HASKELL Howard

Male 1843 - 1925  (81 years)


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  • Name HASKELL Howard 
    Born 10 Nov 1843  Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military Between 13 Aug 1862 and 7 Aug 1863  Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • (Private; Co. G, 8th Mass. Inf. Regt.)
    Census 20 Apr 1910  Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (age 66; married 41 years; owned home free of mortgage.)
    _UID F449D4B62D104082B634CF8C690AEEEC5877 
    Died 2 Aug 1925  Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (OBIT: Howard Haskell, one of the city's oldest and most esteemed residents, passed away at his home on Marchant street at an early hour yesterday morning at the age of 81 years.
      His death was not unexpected for he has been confined to his bed for many weeks, but he bore his suffering with the fortitude which was characteristic of him and the end came peacefully.
      Mr. Haskell was the son of Benjamin and Mary (Babson) Haskell and was born in this city September 27, 1843. On his father's side he descended from Wiliam Haskell, who came from England and settled at West Gloucester in 1642, and on his mother's side from the Centers of Gloucester and the Babsons of Rockport.
      Mr. Haskell had one of the most successful business careers in the history of the city. It began at the early age of 14, when he opened a small clothing store for winter trade and went mackerel fishing in the summer.
      In 1862, at the age of 19 he enlisted in Co. G. 8th Regiment and served until September, 1863, when he was discharged because of serious illness. In 1865 he started in the provisions business with Sherman J. Carter, but gave this up to enter into a partnership with his father and brothers in the grocery and provision business, under their firm name of B. Haskell & Sons. This business continued until 1893 and during that time was one of the largest retail concerns in the city, occupying three large stores and employing many people, also owning and outfitting a fleet of vessels.
      Mr. Haskell retired from active business in 1893 and occupied his time in looking after his real estate, of which he had a large amount.
      The call of the sea was strong in him. From the time when, as a boy of 10 he had his first dory and caught and salted tinker mackerel in the summer vacation, until failing health caused him to give up motor boating, he spent as much time as possible on the water.
      Ice boating, automobiling, hunting all sorts of out-door sports appealed to him, for he loved the open air.
      Mr. Haskell was of quiet, unobtrusive disposition, but those who knew him best appreciated him most.
      He married on December 31, 1869, Miss Anne Everett Davis, who survives him, with one daughter, Miss Marguerite Davis Haskell, and a granddaughter, Miss Doris Haskell Vivian, also two brothers, Melvin of this city and Loring B. of Long Beach, California. Another daughter, Mrs. Adel B. Vivian, died some years ago.
      A good citizen, a kind husband and father, a good man. He needs no higher praise. The funeral services will be held at his late home, 5 Marchant Street, tomorrow afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock.)
    Person ID I85600  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2011 

    Father HASKELL Benjamin F.,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother NOBLE Mary Babson,   b. 8 Jan 1822, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 5 Jan 1840  Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F33639  Group Sheet

    Family DAVIS Annie Everett,   b. CA 1844, , , Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 31 Dec 1869  [3, 4, 6
    Residence 1880  Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    5 Marchant St. 
    Residence 1900  Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    5 Marchant St. 
    Residence 1910  Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    5 Marchant St. 
    Residence 1920  Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    5 Marchant St. 
    Children 
     1. HASKELL Adele B.,   b. CA 1878, , , Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1921, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     2. HASKELL Marguerite Davis,   b. 29 Nov 1883, , , Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1980, Rockport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F33636  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Nov 1843 - Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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    5 Marchant St. - 1880 - Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
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    5 Marchant St. - 1900 - Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
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    5 Marchant St. - 1910 - Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
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    5 Marchant St. - 1920 - Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Aug 1925 - Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5624] Book-VR Gloucester, MA, 1:338.

    2. [S4240] Internet-Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War.

    3. [S4948] Census-1910-MA-Essex-Gloucester, Roll T624_581; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 288; Image: 1052..

    4. [S82] Death-obit, Howard Haskell - GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES, AUGUST 3, 1925.

    5. [S5624] Book-VR Gloucester, MA, 2:267.

    6. [S4295] Internet-DB-NEHGS-Mass. VRs, 1841 through 1910, 570:429.

    7. [S4720] Correspondence-Email-SENA Deborah (TASKER), FW: Madge Haskell house- found in census; 26 January 2011; Paul M. Noyes.