From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Hubbard '88

Date of birth: 1867

Date of death: January 10, 1914

Age: ~46

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

John Flavel Hubbard was admitted to the Naval Academy from New York on September 5, 1884 at age 17 years 2 months.


From Find A Grave:

The Evening Star Saturday, March 21, 1914
Body Of Naval Officer On Way To Washington

Commander John Flavel Hubbard to Be Buried in Arlington National Cemetery

The body of Commander John Flavel Hubbard, United States Navy, who died January 10 in Hong Kong, is on its way to Washington for interment in Arlington Cemetery. The Navy Department is expecting word of the arrival of the casket containing the remains at any moment. Funeral arrangements will then be made.

The body, on arrival will be taken without ceremony, directly to the receiving vault in Arlington. The obsequies, attended with military honors, will follow, probably the same day.

Owing to the absence of all warships from Washington harbor, the military escort will not be large. A battalion of marines and the Marine Band will form part of the cortege.

Commander Hubbard, who was in command of the 3d Divison of the Asiatic fleet, was in command of the gunboat Wilmington when he was taken ill. He was relieved of his command three weeks before his death and taken to a hospital on shore, where he died. A complication of diseases was the cause of death. His body was brought back to the United States on board the transport Logan.

Commander Hubbard was forty-six years old. He was born in Norwich, New York and was the son of the late John Flavel Hubbard, one-time State Senator.

He entered the Naval Academy in 1884, was on board the monitor Terror during the Spanish American War, with the rank of Lieutenant and attained the rank of Commander October 23, 1909. Previous to his assignment to the Asiatic station he was in charge of Boston recruiting station. He was also the naval representative at the two Boston aviation meets.

He married Miss Emma Benham MacGregor, who survives him, with two children [John Hubbard and Malcolm Hubbard (1906-1993)].


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Naval Cadet, 5 September, 1884. Ensign, 1 July, 1890. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, 14 March, 1898. Lieutenant, 3 March, 1899.

Class of 1888

John is one of 4 members of the Class of 1888 on Virtual Memorial Hall.