Eponym: a person after whom a community, place, or other thing is named. We'll investigate the eponym for the community of Hubbell with this migrant story!
Jay Abel Hubbell (1829-1900) grew up in Oakland County, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1853. Admitted to the bar in 1855, Hubbell soon found himself elected Upper Peninsula District Attorney. He lived in Ontonagon at the rooming house operated by the village's founder, James K. Paul.