Yale '62 - Obituaries - Elijah K. Hubbard III

Elijah K. Hubbard III

Born: June 30, 1939
Died: September 27, 1992

Elijah (Lije) was born in New York City. He came to Yale from Andover. His father Chauncey K. Hubbard and his uncle Otis L. Hubbard were Yale classes of '29 and '24, respectively. He was an English honors major. A member of Trumbull, he was on the college hockey team. He earned his major Y on the Varsity soccer team. He also was a member of Fence Club and played Freshman soccer and hockey.

A lifelong resident of Greenwich, Connecticut, he received his Master's degree in English Literature from Columbia.

Elijah had several careers, including teaching English literature in Manhattan at the secondary school level. His avocations included collecting first editions of American fiction and maintaining an active correspondence with many contemporary authors. Best known as a serious photographer, he traveled throughout Latin America and the southern United States, documenting lifestyles of farmers and fisherman.

In addition to his brother-in-law Peter McCabe and mother Virginia Horne Hubbard, he was survived by his wife, Isabel Hubbard of Greenwich; a son, Elias J. Hubbard of Greenwich; two sisters, Georgiana Hubbard McCabe of Stanardsville, Virginia, and Helen Hubbard Marr of Cos Cob, Connecticut.