Thomas Washington Bass

29 July 1819–18 February 1895 (Age 75)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Thomas Washington

When Thomas Washington Bass was born on 29 July 1819, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Nathan R Bass, was 43 and his mother, Ruhama Susan Price, was 41. He married Mary Jane Crane on 16 February 1845, in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 18 February 1895, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Washington Bass
Mary Jane Crane
Marriage: 16 February 1845
George Franklin Bass
Charles Oscar Bass
William H Bass
Mary Elizabeth Bass
Martha Florence Bass

Spouse and Children

16 February 1845
Bartholomew, Indiana, United States



    Charles Oscar Bass


    William H Bass


    Mary Elizabeth Bass


    Martha Florence Bass


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Historic Boundaries 1821: Marion, Indiana, United States
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 6

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 22

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

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)

  • Thomas W Bass, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas W Bass, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Bass, "United States Census, 1860"

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