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Maria M. Collins Basset
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Birth: Jun. 24, 1847, England
Death: Nov. 19, 1923
Rice Lake
Barron County
Wisconsin, USA

Maria was born August 24, 1847, in Manchester, England, daughter of parents also born in that country. She came to the United States with her parents in 1850 when she was two or three years of age. She died Nov. 19, 1923, at Rice Lake, aged 76 years, 2 months and 25 days, and was buried beside the remains of her husband in Orchard Beach Cemetery.
On March 24, 1867, Maria was united in marriage to Ebenezer Lord Basset, De Kalb Co., Ill. Their children were: Fred W., b. 1 Jan 1868, in Illinois; Nellie G., b. 18 Apr 1869, in Missouri; Lizzie Etta, b. 25 Apr 1874, died 1875; Lillie May, b. 25 Apr 1874, died 1875; & Sadie H. Basset, b. 4 Aug 1883, in Wis.



Mrs. Mary Bassett (nee Collins) passed away at her home in this city Monday, Nov. 19, at the age of about 78 years. She was sick only a few days, being about as usual until the latter part of the preceding week when she was planning an extended visit at the home of her daughter in Chicago.

Born August 24, 1846, in Manchester, England, she was one of the pioneers of this locality, having settled on a homestead in the town of Cedar Lake with her husband, the late Ebenezer Lord Bassett, in 1874. Here they resided for six years when they moved to what is now the city of Rice Lake, where they lived until the death of Mr. Bassett April 23, 1923.

Hers has been a busy and eventful life, as is the case of all pioneer settlers, whose life becomes inter woven with the history and development of their home communities. She was a charter member of the Rice lake Relief Corps, Eastern Star, and Christian Science church and other organizations, and was ever public spirited and ready to lend her aid to all good causes.

She is survived by two daughters and one son: Mrs. Sadie McIlroy of Augusta, Mrs. Nellie Link of Chicago and Fred Bassett of Minneapolis; also by six grandchildren as well as other relatives.

Mrs. Bassett was a most worthy and capable wife and mother, and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her, who will remember her for her kindly words and deeds. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, first at the hose at 1:30 and at 2 o'clock at the Masonic temple, under the auspices of the Eastern Star. The remains will be laid at rest in Orchard Beach cemetery by the side of her husband. [Wednesday, November 21, 1923, Rice Lake Chronotype, Rice Lake, Wis.]
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  Ebenezer Lord Bassett (1841 - 1923)
  Lizzie Etta Bassett (1874 - 1875)*
  Lillie May Bassett (1874 - 1875)*
*Calculated relationship
Orchard Beach Cemetery
Rice Lake
Barron County
Wisconsin, USA
Maintained by: Sandi K
Originally Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Apr 04, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7326560
Maria M. <i>Collins</i> Basset
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