Charles H Bassett

Charles H Bassett

Martinsburg, Lewis County, New York, USA
Death 10 Jan 1898 (aged 62)
Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Sec. 3 Lot 178 Plot 04
Memorial ID 48176468 · View Source
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Father: Jotham Bassett
Mother: Jennette Woodworth

Charles Bassett served with Co. E of the 16th WI Infantry during the Civil War & attained rank of Capt. per list of veteran burials in this cemetery. ~ from contributor TCL(#47320243)

Obituary, The Nebraska Signal on 14 JAN 1898 pg 4. BASSETT, CHARLES H. – DIED – Of apoplexy of the brain, Monday, January 10, 1898, Charles H. Bassett, of this city aged 62 years and 5 days. Mr. Bassett was on his way Monday forenoon with C. C. Spangler to work on a barn in West Blue township that they had in course of construction and when about two miles south of Fairmont he was seized with the attack of apoplexy. He was carried into the house of E. Milner, and although life was even then extinct a physician was summoned from Fairmont but there was nothing for him to do.

The deceased was born at Martinsburg, Lewis county, N. Y., January 05, 1836. Ten years later he removed with his parents to Sheboygan, Wis. November 21, 1866, he was married at New Lisbon, Wis., to Miss Margaret Daws, who survives him. He enlisted as a private in company E, sixteenth Wisconsin volunteers. After a service of three years and eleven months he was mustered out as captain of his company.

In 1870 Mr. Bassett settled in what is now Fillmore county. He was one of the county's first commissioners, he helped organize the county and to lay out the site of the city of Geneva. For eleven years he lived on Turkey creek east of Geneva and for the last seventeen years has resided in Geneva. In the early days his home was headquarters for the newly arrived settlers and he always retained the regard and esteem of the old settlers who knew him first and best.

Mr. Bassett was a member of the Geneva Grand Army post and the Knights of Pythias. He had recently been elected prelate of the latter order, a position he had filled for a number of years.

The only surviving members of the family are Mrs. Bassett and an adopted daughter, Mrs. C. A. Thorpe.

The funeral will be delayed until this afternoon to allow Mrs. Thorpe to reach here from San Francisco. It will take place at 2 o'clock from the Congregational church Rev. Thomas Griffiths officiating. The Knights of Pythias will have charge of the funeral and the interment in the Geneva cemetery. ~ From findagrave member #47078678

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