|Birth: ||Apr., 1853|
|Death: ||Aug. 10, 1920|
The Shelbyville Republican
Tuesday, August 10, 1920
JOHN BASSETT DIED TUESDAY
Life-Long Resident Of Shelby County,
Passed Away At Country Home
HOLD FUNERAL THURSDAY
Mr. John Bassett died at his home in VanBuren township Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock. Three weeks ago last Sunday evening while milking at his barn Mr. Bassett was stricken with paralysis. He was found unconscious a few minutes later by his wife. His condition was precarious all the time up to Monday when he suffered a second stroke, death soon resulting.
Mr. Bassett belonged to one of the oldest families in Shelby County. He was the direct descendant of Nymphus Bassett, the founder of the Bassett family in Shelby County. His father and mother were Oliver and Elizabeth Bassett, both of whom are dead. He was born in Marion township 67 years ago last April. By his first wife the following children survive: Mrs. Flora Wilkinson, Mrs. Fannie Coyle, Mrs. Ethel Harris, Mrs. Betty Logan and Charles Bassett. His brothers are Marshall and James K. Bassett, his sisters being Mrs. Nancy Bowman and Mrs. Lee Carrithers.
Mr. Bassett lived in Shelby County all his life and was well known. His entire life was passed in the country and he was recognized in his community as being a good man and citizen.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock at the Liberty church. Burial will be made in the Liberty cemetery.
Ralph J. Edwards in charge.
Sarah Cole Bassett (1849 - 1921)
Elizabeth Bassett (1859 - 1894)*
Robert Russell Bassett (1891 - 1893)*
Wallace Bassett (1894 - 1911)*
Liberty United Methodist Church Graveyard
Created by: Denica
Record added: Oct 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60742532