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Douglas Putnam Haskell
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Birth: Jun. 27, 1899, Turkey
Death: Aug. 11, 1979
Lake Placid
Essex County
New York, USA

Douglas Haskell, 80, of Lake Placid and New York City, died at Placid Memorial Hospital on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Mr. Haskell was born on June 27, 1899 in Turkey where his parents, Edward B. and Martha Miller Haskell, were missionaries.

He first came to Lake Placid in 1926, and in 1929, with his wife, Helen Lacey Haskell, founded Camp Treetops, a summer camp for boys and girls, which is still in operation.

An architect by training, he designed the first building for North Country School in 1938.
Mr. Haskell was a journalist with the Architectural Record for many years and also served as a journalist and editor of the Architectural Forum.

He was a member of President John Kennedy's Pennsylvania Avenue Commission.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Lacey Haskell, of Lake Placid and New York City; four brothers, Edward and Gordon of New York City, Oliver of Los Angeles, Calif. and Henry of Tenants Harbor, Me., and three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Havens of Wofford Heights, Calif., Mrs. Martha Palmer of Los Angeles, Calif. and Mrs. Eldora Spiegelberg of St. Louis, Mo.

The Clark Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. There were no calling hours. Cremation took place in the Gardener Earie Crematory in Troy. A memorial service will be held at a later date which will be announced.

The Lake Placid News, Lake Placid, N.Y., Thursday, August 16, 1979, p. 18. 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Bell Haskell (1865 - 1935)
  Martha Huntington Miller Haskell (1867 - 1903)
 
 Spouse:
  Catherine Helen Lacey Haskell (1900 - 1991)
 
 Siblings:
  Douglas Putnam Haskell (1899 - 1979)
  Harold Norman Haskell (1910 - 1929)**
  Gordon King Haskell (1917 - 2002)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
 
Created by: robin pellicci moore
Record added: May 14, 2011
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Douglas Putnam Haskell
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