Bascome Alexander Trent

28 August 1878–12 November 1953 (Age 75)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Bascome Alexander

When Bascome Alexander Trent was born on 28 August 1878, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Zachariah John Trent, was 35 and his mother, Mary Ann Bird, was 21. He married Mollie Alice Pratt on 25 March 1898, in Knox, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Civil District 3, Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 12 November 1953, in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States.

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Bascome Alexander Trent
Mollie Alice Pratt
Marriage: 25 March 1898
Ernest Austin Trent
Jesse Lee Trent
Allie Trent
Jack Edward Trent
Ruth Trent

Spouse and Children

25 March 1898
Knox, Tennessee, United States


    Ernest Austin Trent


    Jesse Lee Trent


    Allie Trent


    Jack Edward Trent


    Ruth Trent


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone living on the banks of any of the several rivers so called. The river name is of British origin; it may be composed of the unattested elements tri ‘through’, ‘across’ + sant- ‘travel’, ‘journey’; alternatively it may mean ‘traveler’ or ‘trespasser’, a reference to frequent flooding. There is a village in Dorset of this name, on the river Trent or Piddle, and the surname may therefore also be a habitational name derived from this.2 Scottish: probably of the same origin as 1, though in some cases it may be from a reduced form of Tranent, a place in East Lothian.

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

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Sources (3)

  • B A Trent in household of Y J Trent, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bascom A Trent, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bascome Trent in household of Zacariah Trent, "United States Census, 1880"

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