When Amelia Emily Bass was born on 5 May 1840, in Rapides, Louisiana, United States, her father, James Franklin Bass, was 33 and her mother, Emily Millie Groves, was 37. She married William Burton Wales about 1856. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Boyce, Rapides, Louisiana, United States in 1900. She died in August 1909, in Vernon, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 69.
English: from Middle English bas(e), bass, Old French bas(se) ‘low, short’ (from Latin bassus ‘thickset’, i.e. wide as opposed to tall), either a descriptive nickname for a short person or a status name meaning ‘of humble origin’, not necessarily with derogatory connotations.
English: from the Middle English personal name Bas(s)e. This could be an Old French form of ancient Germanic Baso (perhaps meaning ‘purple’) or more commonly a pet form of Middle English and Old French Basile or Basily, used of men and women alike. Compare Basley and Basil .
English: in some instances, from Middle English bærs, bas ‘freshwater perch, bass or any of various related or similar fish, such as the sea bass’, hence a nickname for a person supposedly resembling this fish, or a metonymic occupational name for a fish seller or fisherman.