Thursday, February 14, 2008

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Oregon Republican League: History 104 Biographies

Every Wednesday/Thursday, the Oregon Republican League will post the biographies of important figures, in the League's/State of Oregon's history. Feel free to comment or share stories of your family's Republican affiliation.

An Illustrated History of Umatilla County & Morrow County, by Colonel William Parsons and W. S. Shiach with a brief outline of the early history of the State of Oregon. W. H. Lever, Spokane, WA, (1902), p. 345-346.

CHARLES D. HASCALL.- This esteemed and substantial stockman, an epitome of whose career it is our privilege now to trace, is a man of probity and integrity, who has wrought faithfully within the precincts of Umatilla county, where he stands high in the estimation of all and demeans himself worthy of the confidence placed in him.

In Oneida county, New York, on February 22, 1837, he was born to William C. and Finetta (Storm) Hascall, natives of the same state. When three years of age he was taken to Rutland, Vermont, with the balance of the family, where his father followed farming. Here he received a good education in the public and private schools and assisted his father on his farm until he became of age. His first venture after this time was working for wages, at which he continued for three years, using such rigid economy that he then was enabled to purchase a farm for himself of one hundred acres, near Durham, Maine. For eight years succeeding this he was employed in improving and operating this farm, which he then sold and returned to Rutland and engaged for wages in the marble quarries. For ten years he continued this, and then came to Oregon in 1886, and located on Birch Creek, where he now owns three hundred and twenty acres. This excellent tract he farms mostly to hay for his large herds of cattle, being exceptionally successful in this industry.

On October 11, 1859, he was married to Miss Ellen C. Warner, native of Rutland, Vermont, at which place, also, their wedding occurred. To them have been born the following children: Fred W., Arthur E., James H. and Eugene M.; also Sarah Finetta, deceased, and buried in Pittsford, Vermont. Mr. Hascall and his family are connected with the Baptist church, but since there is no representation of that organization in Pilot Rock, they are identified with true Christian work of whatever denomination. He receives and merits the trust reposed in him, and by his upright life in whatever capacity he is called to move sets forth a fine example for the rising generation. In the affairs that pertain to the welfare of all, such as local, school and political, he manifests a worthy interest, allying himself with the Republican party, believing that is more nearly sets forth the principles he deems proper to set in function.

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