Porter Wilson Haskell

Male3 February 1822–16 August 1843

Brief Life History of Porter Wilson

When Porter Wilson Haskell was born on 3 February 1822, in New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Benjamin Haskell, was 32 and his mother, Lydia Adams, was 30. He died on 16 August 1843, in Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 21, and was buried in New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Benjamin Haskell
Lydia Adams
Charles Adams Haskell
Ann Haskell
Warren A Haskell
Jonathan Haskell
Maria Caroline Haskell
Porter Wilson Haskell
Lydia Ann Haskell
Frederick Augustus Haskell

Sources (7)

  • Porter Wilson Haskell, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • P. Willson Haskel, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • P. Wilson Haskell, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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World Events (4)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 8

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 8

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

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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