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William Frank Bash
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1849
Kosciusko County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 22, 1885
North Manchester
Wabash County
Indiana, USA

Civil War Veteran
152 Regiment Indiana Volunteers
Son of Henry & Mary (Hager) Bersch/Bash


The death of Frank Bash, which occurred at 3 o'clock last Saturday morning, was a sad blow to his family, and a sudden shock to the community. For a number of years Mr. Bash has been troubled with hernia, or rupture, by which name it is more commonly known. Within a short time past he had grown worse, and physicians pronounced that surgical operation would have to be performed, if even then his life was saved. Last Wednesday afternoon doctor's Dicken, of Lafontain, and Lower and Ginthez of this city, performed an operation on him, cutting open Bash's abdomen and replacing the intestines that had worked out at the aperture, They cut out about two pounds of omentum, or fatty substance, around the intestines that could not be put back. By performing this operation Bash had about one chance in four in getting well, while without it sure death was the result. That one chance failed to show up, and at the time named above he died. Mr. Bash was a member of the united Order of Honor in which organization he had an insurance policy of 83,000. He is the first member of the lodge in this city, although it has been organized over a year, that has been called beyond the shores of eternity. The following obituary notice has been handed in:
"William Franklin Bash was born March 8th, 1849, in Whitley County, Indiana, and died in North Manchester August 22, 1885, aged 36 years, 5 months and 14 days. He was married to Rebecca Edmonds April 11, 1863, by whom he had seven children, five of whom are left with their mother to mourn their loss. Brother Bash united with the Lutheran Church of this city February 15, 1885. His religious experience was clear and was a source of comfort in his last hours. He was fully resigned to die, called his family to his bedside, bid them farewell, and passed over to his home on high." -- North Manchester Journal, Aug. 27, 1885, Wabash Co., IN
Family links: 
  Henry Bash (1822 - 1888)
  Mary M. Hager Bash (1828 - 1881)
  Elizabeth Rebecca Edmonds Bash Allen (1854 - 1921)
  Willie Bash (1872 - 1874)*
  Charley Bash (1873 - 1874)*
  Harvey E. Bash (1874 - 1936)*
  Laura M. Bash Lemar (1879 - 1922)*
  Editha Dolton Bash Morgan (1881 - 1918)*
  Ross Bash (1885 - 1889)*
  Henry O. Bash (1849 - 1895)*
  William Frank Bash (1849 - 1885)
  Mary J. Bash Haines (1856 - 1919)*
  John Wilson Bash (1859 - 1926)*
  Susannah C Bash Ruse (1862 - 1944)*
  Samuel Bash (1865 - 1931)*
  Charles Bash (1867 - 1932)*
  Rollo Theodore Bash (1871 - 1952)*
*Calculated relationship
Oaklawn Cemetery
North Manchester
Wabash County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Zelda Capehart
Record added: Jul 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28647569
William Frank Bash
Added by: OPPSheryl
William Frank Bash
Added by: Zelda Capehart
William Frank Bash
Added by: Zelda Capehart
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My husband's great grandfather.
- Zelda Capehart
 Added: May. 5, 2012

- Wabash County Military
 Added: Apr. 15, 2011
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- OPPSheryl
 Added: Oct. 2, 2010
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