Historical Images of Porter County

Kankakee River, near Shelby, Lake County, Indiana

Date: July 5, 1914
Source Type: Postcard
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: John Ellsworth Haskell
Postmark: January 22, 1915, Indiana
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: This photograph was taken by John Ellsworth Haskell, a freelance photographer, who homesteaded east of Schneider, Indiana, on one of the sand islands in the Kankakee Marsh. On the reverse, Haskell writes to W. L. Mason in Orient, Pickaway County, Ohio, that the man and woman seen here are "my girl and her father." He also writes that "This is an iron bridge now." The bridges seen here were located where present day Indiana State Road 55 crosses the original channel of the Kankakee River. Haskell appears as "Johnie Haskell" in the 1910 Federal Census for Cedar Creek Township, Lake County, Indiana, enumerated May 4, 1910, with his parents Frank and Emma Haskell. He is listed as a 22 year old single male, born in Ohio. His occupation is listed as a "laborer" in the industry of "odd jobs." John was born on January 8, 1888, in Stryker, Williams County, Ohio, and died on January 19, 1975. His remains were buried in Sanders Cemetery in Lowell, Lake County, Indiana. In April 1930, John married Helen Glenn Stowell.

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