Margaret Jane Miller
- Born: 24 Jun 1857, Ohio
- Marriage (1): Reuel Haskell on 26 Nov 1874 in Putnam County, Ohio
- Died: 16 Jul 1908, Muskogee, Oklahoma at age 51
- Buried: 18 Jul 1908, Green Hill Cemetery, Muskogee, Oklahoma
Family lore has it that Margaret J. Miller married Charles Nathaniel Haskell and moved west to Oklahoma where he became the first governor of Oklahoma. My research concludes that Margaret J. Miller married Reuel Haskell, the brother of Charles Nathaniel Haskell.
Information would suggest that Margaret moved to Oklahoma with her husband, Reuel, and his brother, Charles, in 1900. Two of her sons, Oliver Dean Haskell and George Carlos Haskell stayed in Ohio. Four sons moved with the family. Margaret was 43 at the time and died 8 years later. She died at her home, located at 550 South Sixth Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1908. It is a small frame home. In 2003 it was covered with yellow aluminum siding. The building has deteriorated over the years and the current owner has been thinking about tearing it down and building a new structure.
She is buried in Green Hill Cemetery located at 1500 North York Street in Muskogee (Phone: 918 6820331). Cemetery records show block 032, lot 001 and space 004. These records state date of birth as 1858 though she was actually born on June 24, 1857. She is listed in the cemetery records as Haskell, Ruel (Mrs Paul), but her headstone reads "MOTHER - Mrs. Reuel Haskell".
In a letter written by her husband Reuel Haskell in 1935, he refers to "Poor Dear Maggie. How I have missed her these many years. A better wife and mother never lived. Always ready and willing to do her part and more".
Haskell was spelled Haskle in the 1880 U.S. Census.
MARGARET J. HASKELL OBITUARY
MRS. HASKELL DEAD
Mrs. Margaret J. Haskell, wife of Reuel Haskell, of the New-State Tribune, died at her home, 550 South Sixth street, at 6 o'clock last Thursday evening from paralysis brought about as the result of a runaway accident which occurred nearly one year ago. Mrs. Haskell was severely injured in the accident and in addition to being paralyzed a complication of diseases was brought about all of which brought about her untimely death.
The deceased is survived by her husband and five sons: O.D. Haskell, Reuel Haskell, Jr., Leroy Haskell and James and Paul N. Haskell.
The funeral services were conducted from the Fifth Street Presbyterian church Saturday at 10 a.m., Rev. Thompson officiating.
The deceased during her life in Muskogee made for herself numerous friends and her death will be deeply regretted by all.
Noted events in her life were:
1. Residence: 550 South Sixth Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma. This is where Margaret Jane Miller died in 1908.
2. Residence, 1880, West Leipsic, Liberty Township, Putnam County, Ohio. 65
3. Occupation: Housekeeper, 1880, West Leipsic, Liberty Township, Putnam County, Ohio. 65
Margaret married Reuel Haskell, son of George Richardson Haskell and Jane Reeves, on 26 Nov 1874 in Putnam County, Ohio. (Reuel Haskell was born in 1851 in Ohio 103 and died in 1938 in Oklahoma.)