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Edward Ezekiel Bass

Male 1869 - 1954  (85 years)


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  • Name Edward Ezekiel Bass 
    Born 2 Mar 1869  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 3EE546F627454D47A6422FA4A2BED98EE137 
    Died 2 Mar 1954  Baldwin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Georgia Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form Edited By Allen D. Candler and Clement A. Evans
      Volume I, State Historical Association, Atlanta, 1906
      Transcribed by Sandy Denney
      Edward E. Bass

      Bass, Edward E., is recognized as one of the leading merchants and representative citizens of the city of Milledgeville, and has done much to further the upbuilding and progress of the city, where he has varied and important interests. He was born on a farm in DeKalb county, Tenn., March 2, 1869, and in that county were also born his parents, John A. and Sarah (Robinson) Bass, who there passed their entire lives, the father having been a successful farmer and stock-grower and a prominent dealer in live stock. When the subject of this sketch was a lad of eight years his mother died, and when he was twenty years old his father also passed away. Edward E. Bass attended school in DeKalb and Wilson counties, Tenn., until he had attained to the age of eighteen years. In 1888 he came to Georgia and located in Griffin, Spalding county, where he entered the employ of his uncles, J. L. and H. H. Bass, who conducted one of the most extensive general merchandise concerns in that section, under the title of Bass Bros. He remained with his uncles in various capacities until 1896, when he removed to Milledgeville and engaged in the mercantile business, the firm being composed of himself and younger brother, C. L. Bass, who died in 1900. His success has been of the most positive and gratifying order and he is today one of the most prominent business men of the former capital city, owning and conducting two of the largest and best equipped mercantile establishments in Milledgeville, one devoted to dry goods and the other to dry goods and clothing. He also owns a one half interest in still another retail mercantile concern in the city. He is one of the large holders of improved real estate in Milledgeville, where he has personally erected about twelve substantial buildings, including his own fine modern residence and one of the best busi ness blocks in the town. He is also possessed of valuable farm property in Baldwin county, and is recognized as a reliable, progressive and able business man, and as a loyal and public spirited citizen. Mr. Bass is a free thinker in political matters, is affiliated with the Masonic fraternity and is a member of the Baptist church. *On Jan. 4, 1899, he was united in marriage to Miss Bessie Bass, of Hancock county, who bore the same name, but who is of an entirely different family line, and they have two children 'Sarah lone, born Feb. 22, 1900, and Wesley Elward, born Aug. 1, 1902.



      Macon Telegraph
      Georgia
      Monday, January 9, 1899
      Marriages
      On Wednesday, January 4, at the lovely home of Mr. W.A. Bass of Devereaux, occurred the marriage of Mr. E.E. Bass of this city and Miss Bessie Bass, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Bass. It was a quiet home wedding, but many friends of the contracting parties gathered to see the ceremony performed. The house was beautifully decorated with flowers and evergreens, and at the appointed time the couple walked into the parlor and were made man and wife, Reverend J.R. King performing the ceremony, after which those present were ushered into the dining room, where a sumptuous dinner awaited them. The bride and groom arrived in the city on the 3:30 train and are at home to their many friends at the home of Dr. J.W. Manning. Mr. Bass is the senior partner of the big dry goods firm of E.E. Bass & Brothers of this city, and his bride is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Bass of Devereaux, and they both have scores of friends all over the state who waft them congratulations. They were the recipients of many presents.

      1870 Federal Census of DeKalb County, Tennessee (August 17, 1870)
      Ezekiel Bass - 47 - Male - Tennessee - Farmer 10,000 1900
      Susan - 37 - Female - Tennessee - Keeps House
      Thomas - 21 - Male - Tennessee 200
      William - 20 - Male - Tennessee
      Josiah - 17 - Male - Tennessee
      Jordan - 15 - Male - Tennessee
      Henry - 13 - Male - Tennessee
      Charles - 11 - Male - Tennessee
      Rachael - 9 - Female - Tennessee
      Ezekiel - 3 - Male - Tennessee
      Sallie - 9/12 - Female - Tennessee
      and two hired hands
      Living next door
      1870 Federal Census of DeKalb County, Tennessee (August 17, 1870)
      John A. Bass - 27 - Male - Tennessee - Farmer 3500 1800
      Sarah - 23 - Female - Tennessee - Keeps House
      Hershel - 3 - Male - Tennessee
      Ezekiel - 1 - Male - Tennessee
      and two hired hands

      1880 Federal Census of Dowelltown, DeKalb County, Tennessee (June 3, 1880)
      John A. Bass - 36 - Male - TN-TN-TN - Head - Farmer
      Jane - 36 - Female - TN-TN-TN - Wife - Keeping House
      Wingate H. - 12 - Male - TN-TN-TN - Son - Works on farm
      Ezekiel S. - 10 - Male - TN-TN-TN - Son - Works on farm
      Lannes - 8 - Male - TN-TN-TN - Son
      Clarence L. - 5 - Male - TN-TN-TN - Son

      1900 Federal Census of Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia (June 1, 1900)
      Edward E. Bass - 31 - Male - Mar 1869 - TN-TN-TN - Head - Dry Goods Merchant
      Bessie J. - 22 - Female - Apr 1878 - GA-GA-GA - Wife
      Sarah - 3/12 - Female - Feb 1900 - GA-TN-GA - Daughter
      Athene Robinson - 16 - Female - Oct 1883 - TN-TN-TN - Cousin - At school
      and two servants
      (Married 1 year, 1 child, 1 living)
    Person ID I36551  1A William Bassett of Plymouth
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2021 

    Father John Archie Bass,   b. 19 Jul 1843, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1889, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Sarah (Sary) Robinson,   b. 2 Jan 1847, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1877  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1866  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12924  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bessie Ione Bass,   b. 28 Apr 1878, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1959  (Age 80 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Ione Bass,   b. 22 Feb 1900, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1986  (Age 85 years)
    +2. Welsey Edward (Zeke) Bass, Sr.,   b. 1 Aug 1902, Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1985, Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Living
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F13038  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart