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Doctor Franklin Lippincott Bassett

Male 1855 - 1929  (74 years)


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  • Name Franklin Lippincott Bassett 
    Prefix Doctor 
    Born 21 Jan 1855  Salem County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID B611198CACA62647B847FA1E741E7A69B7B0 
    Died 16 Feb 1929  Salem County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • 1880 Federal Census of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
      Frank L. Bassett - 25 - M - NJ-NJ-PA - Other - Doctor
      (Living with Elijah Kirk, dentist, and many others)

      1900 Federal Census of Swarthmore, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (1 Jun 1900)
      Frank L. Bassett - 45 - M - Jan 1855 - NJ-NJ-PA - Head - Dentist
      Anna E. - 38 - F - Sep 1861 - MD-VA-NJ - Wife
      Norman H. - 16 - May 1884 - PA-NJ-MD - Son - At School
      Arthur E. - 14 - M - Nov 1886 - PA-NJ-MD - Son - At School
      Herbert P. - 10 - M - May 1890 - PA-NJ-MD - Son - At School
      & 2 servants
      (Married 19 years, 4 children, 3 living)

      South Jersey, A History 1664-1924
      Alfred M. Heston
      Frank L. Bassett, D.D.S. - The profession of dentristry, always held in merited honor, but in recent years recognized as of vital importance to the physical well-being of the human race, has an able representative in Dr. Bassett, a native son of Salem, New Jersey, where he has resided throughout most of his lifetime, although his professional headquarters are located in Philadelphia, where he has built up a large, lucrative and constantly increasing clientele.
      Frank L. Bassett was born in Salem, New Jersey, January 21, 1855, son of Edward H. and Hannah P. (Smith) Bassett, and grandson of Elisha and Mary (Nicholson) Bassett. Frank L. Bassett obtained his early educatioin in the Friends' School at Salem, and then attended Swarthmore College, from which he was graduated, with the degree of Bachelor of Science, in 1876. He then entered Philadelphia Dental College and three years later received his degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery from this institution. Completing his studies, he established himself in the general practice of his profession at Seventeenth and Chestnut streets, Philadelphia, and has continued at this location up to the present time (1925), covering a period of forty-six years. Gradually he has advanced along lines which have brought him substantial returns and in all he has been actuated by a spirit that recognizes the fact that efficiency and capability are the only qualities which really entitle one to advancement.
      Dr. Bassett is a director in the Salem National Bank and Trust Company; is a Republican in politics, and has served in the Borough Council, while a resident of Swarthmore; and his religious affiliation is with the Friends.
      At Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 23, 1881, Dr. Frank L. Bassett married Anne E. Hallowell, daughter of John E. and Anna (Townsend) Hallowell. Dr. and Mrs. Bassett are the parents of three children: Norman, who married Margaret G. Bassett; Arthur E. who married Vernon Waddell, and has three children: Virginia, James and Barbara; and Herbert T., who married Mary Ramsey.

      Salem Standard and Jerseyman, 20 Feb 1929, page 8.
      Dr. Frank L. Bassett Dead
      Well Known Resident Passed Away After a Short Illness
      Dr. Frank L. Bassett passed away at his late residence on Market Street, this city, on Saturday morning. He had been in poor health for several weeks but few knew his condition was serious. His death was a shock to his many friends.
      Dr. Bassett was one of our most highly respected citizens, a man who possessed a fine personality and one who made friends wherever he went.
      Dr. Bassett was a son of the late Edward H. and Hannah P. Bassett, and was born January 21st, 1855, in Mannington township. He attended the township school, the Davidson Academy and the Friends' School in Salem and then Swarthmore College from which he graduated with the degree of B.A. in 1878. Four years later, in 1880, he was graduated from the Philadelphia Dental College. He was at one time President of the Pennsylvania Dental Society and an Honorary Member of the Academy of Stamatology, Philadelphia.
      On March 21st, 1881 Mr. Bassett married Anna Elgar Hallowell and to them three sons were born: Dr. Norman Hallowell Bassett, Dr. Arthur E. Bassett and Herbert T. Bassett.
      Dr. Bassett lived for a time in Swarthmore and came to Salem in 1912 and took up his residence on Market street where he continued to reside. In his younger life he worked at the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia but later opened dental parlors in that city where he enjoyed an excellent practice. He had been a resident here but a short time when he was elected a Director of the Salem National Bank and Trust Company and held that office at the time of his death.
    Person ID I1608  4B William Bassett of Lynn, Massachusetts
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2012 

    Father Edward Hicks Bassett,   b. 2 Feb 1821, Salem County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1889  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Hannah Pellet Smith,   b. 10 Apr 1821,   d. 9 Nov 1875  (Age 54 years) 
    Family ID F401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Elgar Hallowell 
    Married 23 Mar 1881  [1
    Children 
     1. Helen Bassett,   b. 13 Mar 1882,   d. 3 Aug 1882  (Age 0 years)
     2. Doctor Norman Hallowell Bassett,   b. 11 May 1884
    +3. Doctor Arthur Edward Bassett,   b. 3 Nov 1886,   d. 26 Jan 1951  (Age 64 years)
     4. Herbert Townsend Bassett,   b. 23 May 1890
    Family ID F551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] FL1939 - Family Letter written by A.E. Bassett.