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Richard Francis Bassett Bahls
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Birth: Oct. 19, 1909
Warrenville
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 1956
Oak Lawn
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Richard Francis Bassett* born at home on 19 Oct 1909, was the youngest of 5 children. After the death of his mother, Bertha Belle Eagle, in 1912, Richard was placed for adoption. Richard's adoption and change of name became final on 31 Dec 1915 and his name was changed to Richard Francis Bahls. Adoptive parents: Louis J. Bahls and Della Bassett Bahls (his Aunt and Uncle).
Richard enlisted in the United States Navy, June 29, 1926 and trained at NTS Hampton Roads, Virginia. He served aboard the U.S.S.Texas from October 12, 1926 to January 19, 1927; the U.S.S.Florida from January 19, 1926 to July 8, 1927; the U.S.S.Utah from July 8, 1927 to February 16, 1928; the U.S.S.Mercy from February 16, 1928 to February 28, 1928 and again on the U.S.S.Utah from February 28, 1928 to January 17, 1929. His last rank was Seaman first class. Richard was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy on October 17, 1929.
 
 
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 Parents:
  George Wilbur Bassett (1871 - 1928)
  Bertha Belle Eagle Bassett (1876 - 1912)
 
 Spouse:
  Hildegard Charlotte Kulosa Bahls (1913 - 1999)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hazel Dell Bassett (1900 - 1901)*
  George Lewis Bassett (1903 - 1979)*
  Robert William Bassett (1905 - 1973)*
  Genevieve Mary Bassett Wood (1908 - 1981)*
  Richard Francis Bassett Bahls (1909 - 1956)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Mother Della Bassett Bahls, Burial Pine Rest Cemetery, Foley, Balwin County, Alabama...Father Louis John Bahls, Burial Pine Rest Cemetery, Foley, Baldwin County, Alabama
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery and Mausoleum
Evergreen Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Spring Grove Section 4
 
Created by: Charlene Patton
Record added: Apr 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51685365
Richard Francis Bassett Bahls
Added by: Charlene Patton
 
Richard Francis Bassett Bahls
Added by: Charlene Patton
 
Richard Francis Bassett Bahls
Added by: Charlene Patton
 
 
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Thank you Dad for your service and dedication to duty...Remembering you every day but especially on this Memorial Day...With Love, your daughter
- Charlene Patton
 Added: May. 27, 2012

- Charlene Patton
 Added: Jun. 29, 2010
I will always love you Daddy
- Charlene Patton
 Added: May. 10, 2010
 
 
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