James Huberty was born in Canton, Ohio to Icle and Earl Huberty just about a year after the United States entered World War 2. When he was just 3 years old, Huberty contracted polio. Though he recovered, the disease left him with walking difficulties for the rest of his life.
In the early 1950’s Huberty’s father bought a farm in Pennsylvania’s Amish Country. Though his mother also had strong religious beliefs, they weren’t the same as his father’s. She refused to live in Amish country, choosing instead to abandon her family to do sidewalk preaching for a Southern Baptist organization…