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.
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
Tompkins County, NY
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