Joseph J Bascom

Joseph J Bascom

Benson, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Death 16 Dec 1918 (aged 78)
Cass County, North Dakota, USA
Burial Wimbledon, Barnes County, North Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 102301147 · View Source
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Joseph J. Bascom was born October 13, 1840, at Benson, Vermont. Joseph J. Bascom grew up there and volunteered for the Civil War. Wounded, he was discharged July 30 1863. Migrating to Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada, he, in due time, met and married Mary Bolster on September 29, 1869.

In 1882, along with several other men from Ontario, Joseph Bascom settled in Uxbridge Township in Barnes County. Joseph and Mary had four children when they arrived in Barnes County: Alice, Gertrude, Helen, William and Mary (Minnie). Alice attended the local school, Valley City Normal, and Jamestown College. After teaching, she married Franklin L. Widdifield in 1894.

Joseph Bascom served as the Postmaster of the Uxbridge Community from November 20, 1883 to March 3, 1896. The post office was moved to the newly settled town of Leal in 1892, where he continued as the postmaster until 1896.

Adapted from "Barnes County History" published in 1976, p. 24.

**Information contributed by Stacie Hansen Leier**

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  • Created by: BJ Brewer
  • Added: 17 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102301147
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph J Bascom (13 Oct 1840–16 Dec 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102301147, citing Prairie View Cemetery, Wimbledon, Barnes County, North Dakota, USA ; Maintained by BJ Brewer (contributor 47916873) .