Amelia Emily Bass

Female5 May 1840–August 1909

Brief Life History of Amelia Emily

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.

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Family Time Line

William Burton Wales
Amelia Emily Bass
Marriage: about 1856
William M. Wales
Mattie Wales
Ella B Wales
Luther Wales
William Wales
Lester Wales
Edith Wales
Alice Wales
Henry Blair Wales
Susan Wales
Pierre Burton Wales
Mary Francis Wales
Matilda Debro Wales
William Burton Wales Jr

Sources (14)

  • Milly Waile in household of W B Waile, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Amelia Wales, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Amelia Wales in entry for William B Wales, "United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1856
  • Children (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (15)

    +10 More Children

    World Events (7)


    Age 6

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 23

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1868 · Louisiana Is Readmitted Into the Union

    Age 28

    Louisiana was readmitted into the Union.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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