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 Doctor Walter Bass

Doctor Walter Bass

Caswell, Calhoun County, Arkansas, USA
Death 9 Mar 1930 (aged 75)
Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 101023316 · View Source
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"Doctor" was actually his first name.

1860 U.S. Census for Moro Township, Calhoun Co., Arkansas:
He's listed as "Walter Bass".
age: 6 years; estimated birth year: 1854
birthplace: Arkansas
gender: Male
page: 22
family number: 133

1870 U.S. Census for Caswell, Calhoun Co., Arkansas:
Eliza Bass F 47y Arkansas; widow
George Bass M 17y Arkansas
Walter Bass M 16y Arkansas

They are living with the William & Martha Nutt family. Not sure if this is the right family.

1880 U.S. Census for Dallas, Calhoun Co., Arkansas:
Walter was boarding with the William & Nancy Thomason family. He was a teacher, 25 yrs old, and single.

1900 U.S. Census for Franklin Township, Calhoun Co., Arkansas: He was boarding with the Thomas & Bell Means family; he was 46 yrs old and single. He was employed as a "county clerk". His father was b. in NC; his mother in Georgia.

"D.W." Bass m. Alice Martin 6 Dec. 1906 in Calhoun Co., Arkansas. He resided in Hampton, Calhoun Co., Arkansas and Alice lived in Summerville, Calhoun Co., Arkansas. D.W. was 52 yrs old (b. 1854) and Alice was 28 yrs (b. 12 April 1878 Calhoun Co., Ark).

Note: Alice's parents: Chesley and Martha Adeline Ware Martin. She was born in Calhoun county, Arkansas and died in Harris Co., Texas. Her father was b. So. Carolina; her mother, Alabama. The family is found in the 1880 U.S. Census for Jackson Twp, Calhoun Co., Ark. She is listed as "Allis".

1910 U.S. Census for Hampton, Calhoun Co., Arkansas:
D W Bass M 56y Arkansas
wife Alice W Bass F 32y Arkansas

1920 U.S. Census for Calhoun Co., Arkansas:
Doctor W Bass M 65yrs, b. 1855 Arkansas
wife Alice W Bass F 41yrs, b. 1879 Arkansas
dau Hellen M Bass F 9yrs, b. 1911 Arkansas
dau Alice M Bass F 8yrs, b. 1912 Arkansas
son Walter W Bass M 1y1m, b. 1919 Arkansas

Note: Daughter Alice's middle name was "Marjorie" which is what she went by. She m. C.W. Hardin 18 Jan. 1933 in Garland Co., Arkansas. C.W. resided in Hot Springs, Garland Co., Arkansas. Marjorie resided in Fordyce, Ark. He was 23 yrs and she was 20 yrs. She m. W.L. Embry. She d. in 1989 and is buried in this cemetery.

Also, note other daughter is Mildred Helen Grove; she d. 2003. She m. Lloyd Byrd 18 August 1928 in Ouachita Co., Arkansas. She resided in Fordyce, Ark. He lived in Bearden, Ouachita Co., Arkansas. She was 18, he, 21. They were divorced by 1940 as Lloyd was remarried. Haven't found the Grove marriage record or a DC for Mildred.

1930 U.S. Census for Fordyce, Dallas Co., Arkansas:
Alice W Bass F 51 yrs, b. 1879 Arkansas; widow
dghtr Marjorie Bass F 18 yrs, b. 1912 AR
son Walter W Bass M 11 yrs, b. 1919 AR
boarder Quitman D Marks M 72 Arkansas; widower

Note: Quitman previously m. Susan Emilike (Emily) Bledsoe in 1885 in Calhoun Co., Arkansas. She d. 1900 and is buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Chambersville, Calhoun Co., Arkansas.

On 6 Jan. 1931,​ Cleveland Co.,​ Arkansas, Alice Ware Martin Bass m. Quitman D. Marks. They were residing in Fordyce, Dallas Co., AR. Quitman was b. ca 1858, AR. Note: They were still living in Fordyce in 1940. They lived in the same house in 1935. Quitman is a timber estimator.

Quitman D. Marks d. 23 May 1941 in Dallas, Arkansas; he's buried w/his first wife Susan.

Alice Ware Martin Bass Marks d. 12 April 1962 Houston, Harris Co., Texas. Her daughter, Mrs. W.L. Embry, signed Alice's DC.

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  • Created by: J.D. Larimore
  • Added: 20 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101023316
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Doctor Walter Bass (15 Apr 1854–9 Mar 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101023316, citing Oakland Cemetery, Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by J.D. Larimore (contributor 47030633) .