James Gifford Bass

26 July 1874–16 November 1934 (Age 60)
Evanston, Huff Township, Spencer, Indiana, United States

The Life of James Gifford

When James Gifford Bass was born on 26 July 1874, in Evanston, Huff Township, Spencer, Indiana, United States, his father, Alexander Bass, was 40 and his mother, Lamira Holcomb, was 29. He married Leila Henderson on 9 June 1896. He lived in Algernon Township, Custer, Nebraska, United States in 1920 and Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 16 November 1934, in Sanger, Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Sanger, Fresno, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Gifford Bass
Maude S. Smith
Marriage: 1903
Naema Bass
Mrs Walter J Uridge
Irma Bass
Gifford Elam Bass
James Darrell Bass

Spouse and Children

California, United States


    Naema Bass


    Irma Bass



    James Darrell Bass


    Mrs Walter J Uridge


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Bass


    Lamira Holcomb




    Rodolphus B. Bass


    Lillie Bass


    Truman Wilber Bass


    Charles Elmer Bass


    William Clarence Bass


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 16

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old French bas(se) ‘low’, ‘short’ (Latin bassus ‘thickset’; see Basso ), either a descriptive nickname for a short person or a status name meaning ‘of humble origin’, not necessarily with derogatory connotations.2 English: in some instances, from Middle English bace ‘bass’ (the fish), hence a nickname for a person supposedly resembling this fish, or a metonymic occupational name for a fish seller or fisherman.3 Scottish: habitational name from a place in Aberdeenshire, of uncertain origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James G Bass in household of May Thompson, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • James G Bass in household of Alexander Bass, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James G Bass, "United States Census, 1920"

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