Haskell, John Gideon
Age: 0, credited to Milton, VTVITALS
Birth: 02/05/1832, Milton, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, KS
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John G. Haskell
John Gideon Haskell is the seventh in genealogical line from Roger Haskell, who came from England in 1632, and settled in Beverly, Mass. Four descendants of this family served in the revolutionary war, two of them being killed in battle. John G. Haskell was born at Milton, Chittenden county, Vermont, February 5, 1832. He was educated at the Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraham, Mass., and at Brown University. In 1855 he entered an architect's office in Boston. He came to Kansas in 1857, and settled at Lawrence. During the civil war Mr. Haskell was assistant quartermaster-general of Kansas. He served as quartermaster of the Third Kansas volunteers, and, later, as quartermaster of the Tenth Kansas. In June, 1862, he was made captain and assistant quartermaster, and assigned to the staff of Brig. Gen. James G. Blunt. He was chief quartermaster of the army of the frontier. In 1866 he was made architect of the statehouse, and built the east wing. He has three times since, as state architect, had charge of the construction of the state-house. The state university. Snow hall, the insane asylums at Topeka and Osawatomie, the reform school at Topeka and the reformatory were all designed and largely constructed by him.
Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society, 1901-1902, (W. Y. Morgan, Topeka, 1902), 7:28fn