Sion Dee Bass

Brief Life History of Sion Dee

When Sion Dee Bass was born on 22 April 1863, in Tennessee, United States, his father, John Cadar Bass, was 39 and his mother, Anthory Ball "Ann" Pridy, was 30. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Mary W. "Molly" Oglesby. He lived in Sumner, Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Hartsville, Trousdale, Tennessee, United States in 1880. He died on 11 November 1889, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Hartsville, Trousdale, Tennessee, United States.

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Sion Dee Bass
Mary W. "Molly" Oglesby
John Cecil Bass
Hattie Dee Bass

Sources (5)

  • Sion Bass in household of John D Bass, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Dee Bass in entry for John Cecil Bass, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • Sivor D Bass in household of J D Bass, "United States Census, 1880"

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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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