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Basil Muse Hatfield, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 4, 1887
Washington County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1942
Liberty County
Texas, USA

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Baytown Sun, August 09, 1987

To people who knew him he was lovable, to people who didn't he was some kind of nut, to others he was a man of vision and to still others a philosopher. Commodore Basil Muse Hatfield has been dead 45 years and his last wish will finally be granted.

"When I die," Hatfield told his family, "I don't want any weeping at my funeral. I want my body cremated and the ashes thrown into the Trinity River. And don't play any funeral dirges. . . . I just want people to remember that there was a man who was willing to make a fool of himself if he thought it would help his fellow man."

Packed in a dented tin cannister, Hatfield's ashes are on an old shelf in a Fort Worth funeral home. On Aug. 14, the Commodore's ashes will be spread on the Trinity River from the Belknap Street Bridge in Fort Worth. . . .
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Family links: 
  Sam H Hatfield (1856 - 1900)
  Susie A. Brown Hatfield (1862 - 1897)
  Lena Brown Jarl (1892 - 1963)*
  Bazil Muse Hatfield (____ - 1944)*
  Sue Hatfield Joblin (1915 - 1994)*
  Basil Muse Hatfield (1887 - 1942)
  Mildred Hatfield Peeples (1891 - 1968)*
  Benjamin Baxter Hatfield (1893 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: strewn on the waters of his beloved Trinity River in 1987
Created by: BeNotForgot
Record added: Apr 16, 2012
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Basil Muse Hatfield, Sr
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