Oscar LeRoy Bassett

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

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

Sources (14)

  • Oscar T Basset, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oscar L. Bassett, "Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935"
  • Oscar L Bassett, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

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.


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


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

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.

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

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