Antoinette Wade MARSH 1
- Born: 8 March 1914, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States
- Marriage: Robert Henry HASKELL, Jr. on 14 February 1936 in Egremont Plain, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
- Died: 29 December 2009, Martinsville, Martinsville (City), Virginia, United States at age 95
Antoinette M. Haskell
Died Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Dec 30, 2009
Antoinette Wade Marsh Haskell, 95, of Martinsville, an officer of the Martinsville Bulletin, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at Stanleytown Health and Rehab Center.
She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1914 to Leona Marsh and Charles Edward Marsh, a Texas oil and newspaper man. She was reared in Austin, Texas, where her father was editor and publisher of the Austin American Statesman and other newspapers.
She attended the University of Texas for her freshman year and then transferred to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where she graduated in 1936. She then lived in Orlando and Miami in Florida. During World War II she lived in Manhattan in New York City, where she worked as assistant purchasing agent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Her husband, Robert H. Haskell, served with the Navy in the Pacific during World War II, and in 1947 the couple moved to Martinsville where he was publisher of the Martinsville Bulletin. He died in 1971.
In addition to serving as an officer of the Bulletin, Antoinette Haskell served as a director of the Public Welfare Foundation until 2008. The foundation was begun in 1947 by her father.
She had two sons, Robert H. Haskell of Martinsville and the late Charles T. Haskell; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral and burial will be private.
Memorials may be made to the SPCA of Martinsville-Henry County, 132 Joseph Martin Highway, Martinsville, Va. 24112, or the New College Institute Foundation, 29 Jones St., Martinsville, Va. 24112.
Antoinette married Robert Henry HASKELL, Jr., son of Dr. Robert Henry HASKELL and Mary May COOPER, on 14 February 1936 in Egremont Plain, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. (Robert Henry HASKELL, Jr. was born on 15 October 1917 in Ionia, Ionia, Michigan, United States and died on 15 July 1970 in Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida, United States.)
Name: Robert Harry Haskell Jr
Birth Date: abt 1915
Event Type: Marriage
Event City: Egremont
Marriage Date: 14 Feb 1936
Marriage Age: 21
Father Name: Robert Harry Haskell
Mother Name: Mary May Cooper
Spouse Name: Antoinette Wade Marsh
Spouse Marriage Age: 21
Spouse Father Name: Charles E Marsh
Spouse Mother Name: Leona K Johns