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Stubbs, William Olascott, ?-1930

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Mary S Taylor

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:30 am    Post subject: Stubbs, William Olascott, ?-1930 Reply with quote

Pacific Grove High Tide, CA Aug. 22, 1930, p1
W.G. Stubbs Passes Away
Community Pays Respect to Memory of Faithful Public Servant

Following an illness of several months, city clerk William Olascott Stubbs passed away at his home here Monday morning. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon. Stubbs was a native of England, 60 years of age, the third son of Captain Edward Stubbs, R-N. He came to the United States early in his youth, and resided in California for many years. Before coming to Pacific Grove, some three years ago, he held a responsible position with a large California oil corporation in Coalinga. In that city he was very popular and leaves many there friends to mourn his passing. Few men have come to Pacific Grove that so immediately established themselves in the heart of the community as he did. Stubbs was a willing and conscientious worker, public-spirited and friendly. He had a keen sense of humor and continually manifested such an abundance of genuine good will that he soon became one of the city’s most popular figures. Upon the resignation of city clerk O.E. Barker in 1928, Stubbs was appointed in his place. He filled the post so capably and conscientiously that he was elected to the post without opposition the following Apri. It was his intensive devotion to his duties that probably hastened his death. He was taken ill during May. When the city assessment roll was being prepared last moth, he returned to the office for a brief period each day in order to supervise the work. He then suffered a relapse and never recovered. Deceased was a member of the Masonic lodge and of the local St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Episcopal church. He was prominent in the church affairs and one of the most loyal workers in the parish. Funeral services were held from St. Mary’s church Wednesday at 3:30 o’clock, and were attended by many local people, including all members of the city administration and a large delegation from the local Masonic lodge. There was a great wealth of beautiful floral tributes, emblematic of the high esteem to which Mr. Stubbs was held by all who knew him. Dr. Albert E. Clay, rector of St. Mary’s officiated. He was assisted by Rev. Mr. Reed of the Trinity church, San Jose, former rector at Coalinga. Gordon L. Wilson, choirmaster and organist, was at the organ, and the t Mary’s choir took part in the simple, beautiful ceremony. Pall bearers were: G.W. Webber, City Treasurer, I.C. Fisher, C.W. Olmsted, W.J. Crabbe, James Parke and Col. J.I. Malbee. Following the services at the church, the long funeral procession proceeded to El Carmelo Cemetery where internment took place. Following a brief benediction by Dr. Clay, the impressive Masonic ritual was performed by officers and members of the local lodge. W.G. Stubbs leaves to mourn his loss, his widow, Mrs. Orrell Stubbs, and a daughter, Miss Dorothy Stubbs, both of Pacific Grove; two sisters living in England, Miss May Stubbs and Mrs. Howard Mayes; a brother and sister in South America, Warden Stubbs and Elizabeth Stubbs; and a brother, Charles Stubbs, who lives at Byron, California.

William G. Stubbs, married GC, age 60, died in Monterey County on Aug. 18, 1930, #43438
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