William Sam Bass

8 July 1928–February 2003 (Age 74)
Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

The Life of William Sam

When William Sam Bass was born on 8 July 1928, in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, his father, Samuel Bass, was 25 and his mother, Hallie E Lamaster, was 17. He lived in Cabin Creek, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Cabin Creek Magisterial District, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died in February 2003, in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 74.

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Samuel Bass
Hallie E Lamaster
William Sam Bass
Elizabeth Lois Bass
James Leroy Bass

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    Elizabeth Lois Bass


    James Leroy Bass


World Events (8)


Age 1

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.

Age 3

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 20

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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 (2)

  • William S Bass in household of Samuel Bass, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Sam Bass in household of Sam Bass, "United States Census, 1940"

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