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Haskell Pruett
Birth: Jan. 6, 1897
Death: Mar. 5, 1994

Husband of Agnes (Murray) Pruett

Son of Ozie Dean and Minerva Irene "Nervie" (Small) Pruett


Haskell was at Oklahoma A & M the first semester of 1919 and both went to summer schools at Oklahoma A & M in 1921-22-23. Haskell became Oklahoma's first State Rural School Supervisor in July 1923.

In July 1920 Haskell was married to Agnes Murray of the Lake Creek community. Agnes' family had come to Greer County in 1904. Both Haskell and Agnes continued in school. Haskell was superintendent of Eastview Consolidated No. 5 and Agnes taught there in 1921-23. Haskell was at Oklahoma A & M the first semester of 1919 and both went to summer schools at Oklahoma A & M in 1921-22-23. Haskell became Oklahoma's first State Rural School Supervisor in July 1923.

In 1936 Haskell changed jobs to become the head of the Department of Education Administration. In 1937 Haskell spent six weeks in Washington D.C. on special assignment in the U.S. Department of Education accompanied by his son Dresslar. Haskell and Agnes traveled extensively with their children during school vacations covering 45 states plus Canada and Mexico over the years.

In 1939 the Pruett family moved into a home Haskell had planned and built at 105 Admiral Road in Stillwater. The street address was later changed to 155 South Redwood Drive by the city. Mildred and Dresslar finished their schooling while living there and each earned degrees from Oklahoma State University.

After World War II Haskell founded and became head of the Department of Photography. Haskell retired June 30, 1961 with 44 years credit toward retirement as an Oklahoma educator, with 27 years sevice at Oklahoma State University.

In retirement years Haskell served as president of the Payne County Retired Teachers Association, deacon in the University Heights Baptist Church, president of the Old Greer County Hall of Fame and Museum Board, etc. His most personal satisfying achievement was the preparation of the book of his family history on the eve of the bicentennial of the United States. After publication of The Pruett-Pruitt Family in 1975 Haskell and Agnes planned to prepare her Murray family history. Both Haskell and Agnes are listed in "Notable American's of the Bicentennial Years." Haskell is listed in "Who's Who in Oklahoma," "Who's Who in America" and "Who's Who in the World." Agnes is also listed in "Personalities of the South" and in "Women of the World."

 
 
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 Parents:
  Ozie Dean Pruett (1873 - 1956)
  Manervia I Small Pruett (1879 - 1942)
 
 Spouse:
  Agnes Murray Pruett (1903 - 1984)
 
 Children:
  Mildred Pruett Lee (1927 - 2012)*
 
 Siblings:
  Haskell Pruett (1897 - 1994)
  Carl A Pruett (1899 - 1952)*
  Earl Pruett (1903 - 1926)*
  Criss Pruett (1904 - 1967)*
  Audie Pruett (1907 - 1988)*
  Ammie Beatrice Pruett Newton (1909 - 1990)*
  Ozie Douthitt Pruett (1914 - 1991)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Buried: 03/09/1994
 
Burial:
Fairlawn Cemetery
Stillwater
Payne County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Blk-4A Row 4 #33
 
Maintained by: Pammy In Oklahoma
Originally Created by: DonZas
Record added: Oct 10, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11932090
Haskell Pruett
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Haskell Pruett
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Haskell Pruett
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Thank you Haskell Pruett for your many gifts and great contribution in preserving our Pruett Pruitt family history.
- Lynn Mayes
 Added: Oct. 9, 2015

- David Pruitt
 Added: Jan. 18, 2015
The following film contains home movies filmed by Haskell Pruett in 1939. Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1SkR6mrV28
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 Added: Dec. 12, 2013
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