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Photograph Showcase: William Perry Huband

HUBAND, William Perry
William Perry Huband

William Perry Huband is my 3rd great-grandfather.  He was born 12 October 1826 in Arrow, Warwickshire, England.  In 1851, William married Ann Jeffery in Daventy, Northhamptonshire, England.  William and Ann had eight children while still living in England, including my 2nd great-grandfather, Heber Albert Huband.

In 1869, the Huband family left England for America.  They settled in Cache County, Utah, where they had two additional children.  William died 24 September 1872 in Logan, Cache, Utah.  Sadly, he fell from the roof of a home he was building.  At the time of his death, Ann was expecting their tenth child.

This photo was found in my Grandmother’s collection.  It was filed in a folder she labeled “Huband”.  The photo has a rather large fingerprint across it that I was able to edit out.  Here is the original scan:

HUBAND, William Perry, original



Happy Thursday, have you scanned a photo lately?  xoxo



16 thoughts on “Photograph Showcase: William Perry Huband”

  1. His death was so unfortunate for his wife & family & at such a young age. Your scan certainly took out the fingerprint leaving a very nice photo of him. You are so lucky to have all of these family photographs. Your family will cherish your work.

    1. Thank you, Amy! I’m not sure. I haven’t found her on the 1880 census. In 1900 she is living with her daughter and son-in-law. I also haven’t read all of the histories of William and Ann. I need to do that, I’m guessing the answer is in there somewhere. Yes, so sad.

  2. I guess, given how long they had been married, that some of the children at least were of working age, so she wouldn’t be trying to support everyone alone. Not that it diminishes the family’s loss, but it means they mightn’t have been destitute.
    As an aside, William had the most amazing pale eyes.

    1. I hope you are right. Their oldest child was a son, but he died at 2 1/2. Then they had a daughter who was 18 when her father died. The next child was a son who died at age 4. Then the next three children were boys (including my own 2nd great-grandfather, Heber) who were aged 14, 12, and 9 at the time of their father’s death. I’m hoping they were good helpers who could help with chores but also sad at the thought they likely had to work very hard to help keep their family together.

      Yes! I thought the very same thing about William’s eyes!!

      1. Oh no, I assumed they were all living (silly really) and probably went to work at 14 like my ancestors seemed to. Even in my parents’ generation, the kids’ income seemed to be needed to keep families afloat. Further education was just a dream for so many. ☹️

        1. That is the story in so much of tree as well, Su. Opportunities for children, youth, and young adults were so very limited, well and for adults also. And yes, the children’s income was necessary for most families. It’s heartbreaking to me. I’m so grateful that my own children are surrounded by resources and opportunities. I just hope they will never forget that their privilege followed centuries of want and need.

  3. I saw you mentioned the missing 1880 census listing for the widowed Ann and her children in a comment here. I don’t remember ever seeing the name Heber and thought it an unusual first name which would be easy to search with. My mistake. It appears it was a very common name in Cache County. I’m sorry to say I was a bit too confident in my abilities to find people others couldn’t find.

    1. Haha. I can relate to that feeling well. Although in this case, I certainly haven’t exhausted all of the research possibilities for tracking down that census. This family is on my Dad’s side. There are so many cousins researching on this side that I tend to just focus on preservation work and being familiar with the people so I can understand the treasures I am processing from my Grandmother’s collection. I focus my more thorough research time on my Mom’s side because I have very, very few cousins working on those branches. 🙂

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