Reuel Haskell Jr.
- Born: 12 Aug 1878
- Marriage (1): Fay
Reuel Haskell Jr. was called "Babe".
Reuel lived with his parents in the town of West Leipsic, Putnam County, Ohio until the family moved to Oklahoma. Following is an interesting excerpt from a letter he wrote to Alice Paulina Leary in 1942 about working on the Miller farm in Ohio. This would have taken place in the late 1880s.
It seems just a short time ago since I lived in old West Leipsic with my folks, and spent the three month vacation period, WORKING ????????? on Grandma Miller's farm out west of town a few miles. My big job was herding cows along the country roads, where some grass grew in the ditches and fence corners, after the regular field pastures had dried up. I did'nt like this work ????? ver well, except on Sunday mornings when I used that as an excuse to avoid Sunday School and Church. I'd urge the cattle as far from home as I could, and then get down in the ditch at the road side out of sight. But someone always found me. I did'nt object to Sunday School and church so much, - but I was self conscious because my clothes were not very nice. I was ashamed of the way I looked. I had to go just the same. My, but those were hard times on me. I must have been anywhere from 6 years to 12 or 13 years of age. But even with all those HARDSHIPS ??? I really enjoyed the time I spent on the farm, and was sorry when the time came for me to go back home, and to school. Another of the jobs they always gave me, was hoeing corn. At that time they could only plow the corn one way, (the hills were not laid out so the corn could be plowed lengthwise and crosswise, as it is nowadays) and after that one way plowing was done it was necessary to hoe out the weeds and grass in the other direction, and that was one of my special jobs. When the corn would get to be a foot or two in height, I could hoe down the row - my oh my how long those rows were - until I reached the middle of the field, and there I would lie down and get some much needed sleep. But if I disappeared for long, someone would come down the field until they reached the last row hoed, and then follow that row across the field - and there I'd be. I just did'nt seem able to hide so some 'buttinsky' would'nt find me. Just kept me in hot water all the time.
Noted events in his life were:
1. Residence, 1948-1950, 1517 1/2 N. Western, Oklahoma City (6), Oklahoma. Taken from address and postmark on mail.
2. Residence, 1921-1927, Oaklahoma City, Oklahoma. Taken from letters written by Reuel Haskell.
3. Residence, 1935, Oaklahoma City, Oklahoma. Lived in an apartment below Reuel Haskell Sr. Taken from a letter written by Reuel Haskell in 1935.
4. Occupation: Secretary of the State Law Board, 1935, Oaklahoma City, Oklahoma. Taken from a letter written by Reuel Haskell in 1935.
5. Occupation: Employee of the Clerk of the Supreme Court, 1930, Tulsa, Oklahoma. From a letter written by his father, Reuel:
Babe is still with the Clerk of the Supreme Court at the State House where he has been ever since statehood.
6. Residence, 1942, 3400 N. Robinson, Apt. 8, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Taken from address and postmark on mail.
7. Occupation: Deputy Clerk for the Clerk of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma, 1927. Information from letter written by Reuel Haskell.
Reuel married Fay.