Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sandusky Coal Company

In the early 1890’s, the Sandusky Coal Company had its offices at R. B. Hubbard & Son. Mr. Rollin B. Hubbard and his son were wholesale lumber dealers, located at 903 Water Street in downtown Sandusky.

The 1890 Sandusky City Directory lists R. B. Hubbard as president of The Sandusky Coal Company, as well as the proprietor of R. B. Hubbard & Son. Rollin’s son, Shannon B. Hubbard was the treasurer and manager of The Sandusky Coal Company.
An article that appeared in the November 21, 1889 issue of the Sandusky Register reported that Jackson Hill coal was being transported by barge from Sandusky to Port Huron, Michigan, for the Sandusky Coal Company. The “Big Four” railway transported Jackson Hill Coal from southern Ohio to the railway derricks in Sandusky. Jackson Hill Coal was considered one of the best domestic and steam coals mined in the state of Ohio.

At some point in time the Sandusky Coal Company was called the Hubbard Coal Company. The ruler below advertised that Jackson Coal was the "Best Steam Coal Mined."
Besides running the lumber business, Rollin B. Hubbard was also associated with the Second National Bank in Sandusky. His son S.B. Hubbard died at the age of 37, in 1894.

2 comments:

Ron Bauerle said...

Rollin's descended from the Strong family, who has many famous relatives including Princess Diana:
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=:3154862&id=I2964&style=TEXT

Ed Daniel said...

As a kid growing up in Sandusky, I always wondered what the "Big Four" railroad was. From the ad for Sandusky Coal Co, now I know: The Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and St. Louis railroad.