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Perry Calvin Bashore
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1863
Horatio
Darke County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 1946
Covina
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Perry was a strapping 18-pound boy at birth on Christmas day 1863. In June 1882, Perry was jailed on a charge of assault and attempted robbery committed with his brother, Michael. Papers giving the outcome of the trial could not be found. Michael reportedly escaped. Perry lived and worked as a farm hand in western Ohio until, at age 25, he ventured west to California. He lived in a tent while working on a barley threshing crew in San Dimas. He married Katie Overholtzer Lewellan in 1889. They moved into a small house on Rowland Avenue in Covina where they reared four children. Perry was a pioneer orange grower in the valley. He became prominent throughout Southern California for his talent in locating water. Known as dowsing or water witching, he used a forked stick to locate water or oil. He practiced this talent for 50 years as an expert locater. He died four years before his wife, Katie, who is buried in an adjoining grave. 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Bashore (1837 - 1873)
  Susanna Bashore Rench (1842 - 1917)
 
 Spouse:
  Katie Overholtzer Bashore (1864 - 1942)*
 
 Children:
  Quinter Earl Bashore (1889 - 1966)*
  Noah Eugene Bashore (1895 - 1969)*
  Lee Thomas Bashore (1898 - 1944)*
  Zella J Bashore Christiansen (1901 - 1987)*
 
 Siblings:
  Isaac Newton Bashore (1861 - 1892)*
  Perry Calvin Bashore (1863 - 1946)
  Ellen Eliza Bashore Oda (1868 - 1946)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hills Memorial Park
Whittier
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Mountain View Lawn, section 5, lot 2466, grave 2, entrance gate 14
 
Created by: Mel Bashore
Record added: Jun 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20057394
Perry Calvin Bashore
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Perry Calvin Bashore
Added by: Mel Bashore
 
Perry Calvin Bashore
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