|Birth: ||Aug. 1, 1869|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 1913|
New York, USA
Published in the Silver Springs Signal, Thursday, March 13, 1913
After a long illness with much severe suffering, Mr. Fred S. Bassett departed this life Thursday night, March 6th, 1913, at 9:30 o’clock. Fred was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Bassett and was born in Castile Aug. 1st, 1869, being the second of six children. He attended the High School here until his thirteenth year, when he began work in the dry goods store of Joseph W. Gledbill. Afterwards he started to learn the jeweler’s and watchmaker’s trade with James A. Main at Warsaw, but was obliged to give it up on account of illness. He worked as clerk in several stores here and was employed about a year in Hornell. Fred was a man of considerable ability and played several musical instruments in both band and orchestra.
About 20 years ago he began work in the barber shop of his brother James afterward taking over the business which he conducted successfully to the time of his last illness. By the sterling integrity of his character, Fred won and held the respect and good-will of many, and he was esteemed very highly as a man by those who knew him well. He was married August 1st, 1899, to Miss Adelaide Smith of Scio. One sone was bon to them, C. Fern Bassett.
Mr. Bassett was an exempt fireman, his membership having been with the A. N. Wallace Hose Company; a member of Naora Lodge, I. O. O. F., of Silver Springs; also a member of Oakland Lodge, No. 379, F. & A. M., of this place. Mr Bassett was operated upon at the Warsaw hospital July 24th, 1912, and again August 27th. He returned home in October and appeared to be regaining his health, but took to his bed the 8th of January, and gradually grew worse until the end.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Loretta J. Bassett, his wife and son, one sister, Mrs. John B. Mix of Buffalo, and three brothers Eugene F. Bassett of Jamestown, William A. Bassett of Perry and George M. Bassett of Castile.
The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church, of which he was a member, Sunday afternoon, Rev. Peirson officiating. A large representation of Odd Fellows and Masons from surrounding towns were present in a body. The Masonic service at the grave was in charge of J. W. Sparrow of Warsaw, a former District Deputy Grand Master of that order. The floral offering from several organizations and friends of the deceased were silent reminders of the esteem in which he was held.
Charles Sherman Bassett (1842 - 1901)
Loretta J Agard Bassett (1842 - 1922)
Flora May Bassett Mix (1867 - 1958)*
Fred S Bassett (1869 - 1913)
George Morgan Bassett (1872 - 1959)*
James I Bassett (1874 - 1911)*
New York, USA
Created by: Jim and Elizabeth
Record added: Jul 13, 2011
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