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Amos Earl Bassett, Sr.

Male 1895 - 1975  (79 years)


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  • Name Amos Earl Bassett 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 27 Sep 1895  Vermillion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID A037E8D47231974EB8A8ED8EB775B8734D8E 
    Died 30 May 1975  Jupiter, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Jupiter, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Amos Earl Bassett was the second mayor of Plumosus City, Palm Beach County, Florida.

      1900 Federal Census of Vermillion County, Indiana (21 Jun 1900)
      Charles F. Bassett - 43 - M - Oct 1856 - IN-OH-VT - Head - Supt. of quarry
      Martha C. - 47 - F - Feb 1853 - IN-IN-IN - Wife
      Albert F. - 14 - M - Aug 1885 - IN-IN-IN - Son - At School
      Ethel - 13 - F - Jun 1887 - IN-IN-IN - Daughter - At School
      Walter L. - 11 - M - Mar 1889 - IN-IN-IN - Son - At School
      Earl - 4 - M - Sep 1895 - IN-IN-IN - Son
      (Married 17 years, 5 children, 1 living) (Should be 4 living)

      1930 Federal Census of Jupiter, Palm Beach County, Florida (12 Apr 1930)
      Amos E. Bassett - 34 - M - IN-IN-IN - Head - Manager Fernery
      Ruth - 30 - F - IL-IN-IN - Wife
      Amos E. Jr. - 8 - M - FL-IN-IL - Son
      James A. - 6 - M - FL-IN-IL - Son
      Richard - 2-2/12 - M - FL-IN-IL - Son
      (Married at 25 & 21)

      Notes on Charles Franklin Bassett provided by Amos E. Bassett Jr.
      Charles Franklin Bassett, Hillsdale, Indiana, in the early 1890's spent two seasons cooking at a ranch in New Mexico. He applied for a homestead near Rosewell, New Mexico. He gave it up and in 1910 homesteaded in Montana. He and son Amos loaded a boxcar with household goods plus a cow and some chickens and rode in it to Montana. Amos worked with his dad until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy about 1917. He intended to be a cook but ended a band member (cornet & french horn). All of his duty was in the Mediterranean. He was discharged from Philadelphia Naval Hospital and told not to return to Montana (because of lung damage) but find something in Florida. He enrolled in the college of agriculture at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Mittie Ruth Bieger lived with his sister Ethel and cared for sons Wayne and Otto in order to attend high school in Lavina, Montana. Ruth and Earl corresponded during his service and Ruth accepted his letter of Proposal. They were married in Tampa, Florida, 8 Sep 1920. They returned to Gainesville and dad accepted a dairy job in Jupiter, Florida and later was given charge of the fernery and the development of a tropical plant nursery for the Nothern market. By World War II's end, he had his own nursery and sold out in 1960. Dad's father sold out in Montana after World War II and moved to first, St. Petersburg, Florida and about 1926-1927 to Jupiter, Florida, where he and grandmother lived until their deaths of natural causes, grandmother, 6 May 1935 and grandfather, 8 Aug 1935. Amos, 30 May 1975 and Ruth, 28 Dec 1994 lie next to them in the Jupiter, Florida, Cemetery.
    Person ID I1124  8B John Bassett of Hunterdon County, New Jersey
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2012 

    Father Charles Franklin Bassett,   b. 5 Oct 1856, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1935, Jupiter, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Martha Caroline James,   b. Feb 1853, Helt Township, Vermillion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1935, Jupiter, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1884 
    Family ID F216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mittie Ruth Bieger,   d. 28/29 Dec 1994, Jupiter, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 8 Sep 1920  Tampa, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Amos Earl Bassett, Jr.,   b. 28 Feb 1922, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 2010, New Holland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +2. James Arthur Bassett,   b. 18 Oct 1923, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1985, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +3. Richard Milton Bassett,   b. 29 Jan 1928, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 2018, St. Augustine, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. Living
    Family ID F385  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] SSDI.