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George Lewis Bassett
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1903
Wheaton
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 1979
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

George Lewis Bassett, son of George Wilbur Bassett and Bertha Belle Eagle, married [1] Edith Surkamer. They had two sons, Robert George Bassett and Denman Joseph Bassett.

George married [2] Edna Evelyn Berg. They had four children, 2 sons, George Lewis Bassett Jr. and John Frederick Bassett, and 2 daughters, Nancy Jean Bassett and Judy Belle Bassett.

George Lewis Bassett served over 20 years in the U. S. Navy and was a retired chief machinist's mate. George married his 2nd wife Edna Evelyn Berg, 21 Sept 1937, Chicago, Illinois. George and his wife, Edna, and children Nancy Jean and George Jr. survived the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. At five minutes till eight o'clock, the morning of December 7, 1941, 183 Japanese war planes ruined a perfectly fine Sunday morning on the Island of Oahu in Hawaii. The first attack wave had reached the U.S. Pacific Fleet stationed at Oahu's Pearl Harbor and for all intents and purposes, World War II began for the United States. Less than 2 hours later 2,280 American Servicemen and 68 civilians were dead, 1,109 were wounded, eight battleships were damaged and five sunk. Three light cruisers, three destroyers and three smaller boats were lost, along with 188 aircraft. President Franklin D. Roosevelt would call the day "a date which will live in infamy".
George and his family settled in San Diego, California in the mid 1940's after his discharge from the Navy. He was custodian for the San Diego Unified School District prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Normal Heights Masonic Lodge, Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 9 and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Carnation Branch 3. At the time of his death, George had 15 grand-children.

This memorial is a Cenotaph, No ashes buried. His ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean by his family on January 19, 1979.
 
 
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 Parents:
  George Wilbur Bassett (1872 - 1928)
  Bertha Belle Eagle Bassett (1876 - 1912)
 
 Spouse:
  Edna Evelyne Berg Bassett (1915 - 2011)*
 
 Children:
  Robert George Bassett (1923 - 2002)*
  Denman Joseph Bassett (1925 - 1988)*
 
 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
 
Burial:
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Section MA Site: 134
 
Created by: Charlene Patton
Record added: Aug 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56877532
George Lewis Bassett
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George Lewis Bassett
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- Charlene Patton
 Added: Nov. 9, 2010
Rest In Peace
- Linda Claxton
 Added: Sep. 23, 2012
Thank you uncle George for your service and dedication to duty...Remembering you
- Charlene Patton
 Added: May. 27, 2012
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