Samuel Hasson

SAMUEL HASSON, one of the prominent farmers of Pleasant View township, who owns the northeast quarter of section 6, township 32, range 25, was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 4, 1847, and is a son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Love) Hasson.

The parents of the subject of this sketch were both born in County Derry, Ireland. The father ran away from home in boyhood, and thus the family records were lost, but it is recalled that he was in his teens when Napoleon was made prisoner. By a first marriage he had four children.—Jane, Mary, Eliza and John. In 1844, after his marriage to Elizabeth Love, in St. John's, New Brunswick, they moved to the city of Philadelphia, where Mr. Hasson secured employment in Norris' foundry, and afterwards, in Mathews' foundry, working in the former 14 years, and in the latter, 13 years. In 1850 he removed to Illinois and settled at Springfield, where he farmed rented land until 1869, when he came to Cherokee County, Kansas. He was one of the earliest settlers in the County. Before leaving Philadelphia, he had sustained a compound fracture of his left leg, and this prevented him from engaging in very active occupation of any kind. His death took place January 24, 1892. In politics he was a supporter of the Democratic party, but never took any very active part in political contests. The children of his second marriage were as follows: Samuel; Alexander and Joseph, both deceased; William, of Crawford County, Kansas; and Matilda, wife of Timothy Martin, of Crawford County. Mr. Hasson was a worthy member of the Catholic Church. His widow still survives, bearing well her weight of 80 years, and being still an active, interested member of the home circle.

The subject of this sketch was reared in Philadelphia and attended the excellent city schools. He accompanied his parents to Illinois and to Kansas, and with his brothers attended to the farming, remaining at home until his marriage, in 1882. In the spring of 1870 he bought his present farm. which is the northeast quarter of section 6, township 32, range 25, in Pleasant View township. This he has devoted to crops of wheat, oats and corn, and to stock-raising, doing considerable feeding. He is one of the prosperous farmers of his locality, as well as one of the township's representative men.

In 1882 Mr. Hasson was united in marriage with Rebecca Workman, who is a daughter of Peter Workman, of Northern Missouri. Of their five children, four survive, namely: Jacob, John, William and Lloyd. Religiously, Mr. Hasson is a Catholic. Politically, he is a Democrat.


History of Cherokee County Kansas and its representative citizens, ed. & comp. by Nathaniel Thompson Allison, 1904, transcribed by Carolyn Ward, instructor from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, 3/11/97.


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