First Generation
1. Henry William BASFORD. Born on 3 Jun 1879 in Detroit, ME. [1], [2], [3] Henry William died in Benton Station, ME, on 29 Jan 1949. [4] Buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Fairfield, ME. Occupation: Electrician. [5] aka: Henry H. [6]

He left home at an early age (14) and worked for a time in the mills in Waterville, ME. [7] He then went to California fo a while, and was said a mule driver for in the area of death valley. It is said that he was in the area of San Francisco about the time of the great earthquake. When he returned to Maine he became an electrical engineer at the mills in Waterville. He lived in Benton Station accross the river from Waterville. [8]

1910 federal census for Waterville, 7th Ward, Kennebec Co., ME, 80 Grove St., p. 160B [9]
Henry W. Basford, male, head, age 31, b. ME, father b. ME, mother b. ME,
dynamotender-power house, first marriage, married 6 years
Mary W., female, wife, age 26, b. ME, father b. ME, mother b. ME, first marriage, married 6 years, 1 child, 0 living

1920 federal census for Benton, ED 45, Kennebec Co., ME, Pleasant St., p. 10B [10]
Henry Basford, male, head, age 40, b. ME, father b. ME, mother b. ME, mill-Indian Mill
Mary W., female, wife, age 36, b. ME, father b. ME, mother b. ME
Chester E., male, son, age 8, b. ME, father b. ME, mother b. ME
Clarence H., male, son, age 5, b. ME, father b. ME, mother b. ME

1930 federal census for Benton, ED 13, Kennebec Co., ME, Barton St., Apr 1930, p. 5A [6]
Henry H. Basford, male, head, age 50, b. ME, father b. ME, mother b, ME, married,
age 24 at first marriage, electrician?
Mary W., female, wife, age 46, b. ME, father b. ME, mother b, ME, married,
age 19 at first marriage
Chester E., male, son, age18, b. ME, father b. ME, mother b, ME, single
Clarence H., male, son, age 12, b. ME, father b. ME, mother b, ME, single
Maitland E., female, daughter, age 9, b. ME, father b. ME, mother b, ME, single
Basil S., male, son, age 8, b. ME, father b. ME, mother b, ME, single

1940 federal census for Benton, ED 6-22, Kennebec Co., ME, 7 Pleasant St., 2 Apr 1940, p. 1A [11]
Henry W. Basford, male, head, age 60, b. ME, married,
electrician-mechanic for electric motor in paper mill
Mary W., female, wife, age 56, b. ME, married
Clarence H., male, son, age 25, b. ME, single, laborer-R.R. car shop
Basil, male, son, age 18, b. ME, single

[12], [13], [9], [14], [4], [7], [8], [10], [6], [1], [15], [5], [16], [2], [17], [18], [3], [11]
He married Mary Whitney GIBBS, daughter of Fred GIBBS (?-?) & Lydia (GIBBS) (?-?), on 2 Jun 1903 in Fairfield, ME. [12], [18] Born on 3 Aug 1883 in Fairfield, ME. [4] Mary Whitney died in Benton, ME, on 19 May 1947. [4] Buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Fairfield, ME. [3] intentions recorded on 28 May 1903 at Fairfield, ME. [18]

[12], [9], [4], [7], [8], [10], [6], [1], [15], [5], [16], [17], [18], [3], [11]
They had the following children:
2i.
(stillborn) (Stillborn) (1907-1907)
3ii.
Chester Ellsworth (1911-1998)
4iii.
Clarence Howard (1914-1961)
5iv.
Maitland Elaine (1920-1998)
6v.
Basil Stanley (1922-1982)
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