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Death of Rancher John C. Haskell.

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Rich Rancher of Saugus Dies at Lunch Counter.

John C. Haskell, a wealthy ranch owner of Saugus, dropped dead in a restaurant at 114 North Main street yesterday afternoon as he was sitting on a stool waiting for a lunch order to be served.

Pulmonary hemorrhage was the cause ascribed for death. The body was removed to Bresee Bros.' morgue.

Haskell leaves a large family in Saugus. He was the owner of property at Saugus and had mining interests in California and Arizona.

News story courtesy of Evan Decker.

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John Haskell Buried.

The body of John Haskell of Saugus was buried yesterday afternoon in Evergreen cemetery. Mr. Haskell died suddenly Friday, while eating his luncheon in a North Main street restaurant.

Webmaster's note.

114 N. Main Street is the address of the Grand Pacific restaurant in the City of Los Angeles. Bresee Bros., now Bresee Bros. and Gillette Mortuary, is located in the Silver Lake district.



Homestead 1894


John C. Haskell Death 7-2-1909


Obituary: Bertha Haskell Taylor 1957


Cabin 1963

Bailey Haskell Oral History (1988) & Obituary (2005)

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