|Birth||29 Sep 1844||Morgantown, Morgan, Indiana, USA|
|Died||19 Sep 1923||Malvern, Mills, Iowa, USA |
|19 Sep 1923 Zeno Bass obituary
Zeno Bass, son of Henry and Susannah, grandson of Arthur and Rebecca Bass, was born in Morgantown, Ind., on Sept. 29, 1844. Here he spent the early part of his life, and on February 21, 1866, he was united in marriage with Harriet Dill of Morgantown, Ind., who has been a faithful helpmate.
Seven children were born to this union ---namely Mrs. Emily Timmons of Valley, Nebr., Ora, who died at the age of twenty-five years; Mayo of Genva, Nebr.; Mrs. Ida Dillehay of Logan, Iowa; Zeno Jr. of Strahan; Louis of Malvern; and Mrs. Nannie Hodges of Hasting, Iowa. There are also twenty-six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, who with the widow and surviving children, are left to mourn his loss.
He moved with his family in 1867 to Kansas, where he resided for six years and then came to Iowa 1873, locating on a farm in Rawles township and here continued to make their home for thirty-nine years.
Not only was he a farmer of unusual ability, taking a great interest in keeping his farm one of the best in the community, but was also a true friend, often traveling miles to aid a sick neighbor. His interests were always in others, as might be demonstrated by his honest business dealing, making it a pleasure to business men to have dealing with him. He was a firm believer in all powerful God and accomplished much for his Maker. He was member of the Masonic fraternity since early manhood, taking great interest in its work and molding his life according to its teaching.
Coming to Malvern in 1912, he and his wife retired from farm life and built a beautiful home in northwest Malvern. There they continued to live until his death,September 19, 1923, having lived to the ripe old age of 78 years, 11 months and 20 days---a life of usefulness and a character worthy of emulation, and has left a vacancy that can never be filed.
September 21 was an ideal day and at his late home in Malvern funeral services were held in the afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. E. Wilkins of the Baptist church. People had come in large numbers from every part of the county to papay their respects to one of the fine pioneers of our county. Music for the services was provided by Messre. Robert Criswell, J. R. McClymonds and Mesdames F. R. Chantry and Lawrence Talbott. The Mascoic order---Fred Dickersbaugh, Yandell SeatonJohn Beckwith, Otto Kline, Clayton Roberts, C. Woodhill. His Masonic brothers of Malvern were present in good numbers as funeral escort. At the grave the ritualistic ceremony of the order was given by C.S. Royce, and truly impressive was it delivered.
There was present at the services Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Timmons and family of Valley, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Frasier, the latter a grand-daughter, of Ceresco, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. Mayo Bass, Geneva, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Dillehay of Logan, Iowa. One remarkable fact stated in the annals of Zeno Bass Sr. was that he had never been sick previous to the illness that came upon him some few weeks ago. This isindicative of the fine life he lived. Few men or women of 79 years have such a record. One cannot speak of such a man in other than complimentary words. Zeno Bass Sr. has such a record as neighbor and citizen that any man would not be criticized for envying him. For near two score years he lived and labored on the same farm, aand kept well physically. He dealt fairly with everyone, and thus won the friendship of scores with whom he had business relations. In his life his children found an inspiration that gave them a right view of life. He did not need official honors to make him a marked man. His character and life were such as to give him the highest regard by his neighbors. Several years ago Mr. and Mrs. Bass divided their property among their children, in full confidence that those children would meet ttheir obligations to their parents. The children's ministrations to father and mother proved their devotion, and the splendid teaching in the home circle. No children could ask a richer legacy than the Bass children received from their parents as to life's duties and responsibilities.
|25 Sep 1923 Death Certificate Zeno Bass Sr.
|Buried||Malvern Cemetery, Malvern, Mills, Iowa, USA|
|Zeno and Harriett (Dill) Bass Gravesite
|Father||Henry Bass (ID:I960), b. 22 Jun 1823, Driftwood, Jackson, Indiana, USA d. 7 Apr 1904, Morgantown, Morgan, Indiana, USA (Age 80 years)|
|Mother||Susannah Jemison (ID:I961), b. 19 Jun 1826 d. 15 Mar 1857, Morgantown, Morgan, Indiana, USA (Age 30 years)|
|Marriage||24 Feb 1842|
|Wife||Harriet Dill (ID:I855), b. 4 Jan 1846, Morgantown, Morgan, Indiana, USA d. 3 Jul 1931, Malvern, Mills, Iowa, USA (Age 85 years)|
|Marriage||21 Feb 1866||Morgantown, Morgan, Indiana, USA|
|Photos||1922-08 Bass Family Reunion|
BASS FAMILY HOLD REUNION
Zeno Bass Sr. And Relatives Have Big Time At Zeno Bass Jr. Home Last Sunday
Our good friends Mr. and Mrs. Zeno Bass, Sr. of this city enjoyed a very pleasant family reunion and home coming last Sunday down at the home of their son Zeno Bass Jr. near Strahan.
