Lena Bass

1905–29 June 1994 (Age 89)
Mingo, Sampson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Lena

When Lena Bass was born in 1905, in Mingo, Sampson, North Carolina, United States, her father, Abbadan BASS, was 31 and her mother, Letha Jane "Lille" Tart, was 21. She died on 29 June 1994, in Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina, United States.

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Abbadan BASS
Letha Jane "Lille" Tart
Lena Bass
Theodore Bass
Gethro Bass
Willard Bass

Parents and Siblings

    Abbadan BASS


    Letha Jane "Lille" Tart




World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

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.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 13

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Lena Boss in household of Abbadon Boss, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lena Bass in household of Abbodon Bass, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lena Bass Hill, "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994"

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