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Mary Elizabeth Tobin

Female 1887 - 1981  (94 years)


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  • Name Mary Elizabeth Tobin 
    Born 13 May 1887  Weymouth, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    _UID 5DCB1F97944A2844A657D859D1D48DA62E02 
    Died 9 Jun 1981  Dorchester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 13 Jun 1981  St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, East Weymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Mary changed the name to Bassett some time after Eugene left the family.

      1920 Federal Census of Weymouth, Norfolk County, MA (3 Jan 1920)
      Eugene Bessette 32 M CN CN CN Head Steamfitter Shipyard
      Mary 32 F MA MA MA Wife
      Margaret 6 F MA CN MA Daughter
      Florence 3 10/12 F MA CN MA Daughter
      Eugene 1 2/12 M MA CN MA Son
      Joseph 1 2/12 M MA CN MA Son
      (Living at 76 Shawmut Street)

      1930 Federal Census of Weymouth, Norfolk County, MA (30 Apr 1930)
      Mary Bessette (Div) 43 F MA IR MA Head
      Margaret E. 17 F MA CF MA Daughter Bleacher Shoe Shop
      Mary A. 14 F MA CF MA Daughter
      Joseph 11 M MA CF MA Son
      Eugene 11 M MA CF MA Son
      Elenor 9 F MA CF MA Daughter
      John E. 8 M MA CF MA Son
      Harold D. 6 M MA CF MA Son
      William P. 2 M MA CF MA Son
      Eliza J. Tobin (Wd) 78 F MA IR IR Mother
      (Living at 28 Lake Street) (Marred at 24)

      1940 Federal Census of Boston, Suffolk County, MA (6 Apr 1940)
      Mary E. Bassett 52 F Head MA Same
      Margaret E. 27 F Daughter MA Same Waitress Restaurant
      Eugene F. 22 M Son MA Same
      Joseph H. 22 M Son MA Same Elevator Operator Telephone Co.
      Eleanor R. 20 F Daughter MA Same Tester Meter Manufacturer
      John E. 18 M Son MA Same Kitchen Hand Restaurant
      Harold D. 14 M Son MA Same
      Paul W. 13 M Son MA Same
      (Living at 1 Moultry Street)

      The Boston Globe, Massachusetts, 10 Jun 1981
      Mary Bassett, 94 Was on Democratic Committee

      Mary (Tobin) Bassett of Canton died yesterday in St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Brighton. She was 94. She was born in East Weymouth and lived there for more than 50 years. She lived in Dorchester for 40 years before moving to Canton three years ago. Mrs. Bassett was on the state Democratic Committee for more than 30 years and was active in the Trappist Monks Building Fund. She also was a member of the Friends of the Queen of the Apostle Seminary in Dedham and was active for many years in their fund raising programs. She leaves four sons, Eugene F. of Arlington, John E. of Florida, Harold of Canton and William P. Bassett of Texas; three daughters, Margaret E. Kane, Mary F. Willard and Eleanor S. Bassett, all of Canton; 29 grandchildren, and 40 great-grandchildren. A funeral mass will be said Friday at 9 a.m. in St. Gerard Majella Church, Canton. Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, East Weymouth.
    Person ID I4908  14B Jean Besset of Quebec
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2014 

    Father David Tobin 
    Mother Elizabeth (Moran) Tobin 
    Family ID F3810  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eugene Joseph Bessette,   b. 25 Dec 1887, Iberville, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956, New Bedford, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1911  Haverhill, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Elizabeth Bessette,   b. 25 Feb 1913, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1991, Arlington, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Mary Florence Bessette,   b. 23 Feb 1916, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1993, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Joseph Henry Bessette,   b. 3 Nov 1917, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1971  (Age 53 years)
    +4. Eugene Francis Bessette,   b. 3 Nov 1917, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 2004, Arlington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. Living
    +6. Paul E. Bessette,   b. 3 Feb 1947, New Bedford, Bristol Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 2011, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +7. John Edward Bassett,   b. 27 Dec 1921, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1932, Live Oak, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     8. Harold David Bassett,   b. 11 Aug 1924, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1993, Canton, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +9. William Paul Bassett,   b. 14 Jul 1926, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1991, Fulton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 6 May 2016 
    Family ID F1876  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart