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 William Henry Bassett

William Henry Bassett

Birth
Lovell, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Death 8 Sep 1922 (aged 82)
Berlin, Green Lake County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Berlin, Green Lake County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Oakwood 10 29 8
Memorial ID 23424794 · View Source
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William was the son of Joseph & Sally Smith-Bassett. William was married 3 times, Susan Zoe Montreuil, Mary Swetting & Bertha Steinhagen.
He served in the Civil War as a member of the 1st Volunteer Minnesota Infantry.
William Bassett's Obituary from The Berlin Evening Newspaper.

The Stars and Stripes fly at half mast over G.A.R. hall today. Another veteran of the Civil War has answered his last roll call. Taps will soon be sounded over the grave of one more old soldier removed from the thinning ranks of the Grand Army of the Republic.
William H. Bassett, 82 years old, died at 7 o'clock this morning at his home, 1068 Washington street. A complication of diseases and a general breakdown caused the death of the aged man who has been confined to his bed for the past six months. He has been unable to perform any hard labor for the last five years, and became seriously ill last Thanksgiving. Since that time, gradually failing health and old age made it only a question of time until the Grim Reaper counted him among the toll.
Was Born in Maine.
The late William Bassett is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Bassett, an adopted daughter, Bethel, a brother David, who resided in Haverhill, Mass., and a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Ressler, White Bear lake, Minnesota, by his former marriage.
Had Fine War Record
He was born in Lowell, Maine, on May 27, 1840, the youngest child in a family of thirteen. Five sisters and six brothers have preceded him in death. Employed as a government surveyor, Mr. Bassett moved to Tower, Minn., and to Duluth. He came to Berlin about eighteen years ago, and worked in the Sears-Hitchcock tannery until disabled. On March 31, 1906, he was married to Bertha Steinhagen at Horicon.
Mr. Bassett's war record was one of outstanding heroism. He enlisted in Minneapolis with the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry and served three years and seven days during the Civil war. He was wounded several times in battle altough not seriously. The Minnesota regiment fought in the battles of Bull Run, Fair Oaks, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Haymarket, and Gettysburg. At the 56th annual reunion of the regiment held recently, only fourteen of the surviving forty veterans were able to attend.
Burial to Be Made in Oakwood.
Funeral services for the late William Bassett will probably be held next Thursday, but arrangements are held up pending the arrival of Mrs. Ressler in the city. The service will be held in the Methodist church, the Rev. J.R. Bailey in charge. Burial is to be in Oakwood cemetery.
Comrades and other friends of the deceased offer their sincere sympathy


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  • Added: 16 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23424794
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Bassett (27 May 1840–8 Sep 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23424794, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Berlin, Green Lake County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Angel (contributor 46943309) .