William Boyd Henry Bass

Brief Life History of William Boyd Henry

When William Boyd Henry Bass was born on 14 October 1891, in Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States, his father, Wright R Bass, was 33 and his mother, Vineca L Montgomery, was 29. He married Velda Mabel Nichols on 12 January 1917. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States in 1935 and Kurtz Nampa Election Precinct, Canyon, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 5 May 1975, in Idaho, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Meridian, Ada, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Boyd Henry Bass
1891–1975
Velda Mabel Nichols
1899–1984
Marriage: 12 January 1917
Baby Bass
1919–1919
James Douglas Bass Sr.
1924–1998
Marion Genevieve Bass
1928–2006

Sources (14)

  • Boyd Bass in household of Wright R Bass, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Boyd Bass, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"
  • William Henry Boyd Bass, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

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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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