Friday, August 23, 2013

Dr. Edward Theoderic Haskins Obituary, 1945

Dr. Edward Theoderic Haskins was born April 25, 1874 in Newbern, Tennessee.  He was the son of Dr. Aaron D. Haskins (1852-1892) and Patty Tucker (1854-1881).  Dr. Haskins married Miss Myra Rainey in 1900. They had no children.  Dr. Haskins died June 16, 1945 in Newbern.

I haven't found a family connection between the Haskins and Moran families so am inclined to think that they were friends through Virginia Shumate Moran.   Miss Virginia had lived in Newbern with her Uncle Quincy and his family until her marriage to James Moran.

Dr. E.T. Haskins Dies After Long Illness
Retired Physician Was Lifelong Resident of Newbern
Special to the Commercial Appeal
Newbern, Tenn., June 16--Dr. E.T. Haskins, prominent retired physician widely known and highly esteemed here, died at 9 a.m. Saturday following a lengthy illness (Myocarditis per the Death Cert.).

Services will be held Monday afternoon at 3 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with Holman Funeral Home in charge.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Born April 25, 1874, Dr. Haskins was a lifelong resident of Newbern, and a member of a pioneer family which first settled the community.  He was the son of Aaron D. and Patty Tucker Haskins.

He received his education at the Newbern public schools, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and graduated from the Medical Department of Vanderbilt University.  Later he attended new York Post-Graduate School.

In 1892, he received an appointment to West Point and was a second lieutenant in Company F, Second Tennessee Regiment.

Dr. Haskins was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and served on the City Board of Aldermen for a number of years.

He was a member of the county and state medical societies, and the American Medical Association.  He also was a member of the Royal Arch Mason, I.O.O.F. Lodge and K. of P. Lodge.

In 1900, he married Miss Myra Rainey, who survives him.  He also leaves a brother, Creed Haskins, a niece, Mrs. J.E. Wilburn of Artesia, N.M. and a nephew, E.A. Nichols of Newbern.

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