Geneva Bass

17 October 1906–1997 (Age 90)
Wisner, Franklin, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Geneva

When Geneva Bass was born on 17 October 1906, in Wisner, Franklin, Louisiana, United States, her father, Robert Houston Bass, was 24 and her mother, Lessie Lena Spann, was 22. She married William Tilling Batey Jr on 17 April 1927, in Wisner, Franklin, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Franklin, Louisiana, United States in 1935 and Police Jury Ward 4, Caldwell, Louisiana, United States in 1940. She died in 1997, in Louisiana, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

William Tilling Batey Jr
Geneva Bass
Marriage: 17 April 1927
Ernest King Batey Sr
Earl Ray Batey
Mary Elizabeth Batey

Spouse and Children

    William Tilling Batey Jr



17 April 1927
Wisner, Franklin, Louisiana, United States



    Earl Ray Batey


    Mary Elizabeth Batey


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Houston Bass





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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 2

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Age 25

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Geneva Bass in household of Robert Bass, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Geneva Batey in household of W T Batey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Geneva Sellers in household of L G Sellers, "United States Census, 1940"

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