All the children were present with the exception of one daughter Mrs. C.E. Dillehay of Logan, who was unable to come.
There were altogether about fifty five in the company including the five children and their families, 18 grand children and 9 great frand children and wives and husbands of children and grand children, and a few friends.
They met ant noon at the beautiful Bass home and were served a big picnic dinner caffeteria [sic] style, which they ate on the lawn and on the big porches. It was a day long to be remembered by Mr. and and [sic] Mrs. Bass and their descendants and so much enjoyed by all of them that they are already planning on making it an annual event. All the children and grand children present were very enthusiastic about this for they say they had about the best time they every enjoyed at any picnic.
Those present were: Zeno Bass Sr. and wife; C.F. Timmons and family of Valley, Nebr.; Mayo Bass and family of Geneva, Nebr.; A.C. Hodges and family of Hastings, Ia.; Louis Bass and family of Malvern; Zeno Bass Jr. and family of Strahan; Marquette Throckmorton and family of Central City, Nebr.; Roscoe Frazier [sic] and family of Ceresco, Nebr.; Otto timmons and wife of Omaha, Nebr.; Ivan timmons and family of Ashland, Nebr.; Rex Timmons and family of Valley, Nebr.; Chas. Gipe and family of Strahan; Mr. and Mrs. Adame Gipe of Strahan; U.R. Graves and family of Malvern.
|Documents||Zeno and Harriet Bass biographical sketch, date unk|
|1850 Federal Census||16 Nov 1850||Hensley, Johnson, Indiana, USA|
|Henry Bass Family
Henry Bass, 27, M, Farmer, $800 real estate owned, b. Indiana
Susan F., 23, F
Zeno, 6, M
Charles S., 3, M
Alexander, 1, M
|1860 Federal Census||16 Jun 1860||Hensley, Johnson, Indiana, USA|
|Henry Bass Family (p.1)
Lines 35-40 (p. 13), 1-2 (p.14)
Henry Bass, 36, M, Farmer, $3000 Real Estate, $700 pers property, all born in Indiana
Percilla, 31, F
Zeno, 15, M, attended school
Alexander, 11, M, attended school
Rebecaa, 9, F, attended school
Mary, 6, F
Dora E., 1, F
Mary E. Bass, 17, Domestic
|Henry Bass family (p.2)
|1870 Federal Census||4 Jul 1870||Deer Creek, Allen, Kansas, USA|
|1870 Census Zeno Bass family
Bass, Zeno, 25, M, W, Farmer, $1200 Real Estate, $400 personal
all born in Indiana
Hariet, 24, F, W, Keeping House
Emily, 2, F, W
|1880 Federal Census||18 Jun 1880||Rawles, Mills, Iowa, USA|
|1880 Census Zeno Bass family
Bass, Zeno, W, M, 35, Married, Farmer
born Indiana, parents born Indiana
Harriet, W, F, 34, wife, married, keeping house
born Indiana, parents born Ohio
Emily, W, F, 12, daughter, at school, b. Indiana
Ora, W, M, 9, son, attended school, b. Kansas
Mayo, W, M, 6, son, attended school, b. Kansas
Ida, W, F, 4, daughter, b. Iowa
|1885 Iowa State Census||1885||Rawles, Mills, Iowa, USA|
|1885 Census Zeno Bass Family
Twp 71 Rng 42, Sec 10, SENE
Parents all native-born
Zeno Bass, 40, M, Married, Farmer, b. Indiana
Henriette, 39, F, Married, b. Indiana
Emily, 17, F, b. Indiana
Ora, 14, F, b. Kansas
May, 12, F, b. Kansas
Ida, 9, F, b. Mills Co
Zeno, 4, M, b. Mills Co
Lewis, 2, M, b. Mills Co
|1900 Federal Census||7 Jun 1900||Rawles, Mills, Iowa, USA |
|Zeno Bass family
Bass, Zeno, head, W, M, Sep 1844, 56, married 34 yrs; born
Indiana, parents b. @ Indiana; owns farm
Harriet, wife, W, F, Jan 1846, 54; born Indiana, parents
b. @ Ohio
Zeno Jr., son, W, M, Aug 1880, 19, b. Iowa
Louis, son, W, M, Feb 1883, b. Iowa
Nanne E., daughter, W, F, Apr 1886, 14, b. Iowa
|1910 Federal Census||28 Apr 1910||Rawles, Mills, Iowa, USA |
|Zeno Bass family
Bass, Zeno Sr., Head, M, W, 65, married 44 yrs.; born Indiana,
parents born @ Indiana)
Harriet, wife, F, W, 64; born Indiana, parents b. @ Ohio
|1920 Federal Census||7 Jun 1920||Malvern, Mills, Iowa, USA |
|Zeno Bass family
Bass, Zeno Head, Owns free, M, W, 75, married; b. Indiana,
parents born @ Indiana
Harriet, wife, F, W, 74; b. Indiana, parents born @ Ohio
|Probate||5 Aug 1923||Mills, Iowa, USA |
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