Ralph Lowe Bassett

M, #15044, b. 27 August 1852, d. 15 February 1929
Father*He(r)man A Bassett b. 1810, d. 1876
Mother*Mary Chambers b. bt 1818 - 1821
ChartsBassett (paternal side) - William Bassett (1)(Immigrant 1621)
Photo* Ralph Lowe Bassett had photos: Photo in possession of granddaughter Judy Bassett Bergstrom. 
DNAbassett* He is a descendant of William Bassett of the 1621 Fortune per dna kit #9466 - see http://bassettbranches.org/ and click on DNA Project then the Excel spreadsheet to find see the kit number. 
Birth*27 August 1852 He was born on 27 August 1852 at near Wadsworth, Washoe Co., Nevada, "I was born on the Truckey River, near the town of Wordsworth which is now a station on the C.P.R.R. in Nevada"
However, 1860 census says he was born in UT.1 
(InHomeOf) Census18601860 He appeared on the 1860 census in the household of He(r)man A Bassett, pg 78 #688-627, Sacramento 2nd Ward, Sacramento Co., California. His info on the census included - Basset, Ralph 7 b.UT. 
Marriage*20 May 1876 Ralph Lowe Bassett married Leah Rose Henroid on 20 May 1876 at Deep Creek, Tooele Co., Utah.1 
Census1900*1900 Ralph Lowe Bassett appeared on the 1900 census as the head of household, ED 49 pg sht 3a #49-49, Aurum, White Pine Co., Nevada, along with Leah Rose Henroid, William Henry Bassett, June Elizabeth Bassett, Pearl Grace Bassett, Ralph Heman Bassett, Frederick McBride Bassett, Bertha Delsena Bassett and Leah Rose Bassett. His info on the census included Bassett, Ralph l 47 b.NV (parents VT/NY) Aug 1852 married 34 years (sic, s/b 24) farmer owns farm. 
Biography*18 June 1923 Ralph Lowe Bassett had a biography: TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
This is a sketch of my parent's parentage. My mother was born in Lexington, Kentucky. Her maiden name being Mary Chambers. She died in San Jose, California at the age of 50 years. My Daddy was born in Vermont, his name being He(r)man A. Bassett. He always called himself "A Blue Bell Yankee." He died in Philadelphia the Centennial year of '76, aged 62.
- Ralph Lowe Bassett

This is a sketch of my life:
I was born August 27th, 1852. My people were crossing the plains to California from Keokuk, Iowa. There were five in our family: three boys and two girls. Their names were Manton, "Madason" (sp), Ralph, Martha, and Mary. I was born on the Truckey (sp) River, near the town of Wordsworth (sp) which is now a station on the C.P.R.R. in Nevada. We were six months crossing the Plains with oxen during which time we lost one ox so Daddy was obliged to work one of the milch cows in his place.

We first lived at Maryville, California from which place we moved to Petaluma, where my father kept a hotel, known as the Petaluma House. From there we moved to Sacramento, then to Elk Grove, 12 miles distant. Later we moved to Half Moon Bay near the Pacific Ocean, then to San Jose, where my mother died. From there we moved to Nevada; that is, my Daddy, and brother Manton moved. We followed mining for some time, when to Hampton, then to Pioche, where we were in '73; then went to Gold Hill in '74 where I worked in the mines.

In May 20th, 1876, I was married to Leah Rose Henroid, at Deep Creek, Utah. We lived in Pleasant Valley for some time. We had had born to us nine children: four boys and five girls, all being born in Nevada except one boy, who was born in Ogden. From Pleasant Valley we moved to Spring Valley where we lived 18 years. Followed cattle raising and dairying, during which I made two tons of butter in one year, packed it all 'til Fall, sold it then to the mining companies for 50 cents per pound. In 1900 we moved to American Fork.
- Ralph Lowe Bassett
The names of our children are: Manton, Mary, Will, June, Pearl, Ralph, Fred, Bertha and Leah
on 18 June 1923.1 
Death*15 February 1929 He died on 15 February 1929 at Utah State Hospital, Provo, Utah Co., Utah, at age 76 per death certificase. 
Relationships1st cousin 4 times removed of David Lee Bassett
1st cousin 2 times removed of Charles Henry "Charlie" Bassett


Leah Rose Henroid b. 7 Sep 1857, d. 29 Aug 1937
Marriage*20 May 1876 He married Leah Rose Henroid on 20 May 1876 at Deep Creek, Tooele Co., Utah.1 
Last Edited4 Jan 2016


  1. [S1595] Autobiographical sketch by Ralph Lowe Bassett, in possession of Judy Bergstrom.