Thursday, February 2, 2012

George Henry Haskins - The start of his story..

George Henry Haskins was born Feb. 2, 1854 in New York as the third child of George W. Haskins and Mary E. McFarland. George is believed to have been born in Dutchess County in or near the town of Amenia, NY. In the decade of his birth his father began working as a shoemaker.

He had six siblings; Alma, Corley (Coralie), Frederick, Julia, Edward William, and Mary E.   His mother died when he was nine years old.  His father remarried a year later.  His new step-mother was actually his Aunt Sarah, his mother's sister.  Census reports indicate that George was able to read and write.

When he was 32, he married Sarah L. Drake; daughter of Charles W. Drake and Ann Augusta West.  Their wedding was on January 13, 1887 in Pawling, NY at the Central Baptist Church.

George Henry Haskins and Sarah L. Drake had the following children:
  • Darwin Haskins was born on March 10,1888. He died on April 1,1951 in Rochester at home which was 29 Averill Ave..
  • Julia Haskins was born on August 3, 1891 in Waterbury. She died on May 15, 1898 in Sodus, NY.
  • Frederick Edward Haskins was born April 14, 1894 at 118 Thompson, Ward 9, Rochester, NY. He died on July 2, 1982 in Marion, NY at home. He married Katherine Van Lare on June 4, 1913.

George died from nephritis at the New Haven Hospital in Connecticut on September 14, 1925.  He was buried in the Fountain Hill Cemetery in Deep River, CT.  His burial plot was purchased in 1909 by his brother in law, Willis Foster.  He was estranged from his wife and children.

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