When Oscar LeRoy Bassett was born on 19 July 1865, in Fosterburg, Madison, Illinois, United States, his father, Harlow Gillette Bassett, was 27 and his mother, Mary Catherine Werts, was 22. He married Rosa Isabella Huber on 6 October 1898, in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 28 June 1943, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Hiawatha Cemetery, Hiawatha, Brown, Kansas, United States.
English (of Norman origin): from Old French basset ‘of low stature’, a diminutive of basse ‘low, short’, either a nickname for a short person or a status name for someone of humble origins.
Altered form of French Bessette 1 or Besset (see Bessette 2).
History: William Bassett (c. 1598–1667) came to Plymouth, MA, from Kent, England, in the 1620s; c. 1650 he moved to Duxbury and subesequently to Bridgewater. He had many prominent descendants, among them one of the earliest families on Martha's Vineyard. — The surname Bassett of French origin (see 2 above) is listed in the register of Huguenot ancestors recognized by the Huguenot Society of America.