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Haskell, Dudley Chase


Age: 19, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): USA
Service: AQM, USA, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Indian Territory, 61-62

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Birth: 03/23/1842, Springfield, VT
Death: 12/16/1883

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, KS
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Denardo
Findagrave Memorial #: 12049


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Findagrave
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: more off-site, Brother of John G. Haskell


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Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, KS

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Hon. Dudley C. Haskell, representative from the Second Congressional District, died at Washington, D. C. last Sunday, of general debility, the primary cause, of which was overwork. Death was hardly expected, and its coming has cast a gloom over his constituents, and indeed, the whole of Kansas.

Congressman Haskell was one of the ablest men in the House, and it is not questioned that, had he lived, his ability, legislative experience, and thorough knowledge of the tariff question, would have made him the leader of the Republican side.

He was among the earlier settlers of Kansas, and his public life was one of remarkable purity and sincerity. He did not enter Congress to make money. As an exchange says of him “He leaves a clean record, and a good name to his family.

The remains of the distinguished dead, in charge of Sargeant at Arms Leedon, and accompanied by his family, and the Congressional Committee, left Washington Monday in a special car for Lawrence, Kan. The corthe (sic) arrived at Lawrence Wednesday morning, and a short service, conducted by Rev. Mr. Rankin, of the Congregational church was held at the home of the late representative. There were present a number of Congressmen, including, Speaker CARLISLE. The pallbearers were Ex. Speaker Kaifer, Representatives Morrill and Perkins of Kansas, Tucker of Virginia, Reed of Maine, and J. D. Taylor of Ohio.

As a tribute of respect, the House and Senate adjourned Monday, and Mr. Haskell's seat was draped in mourning.

Kansas has lost the service of one of her brightest and most valued sons.

Source: The Abilene (KS) Reflector, Dec. 20, 1883

Excerpt from The Barbour County (KS) Index, Dec. 21, 1883

Hon. Dudley C. Haskell -- Deceased was born in Springfield, Vermont in 1842. He came to Kansas in 1854, and settled where Lawrence now stands, on a place still owned by his family. He was a strong Partisan, a consistent Republican, and a man of acknowledged ability.

Courtesy of Deanna French



Lawrence, Kan. Dec. 20 -- Today the body of Dudley C. Haskell, late Congressman from this district, was committed to the grave. A stranger needed not to be told that a great man had fallen.

When I arrived this morning I found the city draped in deep mourning. Large crowds of strangers, even though the weather was damp and chilly, were gathered on the streets and in the hotel corridors. At the Eldridge House there was a perfect jam of strangers, State Senators, and Representatives, state officers, public men and newspapermen, all brought here by the death of Dudley Haskell. Business was suspended during the morning, the bells of the churches tolled out their sorrowful story, flags floated at half-mast, and altogether the scene and the air was depressing and sorrowful.

The remains reached Lawrence yesterday, under an escort consisting of Senators Plumb, of Kansas, and Cockrell, of Missouri, and Representatives Ryan and Hanback, of Kansas, Lefevre, of Ohio, Kasson, d Iowa, Brown, of Indiana. and Russell, of Massachusetts.

The remains, after private services at 9 o'clock at the family residence, were taken to the Congregational Church, where public services were held. The scene here was very impressive. The casket, an elegant one with silver trimming, was in the front of the church in full view of the entire audience, and was covered with beautiful flowers and emblems; a lyre, cross and pillow, etc., while the side was a beautiful piece of work representing the portals of a brighter world. On the front seats were ranged the members of the family, the widow and children, and the brother, and other relatives. back of them were the Congressman escort and pallbearers, and in the rear of them were the Knights Templar, Masons and friends, every inch of space in the church being occupied, even the vestibules and the windows to the galleries and vestibules upstairs being crowded with people anxious to hear each word that was spoke and each note that was sung. In the pulpit were seated the gentlemen who were to deliver the addresses of the occasion, and in the gallery above was a choir of twelve voices. equally divided between ladies and gentlemen. The space in this gallery was also taken up by friends and strangers who desired to show their respect for the memory of the man whom they had known and loved, or heard of and respected.

services were opened by the choir singing "Blessed are the Dear", after which Congressman, John A Kasson, of Iowa. delivered a short address. It was an elegant tribute to the worth of the deceased and fully appreciated by the audience. Another hymn was sung, after which Chancellor Lippincott read a number of passages of scripture from the Psalms and Revelations. Dr. Beatty then gave out a hymn "In the Cross of Christ I Glory", after which Dr. Cordley, of Emporia, delivered a touching address, describing the character of his dear friend as steady, intense and sympathetic. Cordley was clearly affected as he proceeded, and his remarks brought tears to the eyes of many of his hearers, Dr. Cordley was peculiarly fitted to speak of Mr. Haskell, as he had known him from the lad up to a man. Their friendship was intimate, and, as the speaker said, if he had a thought that was not clear, he would take it to Dudley Haskell, and he was very certain of receiving light, and having order brought out of chaos. The many excellent qualities of the deceased were fully brought out as it is possible for tongue to accomplish.

Remarks were also made by Dr's Scott and Marvin, after which Chancellor Lippincott lead a prayer, followed by a hymn given out by Dr. Howland.

The remains were taken to the grave, being followed to the beautiful Oak Hill cemetery by the largest number of friends that ever attended a funeral in that city. The Pallbearers were, Major J. D. Bowersack, Hon. H. O. Thatcher, Hon. Eugene F. Ware, L. Bullene, Judge A. H. Foote, Col. O. E. Larnard, J. S. Crew, Prof. F. H. Snow, S. Steinberg, and G. W. E, Griffith.

At the grave a quartette, Prof. F. O. Marvin, and N. C. Stevens. and Misses Alice Collier, and Hattie McFarland, sang a beautiful and appropriate hymn, followed by prayer by Dr. Cordley, after which the remains of Dudley Haskell were consigned to the grave, and the family and friends returned to the city.

The members of the Congressional escort, after returning from the cemetery, immediately went to the special train waiting for them on the Union Pacific road, and shortly after 2 o'clock, the train left for the East. Col. Burns, representative of the St. Joseph's, Missouri district, went as far as Kansas City, from where he went to St. Joseph to remain until after the holiday season. The others, except Gen. Lefevre, will stopover at his house in Ohio, will go direct to Washington.

Source: Wichita (KS) Eagle, Dec. 27, 1883

Courtesy of Deanna French

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