Bassett Family Association Database

Edna Mae Soper

Female Abt 1887 - 1973  (~ 86 years)


Personal Information    |    PDF

  • Name Edna Mae Soper 
    Born Abt 1887 
    Gender Female 
    _UID 15BBA559A6257E4D8215D5ABADA16F255D62 
    Died 14 Aug 1973 
    Buried Eden Evergreen Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The Putnam County Courier
      Carmel, New York
      Friday Afternoon, January 26, 1934
      Enoch Arden Decree Sought
      Edna M. Bassett Says Her Husband, Grover C. Bassett, Has Been Gone 14 Years.
      Edna M. Bassett, of Westchester county, has applied to the Supreme court for an Enoch Arden decree of annulment from her husband, Grover C. Bassett, who she alleges disappeared 14 years ago and hasn’t been reported alive since. Justice Aldrich has granted an order of publication in the action, which is returnable April 7, when the action will be tried if the defendant is not found. John E. Mack is attorney for Mrs. Bassett in the action.
      In her petition she sets forth that they were married July 2, 1905, at Lake Mohegan and that there are six children: Grover C. Jr., 25 years old; Lloyd E., 23; Martha, 21; Willis H. 20; Eva May, 18; and Robert, 15. While they were living at Valhalla, Westchester county, her husband disappeared in March, 1919. Extensive search having failed to solve the mystery of his disappearance, Mrs. Bassett concluded that he is now dead.
      Her petition alleges that Eugene Bassett, Sr., the defendant’s father, of Lincolndale, made an unsuccessful search for him, as did Arthur J. Soper, of Poughkeepsie, brother of Mrs. Bassett, George Bassett and Eugene Bassett, Jr. of Yorktown Heights, and Edward Bassett, farmer of the Amawalk-Katonah road, brothers of the defendant.
      U.S. Army records failed to assist in the location, the only revelation being that Bassett had been discharged from the Army several years before his disappearance.

      The Hamburg Sun
      Thursday, August 23, 1973
      Mrs. Lee M. Green
      Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon from the David C. Laing Funeral Home, Eden, for Mrs. Edna Soper Green of Main St., Eden, who died August 14 in her 86th year. The Reverend William R. Melberg, pastor of St. John’s United Church of Christ, officiated with burial in Eden Evergreen Cemetery.
      Mrs. Green was a Gold Star Mother of American Legion Auxiliary Post 880, Eden, and a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.
      The wife of the late Grover C. Bassett and the late Dr. Lee M. Green, she leaves a son, Grover Bassett of Elmford, two daughters, Miss Wreath Bassett of Eden and Mrs. Jack Gunn of New Hartford, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
      Mrs. Green was a also a sister of Mrs. Cora Boyce of Peekskill, Harold Soper, Mrs. Anna Clay, Mildred and Harry Soper, all of Poughkeepsie and the late Arthur, Roy and Viola Soper.
      She was also the mother of the late Willis, Lloyd and Viola Bassett.

      1910 Federal Census of Mt. Pleasant, Westchester County, New York (27 Apr 1910)
      Grover C. Bassett - 25 - M - NY-NY-NY - Head - Fireman Steam Shovel
      Edna - 22 - F - NY-NY-NY - Wife
      Grover C. - 2 - M - NY-NY-NY - Son
      Loyd - 4/12 - M - NY-NY-NY - Son
      (Married 4 years, 3 children, 2 living)
    Person ID I81  151B John Bassett of Bedford, New York
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2015 

    Father James Henry Soper 
    Mother Ophelia 
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Grover Cleveland Bassett,   b. 4 Sep 1883, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1951, Browns Park, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1905  Lake Mohegan, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Viola Bassett
    +2. Grover Cleveland Bassett, Jr.,   b. 20 Oct 1907, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1976, Elmsford, Westchester County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Living
     4. Martha (Wreatha) Bassett,   b. 7 Apr 1911, Garfield, Bergen County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1997, Eden, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +5. Willis H. Bassett,   b. 4 Jul 1913, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1945  (Age 31 years)
     6. Living
     7. Living
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Doctor Lee M. Green 
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F35  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart