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John Mott Bassett[1]

Male 1850 - 1919  (69 years)


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  • Name John Mott Bassett 
    Born 23 Feb 1850  Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Nov 1919  Dallas, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Excerpt from a letter:
      "John Mott Bassett went to Georgia after the the Civil War and went to Texas with his wife where he lived and died in Dallas."

      1880 Federal Census of 3rd ward, Austin, Travis County, Texas
      John M. Bassett 30 M CT NJ NJ Head Civil Engineer
      Lillian M. 24 F GA GA GA Wife At home
      Ruth 8/12 F GA GA GA Daughter
      Living with the John H. Fitzhugh family

      1900 Federal Census of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas (7 Jun 1900)
      John M. Bassett 50 M CT PA NJ Head Civil Engineer
      Martha 44 F Jan 1856 GA GA GA Wife
      Ruth 20 F Sep 1879 GA NJ GA Daughter
      Liffey 15 F Sep 1884 TX NJ GA Daughter
      Hugh 11 M Mar 1889 TX NJ GA Son At school
      Sam 8 M Jun 1892 TX NJ GA Son At school
      Revo 3 M Jan 1897 TX NJ GA Son
      (Married 21 years, 10 children, 5 living)

      1910 Federal Census of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas (1910)
      John M. Bassett 60 M CT CT VA Head Engineer Water Works
      Martha 50 F GA GA GA Wife
      Samuel 18 M TX CT GA Son Bookkeeper Contract
      Reveau 13 M TX CT GA Son
      Wife of Sam 18 F TX MA MS DauL
      Harry Hales 39 M TN TN TN Boarder Laborer Water Works
      John Young 51 M IR IR IR Boarder Watchman Water Works
      Charles David 49 M WV WV WV Servant Servant private family


      The Dallas Morning News, 27 Nov 1919
      Veteran Engineer of City Waterworks Dies at Home

      J. M. Bassett, 69 years old, chief engineer of the waterworks of
      Dallas for the last twenty-eight years, died at 2:30 o’clock yesterday
      afternoon at his home, 2100 Oak Lawn avenue, after only a few hours’ illness.
      Funeral services will be held in the Second Presbyterian Church at 4 o’clock
      this afternoon, the Rev. J. L. Stephens officiating. The Masonic Fraternity
      will have charge of the service at the grave in Grove Hill Cemete
      The active pallbearers will be Dr. Rufus Whitis, H.M. Burr, W.O.
      Hoffman, E.A. Skiles, John Winders, J.W. Everman, Ed Hunter and J.E. Bassett.
      The honorary pallbearers will be Mayor Frank W. Wogencraft and Commissioners
      Fred Appel, E.B. Reppert, L.E. McGee, Hal Mosely and Jennings Moore, D. F.
      Sullivan, Ben Irelson, C.B. Gillespie, J.D. Cullum, C.B. O[Beirne, Joe
      Lawther, John Ryan, William Doran, Harry L. Seay, Hall Williamson, C.M.
      Colville, Robert Robinson, Howard Colcille, W.F. Lee, T. L. Lawhon and E.W.
      Rose.
      Mr. Bassett was born at New Haven, Conn. In early life he was a civil
      engineer and he located the routes of several of the first railroads built in
      Texas. He had been an active member of the Presbyterian Church from his youth
      and was an elder in the Second Presbyterian Church of Dallas for many years.
      Surviving Mr. Bassett are his wife and the following children: H.P.
      Bassett, R.M. Bassett and Mrs. W.H. Cullum of Dallas; Mrs. Ira T. Moore of
      Allen and Sam R. Bassett of Houston, and a sister, Miss Elizabeth of
      Rockaway, N.J. and the following grandchildren, John F. and Martha and
      Virginia Moore and Dorothy and Lillian Cullum.
    Person ID I5  313B Samuel Bassett of Connecticut or New Jersey
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2009 

    Father Samuel S. Bassett,   b. Abt 1815, Connecticut or New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased 
    Mother Sarah T. Mott,   b. 29 Jul 1822, Rockaway, Morris County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased 
    Married Abt 1849 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lillian Martha,   b. Abt 1856,   d. Aug 1927, Dallas County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married Abt 1879 
    Notes 
    • Possibly married in Georgia.
    Children 
    +1. Ruth Bassett,   b. Sep 1879, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
     2. Lillian Bassett,   b. Sep 1884, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
     3. Hugh Bassett,   b. 16 Mar 1889, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1985, Dallas County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     4. Sam Bassett,   b. Jun 1892, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Deceased
    +5. Reveau Mott Bassett,   b. 9 Jan 1897, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1981, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] GEDCOM file imported on 2 September 2009.

    2. [S6] FL1952.