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Herbert F. Rubey
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Herbert F. Rubey, a well-known newspaper man, was born in Cincinnati, Iowa, July 31, 1882, son of William S. and Sarah E. (Fisk) Rubey. William S. Rubey was born in Columbus, Ohio, devoted his life to farming, served four years as a private in Company H, 8th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry and died Dec. 25, 1898, at the age of fifty-eight years. Sarah E. (Fisk) Rubey died June 7, 1896, at age of 54. In 1896 Herbert F. Rubey secured employment with the Shenandoah (Iowa) Sentinel. In 1899, still a boy, he entered the employ of the George A. Miller Printing Co., Des Moines, Iowa. Next he was foreman of the composing room of the Daily Telegraph, Atlantic, Iowa. From 1901 to 1903 he was foreman for the Glidden (Iowa) Graphic. Then he occupied a similar position with the Dennison (Iowa) Review, owned by J. P. Connor, M. D. Subsequently he was superintendent for the Carroll (Iowa) Times. In 1906, under the firm name of Orchard & Rubey, Herbert F. Rubey, and W. R. Orchard (at present editor-in-chief of the Council Bluffs (Iowa) Daily Nonpareil, purchased the Glidden (Iowa) Graphic, and Mr. Rubey became the manager. In 1911 he settled on a farm in Redwood county, across the river from Morton. In September of that year he purchased the Beaver Creek Banner. This he sold in May, 1912, to Ross & Halloran. On July 15, 1912, he purchased from O. W. Smith the Morton Enterprise, which he has since conducted. Mr. Rubey was married Oct. 9, 1904, to Rosa E. Mace, born Aug. 29, 1884, daughter of La Fayette and Mary (Beach) Mace. Her mother died in 1905 at the age of forty-five.
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