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 Nancy <I>Goodson</I> Bass

Nancy Goodson Bass

Beaver Creek, Bond County, Illinois, USA
Death 13 Sep 1910 (aged 72)
Greenville, Bond County, Illinois, USA
Burial Greenville, Bond County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 59527014 · View Source
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Nancy was daughter of Spencer William GOODSON b 1808 Ky d 1890
+1 Abigail PHIPPS b 1812

Marr rec

Pioneer Resident Dies at Home of Son In Greenville.
Mrs. Nancy Bass, the aged mother of Alderman Walter H Bass of the first ward died at his home at 11 o'clock Tuesday night after an illness of 16 days with an attack of stomach, trouble. The funeral was held at one o'clock today at the residence of her son on East Harris avenue by Rev. Warren E. Wise assisted by Rev. W. T. Carpeater, palter of the First Baptist church. The interment took place in the Old Camp Ground cemetery south of Greenville. Mrs. Bass maiden name was Nancy Goodson and she was a member of one of the oldest families in the county. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Goodson and was born August 15 1838 in Beaver Prairie and made her home in Bond county during her entire lifetime. She became the bride of Henry Bass, another representative of Bond county's oldest families Aug 19 1854 and to this union 30 children were born, five of whom survive. They are Walter of this city, Leonard of Putnam Okla, Edward of Mountain Air NM, Mrs. GW Ulmer of this city and Mrs Abbie Vawagniaux of New Windsor, Colo. She is also survived by two brothers, Robert Goodson of Beavercreek and BF Goodson of Taylorville and one sister Mrs. Sophronia Shelton of Pittsburg Kans. Among those, from a distance to attend the funeral were her son Leonard and her brother of Taylorville, her daughter Mrs. Abbie Vawagniaux of New Windsor Colo, Dr. JL Goodson of Springfield, Sam Avis of Troy, nephews, Mrs. Sopbrona Hesliger and Mrs. Jennie Waddel and Mrs. Francis Kile all of Taylorville, nieces of the decedent.
[I can't confirm 30 children think its a typo]

Nancy's husband's obit helps to explain more
Bass, Henry passed away at his home near Gathon, July 24, 1898, aged 65 years, 3 months and 2 days. Mr. Bass was born in Fayette county, Illinois, April 22, 1833 and was the sixth child of the family of 12 children of Guilford and Mary Ann Proctor Bass. Mr. Bass married 1854 Nancy Goodson, daughter of Spencer Goodson, a native of Kentucky. To them were born ten children, two of whom died in infancy, Charles and Guilford. The remainder with the widow survive. They are William Bass of Laramie City, Wyoming, Mrs. Abbie Pache of Laramie, Wyoming, George, Ed, Walter, Louie, Leonard and Mrs. Leonnie Ulmer of Bond county. Burial was at the Camp Ground cemetery.

1850 Name: Nancy A Goodson Age: 11 Est Birth Year: ABT 1839 Birth Place: Ill Gender: Female Home 1850 Bond Ill Family Number: 849
Household Members: Name Age
Spencer Goodson 42
Acenoath Goodson 34 Abigail
Rebecca J Goodson 1
Thomas Goodson 4
Sophronia J Baldrige 19 1841 sister
Robert Baldridge 30 1820 husband
Benjamin Goodson 14 1836 brother
Mariah Goodson 13 1837 sister
Nancy A Goodson 11 1839 sister *
Solomon Goodson 10 1840 brother
Obadiah Goodson 9 1851 brother

Name: Nancy Bass Age 1860: 22 Birth Year: ABT 1838 Birthplace: Ill Home 1860: Bond, Illinois Gender:female Post Office: Greenville
Henry Bass 27
Nancy Bass 22
William H Bass 3 1857
Sophronia A Bass 3/12 1859

Name: Nancy Bass Birth Year: ABT 1839 Age 1870: 31 Birthplace: Ill Home 1870: Beaver Creek Bond Ill Race: White Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Henry Bass 36 1834
Nancy Bass 31 1839
William H Bass 12 1858 son
Abagail Bass 9 1861 dau Sophronia
George Bass 8 1862 son
Edward Bass 7 1863 son
Walter Bass 2 1868 son
Lewis Bass 1 1869 son

Name: Nancy Bass Home 1880: Beaver Creek Bond Ill Age: 42 Est Birth Year: ABT 1838 Birthplace: Ill Relation to Head of Household: wife Spouse's Name: Henryy Bass
Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender:female
Household Members: Name Age
Henry Bass 47
Nancy Bass 42
George Bass 19
Edward Bass 17
Walter Bass 13
Lewis Bass 11
Leona Bass 9 1871
Lenard Bass 7 1873

[Nancy livng w/dau Leona mrd George Ulmer
1900 US Fed Census about Nancy Bass Home 1900: Central, Bond Ill[Greenville, ] Age:61 Birth Date: Aug 1838 Birthplace: Ill Race: White Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Mother-in-Law Father's Birthplace: Ky Mother's Birthplace: Ky Marital Status: Widowed
Household Members: Name Age
George W Ulmer 36 Aug 1863
Leona M Ulmer 29 Bass Birth Date: Feb 1871 Birthplace: Ill Father's Birthplace: Ill other's name: Nancy Bass Mother's Birthplace: Ill Mother: number living children:4
Mother: How many children:4 Marriage year: 1890 Years married: 10
Florence M Ulmer 9
Willie E Ulmer 5
Dorothy A Ulmer 3
Flossie O Ulmer 2
Nancy Bass 61 Goodson mother *

[living w/son]
1910 US Fed Census about Nancy Bass Age 1910: 72 Est Birth Year: 1838 Birthplace: Ill Relation to Head of House: Mother Father's Birth Place: Ky Mother's Birth Place: Ky Home 1910: Greenville Ward 1 Bond Ill Marital Status: Widowed Race: White Gender: Female
Household Members: Name Age
T Walter Bass 41
Ada Bass 35
Mcclain Bass 6
Francis Bass 4
Fern Bass 2
Raymond Bass 1
Iola Bass 15
Florence Bass 14
Nancy Bass 72 mother Goodson *

Children Nancy Goodson & Henry Bass
1Gilford Bass 1856 b/d Nov 18 1856 ILL
2William H Bass 1857 +Mollie Campbell went to Laramie City Wyo
3Sophronia Abagail Bass 1859
+1CC Squires/had Roy Squire July 5 1884 CC killed in construction accident An arch fell on him and he was crushed
+2August Pache went to WYO/then CO d Mar 20 1904 Glenerye CO killed Mar 20 1904 Glenerye Col bur Laramie Wyo.4 kids
+3John Frederick Vuagniaux VUAGNIAUX 29 NOV 1905 Laramie WYO b 31 AUG 1870 Greenville Bond Co Ill/she was 10yolder
4George Bass 1862 +Mary Neudecker ILL
5Edward Bass 1863 +Susan C Hudnall went to NM
6Bass, Charles b Aug 18 1867 d Aug 31 1868
7Walter Bass 1868 +1? +2Ada L McClain went to TX
8Lewis Bass 1869 +Kate A Dewey ILL
9Leona Bass 1871 +George Ulmer 1890 ILL
10Leonard Bass 1873 +Ella Mary lived OK

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