Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Life of Willard Theodore Bascom - His Marriage and Children

Yesterday we looked at the childhood of Willard Theodore Bascom. Now we continue the looking at his life after his marriage.

In May 1891, Willard (aka Dora) married Susan Sanders in May of 1891 in Switzerland county, Indiana.
"Aaron," community news, The Vevay (Indiana) Reveille, 18 June 1891, marriage of Dora Bascom and Sanders; digital images, Vevay Newspapers (http://www.switzerland.k12.in.us/hs_vevaynewspapers.php : accessed 25 March 2010), Vevay Newspapers.

In March of 1895, Willard's hands were burned while trying to save his father's store.
"Aaron," community news, The Vevay (Indiana) Reveille, 14 Mar 1895, Dora Bascom accident; digital images, Vevay Newspapers (http://www.switzerland.k12.in.us/hs_vevaynewspapers.php : accessed 25 March 2010), Vevay Newspapers.

Susan and Willard's son, Dewey Francis BASCOM was born on 6 May 1898 in Dillsboro, Dearborn county, Indiana, according to his SS-5.

In 1900, Willard and Susan lived in Cass township, Ohio county, Indiana. Willard was a farm laborer. Susan states that she had two children and one is still living. The other child is unknown.
1900 U.S. census, Ohio county, Indiana, Population, Cass township, enumeration district 112, sheet 2A, dwelling 35, family 35, Household of Willard Bascom; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 1 Feb 2010), citing National Archives microfilm publication T623.

Willard and Susan had another son, George Robert Bascom, on 14 Jun 1902 in Aberdeen, Ohio county, Indiana.

In 1910, the family lived in Center township, Dearborn county, Indiana. Willard worked as a gardener.
1910 U.S. census, Dearborn county, Indiana, Population, Center township, enumeration district 38, sheet 12A, dwelling 246, family 252, Household of Willard T Bascom; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 1 Feb 2010), citing National Archives microfilm publication T624.

In 1920, the family lived in Aurora, Dearborn county, Indiana. Willard was listed as a laborer.
1920 U.S. census, Dearborn county, Indiana, Population schedule, Aurora, ward 2, enumeration district 35, sheet 2B, dwelling 41, family 51, Household of W T Bascom; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 Feb 2010), citing National Archives microfilm publication T625.

Next we look at Willard's final years.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice outline here. I really enjoyed all the images.

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