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Hubbard, Gurdon Saltonstall (22 August 1802–14 September 1886), fur trader and pioneer Chicago businessman, was born in Windsor, Vermont, the son of Elizur Hubbard, a lawyer and businessman, and Abigail Sage. Young Hubbard attended the local common school. In 1816 his father moved the family to Montreal, Quebec. Both father and son eventually went to work for the American Fur Company (AFC), the father drawing up contracts for ...