HASKIN, LEWIS E., M.D.
History of Kent County, Michigan, Chas. C. Chapman
& Co., Chicago (1881), p. 591
Lewis E. Haskin, M.D., was born Aug. 10, 1845, in Oakland county. His parents, Harvey W. and Jane (Maynard) Haskin, natives respectively of Vermont and Connecticut; came to Highland, Oakland Co., where they resided 25 years, removed thence to Sunfield, Eaton Co. He received a good education, and at the age of 18 enlisted in Co. C, 3d Michigan Cavalry. His period of service lasted three years, most of which time he performed hospital duty. He was under Banks, Rosencranz and Grant in the Western army, and received his discharge at San Antonio, Texas. In 1869 he entered the office of Dr. Brown, of Hastings, where he prosecuted the study of medicine three years and attended three courses of lectures at the Detroit Medical College, graduating in March, 1872. He practiced his profession four years at Stanton, Montcalm Co., going thence to Freeport, and in the spring of 1881 located in this tp. [i.e. Bowne Township, Kent County] where he is having a generous patronage. He was married Jan. 1, 1869, to Alice, daughter of James and Rachel Gray, all natives of England. Her parents located in Eaton county in 1852, where they now reside. Mrs. Haskin was born Dec. 12, 1845. She is the mother of two children - Edward J. and Walter.
NOTE: What is now Downey Lake was, until the late 1800's, known as either "Haskin Lake" or "Haskins Lake" in honor of Harvey W. Haskin.