George Azro Bass

29 May 1838–30 May 1925 (Age 87)
Prescott, Augusta, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada

The Life of George Azro

When George Azro Bass was born on 29 May 1838, in Prescott, Augusta, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, his father, William Bass, was 22 and his mother, Maria Wood, was 22. He married Margaret Ann Knipe in 1865, in New Hartford, Butler, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bigelow, Nobles, Minnesota, United States in 1885 and Indian Lake Township, Nobles, Minnesota, United States in 1900. He died on 30 May 1925, in Blaine, Whatcom, Washington, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Blaine Cemetery, Blaine, Whatcom, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Azro Bass
1838–1925
Margaret Ann Knipe
1846–1900
Marriage: 1865
William Henry Sr Bass
1866–1936
Elizabeth M Bass
1869–1923
John Edwin Bass
1870–1941
Rosalie Bass
1873–1969
Maggie May Bass
1877–1931
Clarence E. Bass
1878–
Carrie Pearl Bass
1886–1910

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1865
New Hartford, Butler, Iowa, United States
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World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 1

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1846

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 23

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

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)

  • George Bass in household of Wm Bass, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George Bass in household of William Bass, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Bass, "United States Census, 1900"

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