I need a photo of him. If you can help, please contact me.

The New York Times
September, 1911
Foot Slips Off Rod, and, Unseated, He Plunges 35 Feet---Will Recover.
Utica, N. Y., Sept. 1.---G. G. Hubbard, of New York, who has been flying a Curtiss biplane at the Chenango County Fair, in Norwich, lost his seat while trying to make a landing this afternoon and fell to earth from a 35-foot elevation. The plane soared on for a short distance and then plunged to earth. It was badly damaged.
     Hubbard was looking for a landing when the spectators saw him suddenly pitch out of the machine and plunge to earth. He was carried to the Eagle Hotel, where physicians said he would recover. Hubbard's assistant explained that he lost his seat when his feet slipped off the rod against which he braced himself when flying.
Courtesy of Roy Nagl, 10-30-05

G. G. Hubbard Crashes
The New York Times
September, 1911
NORWICH, N. Y., Sept. 1.---G. G. Hubbard was flying in a biplane here this afternoon when his machine swerved in a strong cross-current and turned a complete somersault. Hubbard was thrown fifty feet clear of the machine, and has a serious wound and concussion of the brain. His physician, however, believes he will recover. The machine was demolished.
Courtesy of Roy Nagl, 10-28-05

via email from Bill Deane, 11-25-05
MA Aviation Historical Society
      I was just doing some work on GGH, the early aviator from Boston, who as you stated in your profile worked with the AEA principals (Bell, Mc Curdy and Baldwin) in Baddeck, NS.
     I just wanted to comment on your Google search results to the extent that Gardiner G. Hubbard the aviator was named after his uncle of the same name who was a prominent patent attorney, and major shareholder in New England Telephone and AT&T.
     The uncle was also Alexander Graham Bell's legal advisor and eventually his father in law as well. GGH the aviator was the nephew of GGH the lawyer, and therefor the aviator was a cousin by marriage to Bell.
     There are more Greene and Hubbard family members with Gardiner in their name including Bell's wife Mabel Gardiner Hubbard-- Bell, confusing a lot of us researchers until we saw the genealogy charts and sorted it out.
     When I have a minute or two I will give you our recent biographical update on the aviator GGH for your site. A site that I do enjoy, think highly of, and appreciate very much.

via email from Valerie Mason, 4-27-07
Dear Mr. Cooper
     I work at the AG Bell museum in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. I'm trying to find information on Gardiner G. Hubbard, the aviator - specifically his cause of death. I understand he was fairly young when he passed away. I came across your email on a website about aviation pioneers, and I hoped that you would have come across this information in your research. This is a bit of a "mystery" the staff here are interested in solving. I would appreciate any help you can give me.
Thnaks very much,
Valerie Mason
Editor's Note: If you can help Valerie with her search, I know she would appreciate it. Please direct your email message to me and I will forward it to her. Thank you.

     If you search for "Gardner G. Hubbard", using the Google search engine, (10-30-05), you will find about 28 links. Most of them refer to his role as a founder of the Bell Telephone Company, he being Alexander Graham Bell's father-in-law and described as being wealthy and well-connected.
Boston, Massachusetts April, 1910
     This is the only relevant link which has been revealed by a search to date.
"BOSTON, April 10--With the assistance of Professor Bell, who has not, up to date, been able to complete a flying machine to his satisfaction, Mr. Gardner G. Hubbard has evolved one of the simplest flying machines of the times and one that it is said is bound to win fame and fortune for its inventor. He has already made nine successful flights over Baddeck Bay, Nova Scotia, where he built the machine. It is a monoplane, which resembles the Bleriot, cross-channel flying machine, and is about 35 ft. between wingtips and 31 feet overall in length."
     You can read the original article, in pdf format, along with several other interesting reports of early aviators, by clicking on the title above.

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