Biography of Horam L. Haskin
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Haskin, Hiram L., was horn in the town of Lansing April 21, 1858, a son of William S., who was also a native of the county, and a leading Republican of that town. Hiram L. was educated in Ithaca High school, with one year in Cornell University, class of '80, and a course in Eastman's Business College. Entering the employ of the well known drug firm of White & Burdick, in a short time he became an efficient druggist, and in 1881 formed a copartnership with Judson B. Todd and bought the west end drug store, one of the oldest establishments in this line in the county. This store was established in 1832 by B. S. Halsey and has always been conducted by capable and enterprising men, but at no time has it been more commercially prominent, or accorded a more liberal patronage, than it has since the name of our subject became connected with it. His efforts have met with a generous appreciation at the hands of the public, and today the west end drug store ranks well up among the most successful retail business enterprises of this county. In 1891 Mr. Raskin bought out the interest of Mr. Todd, and has since conducted the business alone. In politics he is a Democrat, has held the position of treasurer of the County Committee, and was chairman of the Young Men's Democratic Club in 1888. He has been an active member of the Fire Department ten years, is a past grand of Ithaca Lodge I. O. O. F., having passed all of the chairs, and a member of the Knights of Pythias. He married in 1884, Emma Hayes, of Macon, Mo., by whom he has one daughter.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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