Oscar LeRoy Bassett

19 July 1865–28 June 1943 (Age 77)
Fosterburg, Madison, Illinois, United States

The Life of Oscar LeRoy

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, at the age of 77, and was buried in Hiawatha Cemetery, Hiawatha, Brown, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oscar LeRoy Bassett
Rosa Isabella Huber
Marriage: 6 October 1898
Henry Herbert Bassett
Helen Magdalen Bassett
Toinette Virginia Bassett

Spouse and Children

6 October 1898
Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Age 10

In 1875 the voters of the county of Madison adopted the township system of county government.

Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: from Old French basset, a diminutive of basse ‘low’, ‘short’, either a nickname for a short person or a status name for someone of humble origins.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Oscar T Basset, "United States Census, 1940"
  • O L Bassett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oscar L Bassett, "United States Census, 1920"

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