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Rev Lewis Benjamin "L B" Haskins, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 17, 1873
Death: Mar. 12, 1958

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Death on a rain-slick Oak Cliff street Wednesday wrote the final chapter to the long career of one of Dallas' beloved ministers. He was the Rev. Lewis Benjamin Haskins, 83, whose ministry spanned more than a half century. He was the father of L.B. (Squire) Haskins Jr., Dallas commercial photographer.

The retired minister suffered fatal head injuries when his car and a general contractor's station wagon collided at Sixth and Beckley about 9 a.m. The impact hurled the minister to the pavement before the car spun across the intersection and slammed against a tree, police said. Charles York Conway, 45, of 107 Hasley, the contractor, was not seriously injured.

The minister made his home with his wife at 820 Blaylock near Lake Cliff in one of two apartment houses the couple owned. The tragedy occurred less than 12 days after an automobile accident killed the two sons of a couple who occupy one of the Haskins apartments at 824 Blaylock.

Long after his retirement in the early part of the decade, the Rev. Mr. Haskins has continued preaching assignments. He retired while pastor of the Oak Cliff Christian Church, one of four he established in Dallas after his appointment in 1916 as city missionary for the Christian Churches. The Rev. Mr. Haskins had continued to serve the Oak Cliff church as minister emeritus.

The minister, while city missionary, organized the first congregations for the Trinity Heights, Greenville Avenue and Mount Auburn Christian Churches. Preaching in Texas fulfilled one of the minister's ambitions. His first Texas assignment was in Palestine. He served a church in Erlanger, Ky., where he succeeded the Rev. Edgar DeWitt Jones, international evangelist. His next pastorate was at the Twenty-Fifth Street Christian Church in Baltimore.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Oak Cliff Christian Church, officiated by the Rev. Hugh M. Riley, pastor. Burial will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park.

The minister's survivors include his wife; his son, Squire Haskins; two daughters, Mrs. Zilpha Dailey and Mrs. J.C. Zimmerman, all of Dallas; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Dallas Morning News, March 13, 1958
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From his Texas certificate of death
Name: Lewis Benjamin Haskins Sr.
Death Date: 12 Mar 1958
Death Place: Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 84 years
Birth Date: 17 Aug 1873
Birthplace: North Carolina
Marital Status: Married
Father's Name: Lewis Henry Haskins
Mother's Name: Zilpha Huggins
Occupation: Minister / Christian Church
Place of Residence: 820 Blaylock Drive, Dallas, Texas
Cemetery: Laurel Land Memorial Park
Burial Place: Dallas, Texas
Burial Date: 14 Mar 1958
Informant: L.B. (Squire) Haskins Jr.
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Family links: 
  Mary Florence Carpenter Haskins (1878 - 1960)
  Lewis Benjamin Haskins (1913 - 1985)*
*Calculated relationship
Laurel Land Memorial Park
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Created by: BeNotForgot
Record added: Dec 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82094741

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 Added: Dec. 17, 2011

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