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CASSINGHAMS in America

Mary (Ward) Haskin
Mary (Ward) Haskin

Mary Ann Ward is the daughter of Nettie Elizabeth Cassingham and John Guinn Ward. She was born 23 Jun 1884 in Keytesville, Chariton, Missouri. She died 5 Dec 1973 at age 89 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan and was buried 8 Dec 1973 at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan.

On 1 Jan 1910, she married John Prosser Haskin (Sr.) in Hooker, Texas, Oklahoma. He is the son of John Allen Haskin and Josephine Wright. He was born 25 Jun 1883 in Brunswich, Chariton, Missouri. He died 16 Oct 1935 at age 52 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois and was buried there at Irving Park Cemetery on 18 Oct 1935..

Children of Mary Ann Ward and John Prosser Haskin (Sr.):

  1. Charles Albert Haskin was born 29 Dec 1910 in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas.
  2. Mary Louise Haskin was born 1 Nov 1912 in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas. She died 11 Aug 1987 at age 74 in Farmington, Oakland, Michigan and was buried 14 Aug 1987 at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan. She never married.
  3. Elizabeth Ann Haskin was born 29 May 1914 in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas. She died 26 Jul 1936 at age 22 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois and was buried there, at Irving Park Cemetery, 29 Jul 1936. She never married.
  4. Billie Frances Haskin was born 2 Jan 1918 in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas.
  5. Patricia Jane Haskin was born in 1924 in Arkansas. (Jane, as she is known, is a twin to John)
  6. John Prosser Haskin (Jr.) was born in 1924 in Arkansas. (John is a twin to Jane)
  7. Paul Robert Haskin was born in 1927 in Arkansas.

Notes

Jane and John Haskin are twins of record proportion! In fact, their birth is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records under the heading: Heaviest Twins. In 1998, in an article for the Chariton County Historical Society, Jane talked about her birth.

Sources

Most information for this family provided by Patricia Jane (Haskin) Helander.

Mary Ann: Birth from the family bible.
Birth and Death from the Social Security Death Index (498-32-0052).

Mary Louise: Death from the Social Security Death Index (SSN 328-14-9097).

 


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Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2002.