Jessie Florence Bass

19 August 1904–10 November 1953 (Age 49)
Perry, Missouri, United States

The Life of Jessie Florence

When Jessie Florence Bass was born on 19 August 1904, in Perry, Missouri, United States, her father, George Bass, was 34 and her mother, Florence D. Franklin, was 33. She married Alvin Winford House on 16 December 1922, in East St. Louis, St. Clair, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Saline Township, Perry, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Bois Brule Township, Perry, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died on 10 November 1953, at the age of 49, and was buried in Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery, Crosstown, Perry, Missouri, United States.

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Alvin Winford House
Jessie Florence Bass
Marriage: 16 December 1922
Ruth Helen House
Paul Henry House
Alma Beatrice House

Spouse and Children

16 December 1922
East St. Louis, St. Clair, Illinois, United States


    Ruth Helen House


    Paul Henry House


    Alma Beatrice House


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 2

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 14

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Jessie F Bass in household of Sarah E Taylor, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jesse F Bass in household of Perry A Davis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jessie Bass, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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