J. A. Hubbs Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Among the enterprises established in 1882 was the I. X. L. Laundry, started by A. L. Morrison. Beginning as a small enterprise, it has grown to great proportions. Mr. Morrison subsequently became the senior member of the firm of Morrison & Handley, who sold out to Mr. Crosson. He was succeeded by M. W. Mulligan, the latter by Brockmeier & Candee, and they in turn by Brockmeier & Beaton. From 1892 until 1896 Mr. Brockmeier controlled the business. In the latter year J. A. Hubbs, who had entered the employ of the concern in 1890, leased the plant and operated it twenty-two months. At the expiration of that time Mr. Hubbs and George A. Kaseman purchased it but since 1900 Mr. Hubbs has been the sole proprietor. The present home of the laundry, a commodious and finely equipped structure, was erected by Mr. Hubbs in 1905-6. The patronage of the laundry extends as far north at Raton, south to Las Cruces and Silver City, and west to Chloride and Kingman in Arizona. Mr. Hubbs has become recognized as one of the successful business men of Albuquerque. 

Born in Minnesota in 1867, he was reared in Kansas and came to New Mexico with his parents in 1881. After spending about a year at the Bonanza mining camp, near Santa Fe, he removed to Albuquerque. He was one of the organizers of and is a director in the State National Bank, is a member of the Commercial Club. Odd Fellows, the Elks and the Masons. For two years he served in the city council and has been prominent locally as a representative citizen.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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