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Emma Latham Bassett

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  • Name Emma Latham Bassett 
    Born 1868  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    _UID 46FCD128A7845F40A26417E9DD3C1EFD3F54 
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    • 1870 Federal Census of Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky (22 Aug 1870)
      Squire Bassett - 46 - M - Kentucky - Boot & Shoe Merchant 27,000 22.500
      Elizabeth - 40 - F - Kentucky
      Slaughter - 17 - M - Kentucky
      Fanny - 14 - F - Kentucky
      Lillie - 12 - F - Kentucky
      Edward - 9 - M - Kentucky
      Emma - 2 - F - Kentucky

      1880 Federal Census of 4th Ward, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
      Squire Bassett - 56 - M - KY-KY-KY - Head - Shoe Merchant
      Elizabeth - 50 - F - KY-KY-KY - Wife - Keeping House
      Edward - 17 - M - KY-KY-KY - Son - At Home
      Emma - 12 - F - KY-KY-KY - Daughter
      Anna W. - 10 - F - KY-KY-KY - Daughter
      Mary Sayre Bassett - 5 - F - KY-KY-KY - Daughter

      Morning Herald, February 20, 1901
      The marriage of Miss Emma Bassett and Dr. John Julian McClymonds was celebrated last evening at 8 o'clock at the home of the brides father, Mr. S. Bassett, of South Limestone street. Only the two families and a few intimate friends witnessed the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. Dr. W.S. Fulton.
      The home was adorned in white and pink. In the front parlor the corners of the room and mantles were banked in large palms and ferns, behind which were pink candles in bronze and silver candelabra. The chandeliers were entwined with smilax. The lights were veiled with pink and on tables and stands were large bunches of pink roses. The back parlor, where the ceremony was performed, was in white. In front of the mantle and within the large bay window, palms, ferns and rubber plants reached to the ceiling. Large shower bouquets of white roses filled cut glass vases. Lights from white candles, held in silver candlesticks, were shaded with silver shades lined with white silk. The reception hall was in green. On the landing were mounds of potted plants. The banisters were entwined with evergreens, and the chandelier was draped with garlands of smilax. During the evening music was furnished by an orchestra in the hall above. At the hour appointed the Lohengrin wedding march was played and the wedding party entered. Dr. Lincoln Chadburn of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Mr. George Weeks, the two groomsmen, entered first in the front parlor from the hall, carrying white satin ribbons, and proceeded through the parlors and took their stand on each side of the mantle, forming an aisle for those following. Next came the bridesmaids, Miss Ann Bassett, sister of the bride, and Miss Elizabeth Scott, in gowns of white crepe de chene, over white taffeta. Miss Bassett's was trimmed with pink roses, and Miss Scott's with gold. Both carried bunches of pink roses. Behind them came the flower girl, little Miss Lilly Threldkeld, gowned in white paris muslin with white satin ribbons, carrying a large basket filled with white and pink carnations. As the bride with her father, came from the hall through the front parlor, the groom, with his best man, Dr. Charles McClintock, of the Park Davis Laboratory, entered from a side door in the back parlor. The bride and groom met in front of the minister and were surrounded by their attendants.
      Miss Bassett wore a wedding gown of white satin with long court train. The high neck corsage and sleeves were sheered tulle. A bertha of point lace was caught to the shoulder with orange blossoms. Her tulle veil was caught in her hair with a single spray of orange blossoms, and she carried a shower bouquet of lilies of the valley, tied with white satin streamers.
      Following the ceremony a reception was given until the departure of the bride and groom for the South, where they will spend several weeks. After congratulations the guests withdrew to the library and dining room, which were decorated in evergreens and vases of flowers. In the library was the bride's table, where her attendants and a few friends were seated. In the center was the bride's cake, representing a bowl of white lilies, the sides were covered with white marguerites with silver centers, and from it rose a tall Grecian urn filled with lilies of the valley. Encircling it was a veil of spun candy. The cake rested on a large square piece of Battenburg lace, and from it to the four sides of th table were white satin streamers, caught to the ends with large bows. On small Battenburg doilies rested tall silver candlesticks holding white candles, shaded with silver shades, lined with white silk, and silver dishes of white rose bud mints. At each place was a white box of wedding cake tied with white satin ribbon, with M.B. in gold on one corner. Seated with the bride and groom were Miss Anna Bassett, Miss Elizabeth Scott, Miss Mary Hodgers, Miss Kate DeLong, Miss Lucy Alexander, Miss Emily Barnes, Dr. and Mrs. George Draper Kelly, Mrs. William Barnes, Dr. McClintock, Dr. Chadburn, Mr. George Weeks, Mr. J. Rogers Barr, Mr. Le Compte, Mr. Brooks, and Mr. John Payne.
      The dining room was in pink. In the center of the table was a vase of pink roses resting on a Battenburg center piece over pink silk. On smaller pieces at the two ends were pink candles in silver candle sticks, and placed about were silver dishes of pink tulips and rose bud mints. Seated here were Dr. and Mrs. Fulton, Miss Tunbull, of Winchester; Mrs. Ishnell, Mrs. Sage, Mrs. Sayre, Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. stoll, Major and Mrs. Bullock, Mrs. John Hodges, Dr. Skillman, Mr. Richard T. Anderson, Sr. Others were seated at smaller tables.
      After their return they will make their home with Mr. Bassett, Dr. McClymonds having decided to locate here.

      Lexington Herald, February 18, 1909
      Mr. Bassett's Will Filed For Probate
      Beneficiaries Named in Document
      Disposing of Property of the Late Mr. S. Bassett
      The will of the late Mr. S. Bassett, of this city, was offered for probate.
      After providing for the payment of just debts and funeral expenses, the entire estate is divided equally among his surviving children, Mr. J.E. Bassett, Mrs. Emma Bassett McClymonds, Miss Ann Bassett, Miss Elizabeth Threlkeld, daughter of Frances Bassett Threlkeld; Mrs. R.O. Kirkwood, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mrs. W.N. Offutt, of this city, the last two being daughters of Elizabeth Bassett Scott.
      The will provides for the conduct of the business of S. Bassett & Sons for a period of six months following the death of the testator.
      His son, Mr. J.E. Bassett, is named as executor, and Mr. Geo. W. Darnall and the late Judge J.R. Morton are witnesses of the signature.
    Person ID I108  8B John Bassett of Hunterdon County, New Jersey
    Last Modified 18 May 2012 

    Father Squire (Somin) Bassett,   b. 1 Jan 1824, Harrison or Bracken County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1909, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Slaughter,   d. 1880 
    Family ID F42  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Doctor John Julian McClymonds 
    Married Feb 1901  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart