William Edward Bassett

31 December 1851–11 January 1919 (Age 67)
Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Edward

When William Edward Bassett was born on 31 December 1851, in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Bassett, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Edwards, was 24. He married Sarah Ann Williams on 2 May 1872. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Ward 3 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900 and Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 11 January 1919, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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William Edward Bassett
Sarah Ann Williams
Marriage: 2 May 1872
Saddie A. Bassett
William Robert Bassett
Mary Margaret Bassett
Minnie M. Bassett
Sarah Ann Bassett
Royal Clarence Bassett Sr
Lyman W. Bassett
Charles Windon Bassett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 May 1872
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    World Events (8)

    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867
    Age 16
    The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 19
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from Old French basset ‘of low stature’, a diminutive of basse ‘low, short’, either a nickname for a short person or a status name for someone of humble origins.Altered form of French Bessette 1 or Besset (see Bessette 2).History: William Bassett (c. 1598–1667) came to Plymouth, MA, from Kent, England, in the 1620s; c. 1650 he moved to Duxbury and subesequently to Bridgewater. He had many prominent descendants, among them one of the earliest families on Martha's Vineyard. — The surname Bassett of French origin (see 2 above) is listed in the register of Huguenot ancestors recognized by the Huguenot Society of America.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    www.bassettbranches.org go to stories , WmEdwBassett1851-1919. On the internet. A portion of the story is below. The Story tells about ALL his family members and their immigration. William Edwar …

    Sources (56)

    • Wm E Bassett in entry for Eldon Smith Bassett, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Wm Bassett in household of Thomas Bassett, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • William E Bassett in entry for Royal Clarence Bassett and Myrtie Edith Tidd, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"Marriage date 13 April 1938

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