Died: January 19, 1949

Married: Abigail Haskins

Children: Mrs. Robert A. Bogie

Dr. Charles H. Haskins was a pediatrician who served as school physician for Saranac Lake High School.

He also served as president of the Saranac Lake Study and Craft Guild in 1949.

He lived at 1 Johnson Road near Moody Pond.  He died in an accident in which he and Douglas Bombard went through the ice of Lower Saranac Lake.

AuSable Forks Record-Post, March 10, 1938

Saranac Lake Doctor Sprains His Knee

Dr. Charles H. Haskins, Saranac Lake school physician, will be confined to bed for several weeks, the result of an accident near his camp at Lone Pond a few days ago. Dr. Haskins while climbing down a bank slipped and sprained the tendons of his right knee. He was taken, to his home in the resort village, where Drs. Charles C. Trembley and Edward S. Welles attended him.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, January 19, 1948

Dr. Charles Haskins of 1 Johnson road has returned from Albany and Washington, D. C. where he spent a week on business for the Study and Craft Guild.

Chateaugay Record, January 21, 1949


Dr. Charles H. Haskins and Justice of the Peace Alfred Douglas Bombard, of Saranac Lake, were drowned in the icy waters of Lower Saranac Lake on Tuesday night. The two men were driving across the lake in a car to the Haskins camp across the water. The ice was only about an inch and a half thick at the point where car plunged through. The bodies were found Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. Bombard was a son of Mrs. Edith (Crawford) Bombard and the late Giles A. Bombard, of Saranac Lake, and a nephew of Mrs. Ella Douglas, of Chateaugay. He was 44 years of age.

From the obituary of Frances Johnston Diebboll, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, May 14, 2020

. . . Beginning in the 1920s, Dr. Joseph Johnston spent some time in Saranac Lake with his close friend, Dr. Charles "Tek" Haskins, who had come to cure his tuberculosis. Tek had a camp on Lower Saranac Lake, which he shared with Dr. Johnston and his family. Tek tragically died in the winter of 1949 when he went through the ice on Lower Saranac Lake while riding in a car up to his camp near the "Narrows." Tek's camp is now known as campsite No. 46.