was Prominent in Church Circles
Dr. Hezekiah Bingham Hulbert, a veteran of the Civil war and a prominent citizen of Bay City, died at 10 o’clock yesterday morning, at the family residence 813 North Lincoln avenue. Paralysis caused his death, following a lingering illness. He was 73 years old.
Dr. Hulbert was born in Denmark, New York December 3, 1842 the son of John M. and Anne R. Hulbert. He spent his early boyhood at Denmark until he had completed his education . He apprenticed himself to Dr. S. M. Robertson and with whom he studied to perfect him in dentistry.
At the outbreak of the Civil war, he attempted to enter the service but was restrained for the time, but did enlist in 1864 and served with honor until the close of the war, when he received an honorable discharge. He returned from the war broken in health, from the effects of which he never entirely recovered. Going to Grand Rapids he took up the practice of dentistry in company with the late Dr. J.C. Buchanan, continuing for a short time, and later removing to Uniontown, Pa. Continued his practice there. Early in 1868 he removed to Bay City, again engaging in his profession which he followed continuously in this city until stricken with paralysis February 7, 1912, a service in this city without interruption of 44 years . Since this last date he has been confined to his home with constantly failing health.
Dr. Hulbert was a pioneer citizen.
Dr. Hulbert has been for years a member of the First Baptist church of this city. He was superintendent of the Baptist Sunday school when the association occupied the old church, then on the site of the present Hawley Dry Goods Co. and later his activities were instrumental in bringing about the building up and growth of the Patterson Mission, now the Patterson Memorial church. In his home church he has been a deacon for many years and at the time of his death was deacon emeritus.
Dr. Hulbert was married September 30, 1869 to Hattie Van Campen. Two children William R. Hulbert now of San Diego, California and Lula D. Hulbert, afterwards Mrs. C. H. Slocum, now deceased were a result of this marriage. In 1883 Dr. Hulbert was again married to Miss Lizzie Lloyd and after her death he married the widow of his late brother, Mrs. Julia L. Hulbert at Grand Rapids, May 17,1904, who with his son William R. Hulbert of San Diego and a stepson Charles L. Hulbert of this city survive him.
The funeral will be held at the family residence 813 North Lincoln avenue tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Interment will be in Elm Lawn cemetery.
Burial: Elm Lawn Cem., Bay City, Bay, MI.
None at this time.
Hulbert, Anne R. (mother)
Hulbert, John (father)
Hulbert, Charles (step-son)
Hulbert, Lula D. (dau.)
Hulbert, Wm. (son)
Lloyd, Lizzie (3rd wife)
Slocum, C.H. Mrs. (2nd wife)
Robertson, S.M. Dr.
VanCampen, Hattie (wife)
Bay City, MI
Elm Lawn Cemetery
First Baptist Ch.
Grand Rapids, MI
Hawley Dry Goods Co.
Patterson Memorial Ch.
San Diego, CA