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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?: Not found
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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Dudley Chase Haskell
Army of Missouri

HASKELL, Dudley Chase, (grandfather of Otis Halbert Holmes), a Representative from Kansas; born in Springfield, Windsor County, Vt., March 23, 1842; moved with his parents to Lawrence, Kans., in 1855; attended school at Springfield, Vt., in 1857 and 1858; engaged in business as a shoe merchant; followed the gold rush to Pikes Peak, Colo., in 1859 and resided there until 1861; assistant to the quartermaster of the Union Army in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and the Indian Territory in 1861 and 1862; left the service and entered Williston's Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., in 1863; was graduated from Yale College in 1865; returned to Lawrence, Kans., and engaged in the shoe business 1865-1867; member of the State house of representatives in 1872, 1875, and 1876, and served as speaker in 1876; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1877, until his death in Washington, D.C., December 16, 1883; chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Forty-seventh Congress); interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kans.

The University of Kansas has a photograph of Dudley Haskell.

See also the following links:

Congressional Biography

Political Graveyard

Kansas State Historical Society

Lawrence, Kansas history

Source: Information and links courtesy of Tony Johnson, Lawrence, Kansas. Visit his website at


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 abelist 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 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 Verginia, 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.

Excerpt from The Barbour County 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

Source: The Abilene (KS) Reflector, Dec. 20, 1883
Courtesy of Deanna French