Bio: Haskell, Rev. George B. (1868)

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Surnames: HASKELL TOBIAS

----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 12/23/1905

Haskell, Rev. George B. (1 SEP 1868)

Rev. George B. Haskell, the present pastor of the M. E. Church, was born in Wheatfield township, Ingram Co., Mich., Sept. 1, 1868. Mr. Haskell has devoted the greater part of his life to study and educational matters. He attended the Flint Normal School in Michigan; also the agricultural institution of that state and has taken other short course at different times. He came to Wisconsin Sept. 23, 1903 and was admitted to the M. E. Conference one year later. His marriage to Miss Harriet Tobias occurred Apr. 5, 1889. Their children numbered six, five of whom are living. Mr. Haskell believes Humbird, Clark County, Wis. to have participated in the general awakening of the country and to have responded to the efforts made by the present businessmen. There is nor reason why Humbird should not become a substantial town. We need some industry such as a factory and in order to draw more trade, public sheds will be necessary. Credit should be given the town for the organization of the Farmers' Life Ins. Association, establishment of a good newsy paper, effort to bring people here by building up a new business and for our excellent schools. Our school is better equipped as regards library and apparatus than any other school in a town of this size, and our citizens should be commended for the active interest they take in educational affairs. The creamery and cheese factory were a step in the right direction, but they should be carried further. Humbird is a finely located place and has some ver picturesque scenery. It excels in the general good quality of its citizens and as a resident town is superior to some of the surrounding ones.

Mr. Haskell has been with us two years and has participated in all our joys and sorrows. He is very sympathetic and congenial with all and we trust that our citizens will give him the hearty support that he needs in his earnest labors.

 

 


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