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Shepard C. Bass
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1866
Death: Jul. 18, 1934

Shepard C. Bass, pioneer Lee County cattleman and citrus grower, died in Tampa early yesterday morning at the age of 68. Mr. Bass had been in fairly good health until he was taken to Tampa for an operation Monday. Mr. Bass was born in South Georgia and moved to Kissimmee while a boy. He engaged in the cattle business there, moving to Fort Myers 35 years ago where he became one of the
leading ranch men of the district. He was a partner with Jim Hendry in the cattle business, and later was connected with the Consolidated Cattle Company. Realizing the possibilities of the citrus industry in Lee County, Mr. Bass soon became interested in groves and shipped out some of the country's first fruit from the Hickey's Creek section. He turned his cattle interests into grove property, which has occupied his attention for the past 15 years. Soon after his arrival in Fort Myers, he married Mrs. Carrie
Locklar. They lived for almost 30 years at the corner of Fowler and First Streets, the house having been moved during the boom to make way for a service station. In addition to his widow, Mr. Bass is survived by three children: Mrs. R. Vivian Lee, Sheppard C. Bass, Jr., and Donald Bass. He also leaves two step-children, Mrs. Ivo Harper and Irvin Lockler. Funeral arrangements, which have not been completed, are in charge of L. W. Engelhardt and Sons. FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS - Friday, July 20, 1934 Funeral services for Sheppard C. Bass, who died in a Tampa hospital Wednesday morning, will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the L. W. Engelhardt
chapel. The last rites for the Lee County pioneer will be held at the graveside by the masons. The Rev. William M. Driggers will conduct the services, and Mrs. Nettie Pearl Battey is in charge of the music.Active pallbearers will be Nat Hunter, Alvin Gorton, W. P. Franklin, L. M. Stroup, M. S. Kissinger and Karl Wolf. Honorary pallbearers are L. C. Stewart, D. A. Page, Ben King, J. L. Loftin, Elijah Williams, James Cannon, C. E. Vande, Sam Stalls, George Ryals, Dr. Ernest Bostelman, J. Ross Bynum, W. A. Wells, J. D. Walker, C. C. James and L. H. McKown.

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  Carrie Locklar Daughtrey Bass (1876 - 1965)*
  Arthur Donald Bass (1905 - 1993)*
*Calculated relationship
Fort Myers Cemetery
Fort Myers
Lee County
Florida, USA
Plot: Block 11, Lot 12
Created by: Helen Farrell
Record added: May 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37297323
Shepard C. Bass
Added by: Helen Farrell
Shepard C. Bass
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 Added: Jun. 29, 2009

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