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Isaac R. "Newton" Bascom
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Birth: Aug. 24, 1830
Switzerland County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 1913

American Legion card gives his date of birth as 8/2/1828 (in error). His cause of death was listed as "Artero Sclerosis".

Old Settler Succumbs To Heart Failure last Wednesday Evening
Interment at Round Lake
On last Wednesday evening about 8:30 o'clock occurred the death of Isaac R. Bascom, resulting from neuralgia of the heart. He was a well known pioneer resident of Starke County.
Born in Switzerland County, August 24, 1830, where he spent his boyhood, he came to Starke county at twenty-five years of age and located on the land where he died a half mile north of Toto.
In 1861 he enlisted in the 29th Indiana Infantry, served in the mighty conflict as a soldier in the army of the Cumberland for nearly four and a half years.
In 1865 after returning to his home he was married to Sarah Stone of Winamac, Pulaski county, this state. To this union eleven children, seven of whom are living were born.
Mr. Bascom built the first building in Toto. For nearly forty years he kept the post office here in connection with his store of general merchandise which he managed up to the time of his confinement even after he became too aged to carry on active business. It had become a part of him, his being. In addition he had spent his leisure time in attending to his orchard and honey bees.
He was always hale and hearty up to last November, since when he had slowly grown weaker. He had lived to a ripe old age, being over eighty-three years old.
The funeral was held at Round Lake cemetery, Sunday, in charge of William Landon Post, G.A. R. Sermon being preached by Rev. J. A. J. Tannehill, of Knox. Music was furnished by Round Lake choir.
Mr. Bascom was a kind hearted old man with a helpful and courteous spirit. True, he had his faults, but who does not. Did not that greatest of all Americans whose birthday we celebrate soon, say: "There is so much good in the worst of us, that it behooves not any of us to speak ill of the rest of us."
Those who survive him are his wife, three daughters, Mesdames Blaine Crawford and Frank Kagel of South Bend and Gerstandt of north of here, and four sons, Richard of Lake City, Ark, Good of Decatur, Mich, S.C. of Devawis Bluff, Ark., and Dale of this place, including eight grandchildren besides a host of other relatives and friends.
(IR Bascom died January 29, 1913)

Family links: 
  Charlotte Cole Bascom (1797 - 1859)
  Sarah J. Bascom (1844 - 1935)*
  Martha Bascom Howard (1866 - 1912)*
  Isaac R. Bascom (1830 - 1913)
  Silas J. Bascom (1837 - 1865)*
  Mary E. Bascom Miller (1838 - 1911)*
  Jonathan Bascom (1840 - 1873)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Informion from the WPA/Legion (1940) microfilm of index cards.
Round Lake Cemetery
Starke County
Indiana, USA
Plot: WPA loc is gr. 4, lot 53, blk. 2
Maintained by: Susie Szynalski
Originally Created by: Craig Rohrer
Record added: Dec 27, 2006
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Isaac R. Newton Bascom
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Isaac Bascom, page 326 Isaac Bascom was one of the valiant men from Indiana who bore arms to protect the Union. He enlisted from La Porte County in 1861, but was credited to Starke County. He enlisted in Company D, Twenty-ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry...(Read more)
- Erica Hill
 Added: Aug. 30, 2013

- nancy murray
 Added: Nov. 25, 2009
He served as a Corp. with Co. D, 29th Regt., Ind. Vol. He enlisted 9/13/1861, and was discharged 10/2/1865
- Craig Rohrer
 Added: Jan. 6, 2007

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