Van Buren County
Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]
This gentleman was born in the town of Moriah, Essex Co., N. Y., Sept. 15, 1827. In 1828 he moved with his parents
to Brid port, Addison Co., Vt., and in 1834, to Brockport, Monroe Co., N. Y. In 1840 he removed to La Grange Co.,
Indiana; in 1843 to Benton, Elkhart Co., Ind., in 1848, to Cass Co., Mich.; and in 1857, to Lawrence, Van Buren
Co., Mich., where he at present resides, enjoying the comforts of a pleasant home. Until the year 1850 he was engaged
in agricultural pursuits; but at that time he decided to enter the professional field, and chose the medical branch,
He engaged as a teacher until 1855, employing his spare time in the study of medicine. In the fall of 1855 he entered
the office of William E. Clark, and read for two years, attending lectures during the time at Ann Arbor. In the
fall of 1857 he began practice, and through the succeeding years has been eminently successful. His father, Samuel
R. Haskin, came to Lawrence about 1866—67, and died here in November, 1868. His wife had died in 1866, on the old
homestead in Vermont. Mr. Haskin, Sr., passed his days as a farmer, never desiring to engage in any other pursuit.
Dr. Haskin was married, April 9, 1854, to Miss Olive, daughter of Selah and Charity Pickett. Her death occurred
Nov. 10, 1855; and on the 17th of December, 1860, the doctor was married to Miss Martha J. McKnight.
Dr. Haskin has filled, with satisfaction to all, several offices in the township and village, to which he has been
elected. He is at present one of the coroners of the county of Van Buren. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, uniting with it at the age of seventeen. In politics he has always been and remains a staunch Republican.
History of Berrien and Van Buren Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.