Hubbard was an interesting character. In 1895 he founded the Roycrofters, a semi-communal community of artists and craftspeople in East Aurora, New York. He and his wife were lost at sea in 1915 while travelling aboard the Lusitania. The ship was struck by a torpedo fired by a German U-boat and sank. Most of the passengers and crew perished.
A quote attributed to Hubbard:
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.