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ahwt

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Above are three medium size pitchers that all have a narrow neck ranging in size from a little under 7 inches to 9 ½ inches at the tip of the spout. I am not sure if the narrow neck had a purpose other than a pleasing design. We normally use these pitchers with something that is easy to clean as the narrow spout while aesthetically pleasing makes it hard to clean.

The pitcher in the middle has an interesting inscription; “George S Hubbard from his relatives” and what appears to be a later engraved inscription “ Anna to George A Hubbard”. I think that George S. is the grandfather, Anna is daughter and George A is Anna’s son.

The pitcher was made by Wood and Hughes. This pitcher is in coin and I think Wood and Hughes changed to sterling sometime in the early 1870s.

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wev
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This seems to fit.

George Stocking Hubbard (21 Mar 1813-10 May 1894) married Elizabeth Ann Arnold (18 Apr 1811- 16 Aug 1900) on 4 Sep 1839 at Middletown CT.

Their son George A. was born 26 Dec 1841 in Wadesboro NC, where his father was a merchant. He married Caroline M. Thayer (24 Apr 1839-22 Feb 1913) in 1864. He died 17 Oct 1915.

Their daughter Anna Elizabeth was also born there on 15 May 1851. She never married and died in Middletown on 17 Jan 1902.

By 1854, the family had returned to Middletown and turned to farming.

It is possible that the ewer went to Anna as part of her dower. As she never wed, perhaps she passed it along to her brother on his silver wedding anniversary?

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ahwt

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Thanks for that information. It is interesting that the piece stayed in the family and also how they moved around.

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bascall

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The ewer appears to have gone through one more known pair of hands and that is Isabel E Hubbard who was George A Hubbard's wife at the time of his death. In his will, she was made the sole executrix and all of the estate was left to her. The will was proved on 1 November 1915. Judging by the 1910 U S Federal Census, the second wife was George A Hubbard's widowed housekeeper Isabel Nugent.

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ahwt

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Bascall, thanks for that interesting information. I sometimes wish objects had an accessible memory, but inscriptions do help. I always cringe a little when I see a removal of one.
The word ewer seems to be most appropriate for pitchers that have a narrow neck.

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June Martin
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Beautiful pieces and wonderful detective work on the inscription.

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 06-18-2019 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks June I am glad you liked it. It really is nice that WEV and Bascall are around to decipher these threads to the past.
My law school used to have a site that included an alumnus listing by class year. It included current addresses and was a nice way to find out where your classmates are now living and if they were still alive. Recently they changed the content so that when you die you are erased from the record.
That seems to me to be a bit like inscription removal.
I asked them why and they just said they thought it was appropriate. They did send me a complete listing of my classmates so at least they did not erase the dead from their private records.

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