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Charles Franklin Bassett

Male 1856 - 1935  (78 years)


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  • Name Charles Franklin Bassett 
    Born 5 Oct 1856  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 1691E5421294C24C867D1C38B0F736F8AE97 
    Died 8 Aug 1935  Jupiter, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Jupiter, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1860 Federal Census of Center Township, Marshall County, Indiana (25 Jun 1860)
      Amos Bassett - 49 - M - Ohio - Farmer 3500 500
      A.M. - 34 - F - Vermont - Housekeeper
      Geo. M. - 10 - M - Indiana
      Orange D. - 8 - M - Indiana
      Ellina - 6 - F - Indiana
      Charles F. - 4 - M - Indiana
      Chandler - 1 - M - Indiana
      W.O. Myers - 20 - M - Ohio - Farm laborer

      1870 Federal Census of Constantine, St. Joseph County, Michigan (10 Aug 1870)
      Amos Bassett - 42 - M - Ohio - Farmer 2800 400
      Eliza - 61 - F - Ohio - Keeping House
      Alice(?) A. - 16 - F - Indiana - At home
      Charles F. - 13 - M - Works on farm

      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)

      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.

      Homestead Entry, U.S. Land Office, Lewiston, Montana
      Full Name: Charles F. Bassett, 58 years of age, of Seventynine, Montana.
      Citizen: I am a native born citizen of Indiana.
      House completed: 15 Dec 1911
      Also made a homestead entry in 1892 in Roswell, New Mexico for 80 acres, but relinquished it back to the U.S.

      I, Charles F. Bassett, male, a resident of Cushman, Yellowstone County, Montana, do hereby apply to enter, under Section 2289, Revised Statutes of the United States, the N 1/2 of N 1/2 Lots, 1,2,3,4, Section 4, Township 5N, Range 20E Meridian, containing 160 acres, within the Judith Land District.
      15 Jun 1910.
    Person ID I631  8B John Bassett of Hunterdon County, New Jersey
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2012 

    Father Amos Bassett,   b. 13 Nov 1817, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1881  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Aurilla M. Hall,   b. 29 Mar 1826,   d. 14 Jul 1862  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1848  [1
    Family ID F61  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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 
    Children 
    +1. Albert Franklin Bassett,   b. 29 Aug 1885, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959  (Age 73 years)
    +2. Ethel J. Bassett,   b. 10 Jan 1887, Vermillion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Walter Lavern Bassett,   b. 13 Mar 1889, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959  (Age 69 years)
    +4. Amos Earl Bassett, Sr.,   b. 27 Sep 1895, Vermillion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1975, Jupiter, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Family ID F216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] FBR - Family Bible Record.