Jennie Haskell

Name: Jennie Haskell

Family: Husband, Morris Haskell / Son, Julius / Daughter, Betty

Morris and Jennie are listed in the 1900,1910, 1920 and 1930 census in Durham. They had a son, Julius and a daughter, Betty (1900-1977). Betty married Ferdinand Morris from Tennessee and they had 3 girls: Helen E (1923), Frances B and Ida Bell (approx. 1927), all born in Tennessee. The 1930 Durham census shows Morris and Jennie living with their daughter, son-in-law and 3 grandaughters in the same household.

Her husband, Morris, was a clothier on East Main Street. In a newspaper article dated June 3, 1907, Haskell's downtown store was singled out. "Among the stores in Durham where patrons are assured getting the best goods for the lowest prices, that conducted by M. Haskell is the most popular."

Haskell's two-story store at 191 E. Main, spanned 3,600 square feet. Though he sold much of everything, including hats and coats, he specialized in shoes and men's clothes.