Frederick Augustus Haskell

Brief Life History of Frederick Augustus

When Frederick Augustus Haskell was born on 8 May 1832, in New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Benjamin Haskell, was 42 and his mother, Lydia Adams, was 40. He married Mary Butler on 9 February 1855, in Wendell, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 22 May 1912, in New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Center Cemetery, Heath, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Frederick Augustus Haskell
Mary Butler
Marriage: 9 February 1855
Martha E Haskell

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  • Frederich A Haskell, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Fredrick Augustus Haskell, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Frederick A. Haskell, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Askell with prosthetic H-, from Old Norse Áskell, a shortened form of Ásketill (see Axtell ). The personal name was also popular among the Normans, sometimes in the form Anskell (with ancient Germanic Ans- substituted for As-), which explains why the name occurs in post-Conquest England in counties not settled by Vikings. Its appearance as a surname is often disguised by altered pronunciations; metathesis of /sk/ to /ks/, spelled -x-, for example, has given rise to Axtell . The Normans frequently used the name in Frankish forms; see Askin , Haskin , Hasty , and Astin . For the name in the Isle of Man see Castell .

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name Khaskl, a Yiddish form of the Hebrew name Yeḥezqel (see Ezekiel ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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