Mary Henderson Bason

13 February 1893–27 February 1955 (Age 62)
Frost, Navarro, Texas

The Life of Mary Henderson

When Mary Henderson Bason was born on 13 February 1893, in Frost, Navarro, Texas, United States, her father, George Jasper Newton Bason, was 28 and her mother, Maranda Leona Sheppard, was 20. She married T. B. Graves. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Navarro, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 27 February 1955, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States.

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T. B. Graves
Mary Henderson Bason

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Frost, Navarro, Texas

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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 1

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 17

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

1 German: unexplained. It may be an altered form of a French Huguenot name, possibly Bassin .2 English and Scottish: patronymic from Bate .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Mallie H Bason in household of George J Bason, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Henderson Graves, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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