Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Life of Willard Theodore Bascom - The Final Years

After looking at the childhood and marriage of Willard Theodore Bascom, we close with the final years of his life.

During the 1920s, Willard, Susan and the families of their sons moved to Butler county, Ohio. It was there that Susan died on 16 Jan 1927. Susan's apron caught on fire while cooking and she died from the shock from the burns.
Ohio, Death certificates, file no. 408, Susie Bascom, 16 January 1927; digital images, Family Search, FamilySearch (http://pilot.familysearch.org : accessed 2 February 2010); citing Ohio Department of Health records.

In 1930, Willard lived with his son George's family in St. Clair, Butler county, Ohio. Willard's occupation is listed as laborer - odd jobs.
1930 U.S. census, Butler county, Ohio, Population schedule, St. Clair township, enumeration district 9-51, sheet 17B, dwelling 396, family 396, Household of George Bascom; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 Feb 2010), citing National Archives microfilm publication T626.

By 1933, Willard and one or both of his sons owned a grocery business.
"Cash and Carry," Hamilton (Ohio) Daily News, 27 Oct 1933, Willard T Bascom and Son advertisement; online images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 February 2010), Hamilton Daily News (Hamilton, Ohio).

Willard died in Hamilton, Butler county, Ohio on 30 Mar 1934 from meningitis and albuminuria.
Ohio, Death certificates, file no. 14110, Willard T Bascom, 30 March 1934; digital images, Family Search, FamilySearch (http://pilot.familysearch.org : accessed 2 February 2010); citing Ohio Department of Health records.

"Willard Bascom Taken By Death," Hamilton (Ohio) Daily News, 30 March 1934, death of Willard T Bascom on 30 Mar 1934; online images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 February 2010), Hamilton Daily News (Hamilton, Ohio).

Both Willard were buried in Bovard Cemetery in Cotton township, Switzerland county, Indiana. After Willard's death, his sons would continue in the grocery business moving to Florida and then settling in Cincinnati.

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