Haskell, Thomas 1793-1873
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Date: 12/3/2017 at 18:10:13
Died in Cass township, some three miles east of Strawberry Point, on the 14th of January, 1873, Mr. Thomas Haskell, aged 79 years, 5 months and 19 days.
Mr. Haskell was born in Wilmington, Vt., August 25th, 1793. Here he spent his early forming years, and started in life for himself with the companion of his choice. In 1828 or 1829, when about 31 years of age, he emigrated to the State of New York, where he resided some 22 years.
In the fall of 1851 he removed to Iowa, and to the home where he spent the remaining 21 years of his life. He was among the earlier settlers of Cass township and did his part in making “the wilderness to bud and blossom as the rose”.
Mr. Haskell was industrious, frugal, quiet and unassuming in his manners, having, as we are aware, no enemies, but was esteemed and loved most by those who knew him best.
Of a family of eight children, he survived all but three – one, a son sleeps in a soldier’s unnoted grave, near Vicksburg, Mississippi.
For many years Mr. Haskell had been a consistent member of the Congregational church, honoring his profession in his life, and full of years “like a shock of corn fully ripe,” he has been gathered, as we trust and hope, with the virtuous and the good to the rest above. He sleeps in Jesus.
Clayton County Journal: February 12, 1873
Note: his wife was Hulda Orcott; they are buried in the Strawberry Pt. cemetery
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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