Fourth Generation (Continued)
Family of Col. Abraham B. BASSFORD (17) & Sarah Ellen HANNIGAN
75. Boisie BASSFORD (Abraham B.3, Thomas2, William1). Born abt 1863-1865 in Idaho or Oregon.55,49 age 7 in 1870 census, age 15 in 1880 census. Boisie died in Carlisle, PA, on 16 Apr 1892.248 age 21. Buried in Indian Carlisle Cemetery, Carlisle, PA.16

She was an Indian, and was apparently adopted by Abraham Bassford. She is listed as a daughter in the 1880 census.55 She attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School at Carlisle, PA, arriving 3 Sep 1886. She is listed in the school records as a full-blood Painte Indian. She died on 16 Apr 1892 while attending the school.248

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76. Eveline E. BASSFORD (Abraham B.3, Thomas2, William1). Born abt 1868-1871 in Idaho or New York.55,49,94 age 2 in 1870 census, age 12 in 1880 census, age 29 in 1900 census. Eveline E. died in New York, on 13 Nov 1919.140 Buried in White Plains Rural Cemetery, White Plains, NY.140 aka: Evalina.17

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She first married David McANDLESS abt 1887.94 married 13 years in 1900 census. Born in Aug 1861 in Ireland.94 David died ? . They were divorced in Jun 1912.151

1900 federal census for White Plains, ED 118, Westchester Co., NY94
David McAndless, male, head, age 39, b. Aug 1861, Ireland, father b. Ireland,
mother b. Ireland, married 13 years, blacksmith
Eveline, female, wife, age 29, b. Feb 1871, Idiho-NY, father b. NJ, mother b. NJ,
married 13 years, 6 children, 5 living
Sadallen, female, daughter, age 12, b. Feb 1888, Greensburg-NY, father b. Ireland,
mother b. Idiho-NY, at school
Ida B., female, daughter, age 11, July 1889, Greensburg-NY, father b. Ireland,
mother b. Idiho-NY, at school
Lena, female, duaghter, age 9, Oct 1891, Greensburg-NY, father b. Ireland, mother b. Idiho-NY
Abraham B., male, son, age 8, May 1892, Greensburg-NY, father b. Ireland, mother b. Idiho-NY
David S., male, son, age 7, May 1893, Greensburg-NY, father b. Ireland, mother b. Idiho-NY
Ida Clark, female, servant, age 18, Feb 1882, VA, father b. VA, mother b. VA, single, servant

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They had the following children:
155i.
Sadallen (1888-?)
156ii.
Ida B. (1889-?)
157iii.
Lena (1891-?)
158iv.
Abraham B. (1892-?)
159v.
David S. (1893-?)
She second married Adolph NICKELS on 26 Sep 1913 in Stamford, CT.151 Born ? . Adolph died ? . Occupation: Opera Singer.151

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77. Bernard I. BASSFORD (Abraham B.3, Thomas2, William1). Born in Sep 1869 in New York or Oregon.49 Bernard I. died in Hartsdale, NY, on 7 Nov 1891.38,146 Buried in White Plains Rural Cemetery, White Plains, NY.140

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78. Sarah Ellen BASSFORD (Abraham B.3, Thomas2, William1). Born in Jun 1875 in New York.94 Sarah Ellen died in New York, on 7 Dec 1941.140 Buried in White Plains Rural Cemetery, White Plains, NY.140

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She married William J. SHORTALL ? . Born ? . William J. died ? .

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79. Abraham B. BASSFORD Jr. (Abraham B.3, Thomas2, William1). Born on 8 Dec 1876 in New York.249 Abraham B. died in New York, on 25 Oct 1947.38 Buried in White Plains Rural Cemetery, White Plains, NY.38 Occupation: Civil Engineer, Amateur Tennis Player.250

Abraham and Sarah Maude Thurber were married in a small private ceremony. Abraham’s father helped with the arrangements and was present. However, Abraham’s mother was not in attendance, apparently because she was in favor of an elaborate wedding.251

1910 federal census for Greenburgh, Westchester Co., NY, ED 38, Columbus Ave., p. 232A96
Abraham Bassford, male, head, age 32, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY,
engineer-civil, widower
Abraham Jr., male, son, age 7, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, single
Linnia I. __nerstrom, female, housekeeper, age 21, b. Sweden, father b. Sweden,
mother b. Sweden, housekeeper-private family, single

He was an “international amateur tennis star” in 1921, when his wife divorced him after he was found in the company of another woman in a New York hotel.250

He is probably the Abram Bassford listed in the 1930 census for Greenburgh, ED 157, Westchester Co., NY, 24 Columbia Ave., 19 Apr 1930, p. 2A224
Abram Bassford, male, head, age 53, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY,
civil engineer-land-gen practice, married, age 21 at first marriage
Marguerite? Dingwall?, female, housekeeper, age 40, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY,
housekeeper-private family, divorced, age 18 at first marriage

He was living in Yorktown Heights at the time of his daughter Florence’s marriage in 1936.252

1940 federal census for Yorktown, ED 60-389, Westchester Co., NY, 10 May 1940, p. 23A240
Abraham Bassford, male, head, age 63, b. NY, divorced, tennis court construction
William Crolly, male, servant, age 64, b. NY, married, domestic secretary
Margaret, female, friend, age 45, b. NY, married retired

He is buried in the same plot as Abraham and Sarah Ellen (Hannigan) Bassford, so the assumption is that he was their son.38

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He first married Sarah Maud THURBER, daughter of Henry Clay THURBER & Anna Maria TRUAX, on 4 Oct 1901 in New York City, NY.251,256 Flatbush Reformed Church. Born on 21 Feb 1880 in Hartsdale,NY.253 Sarah Maud died in Jan 1904.253

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They had one child:
160i.
Abraham III (1902-1973)
He second married Florence May WINMILL, daughter of Albert WINMILL & Josephine Horner CAMPBELL, on 9 Apr 1913 in Scarsdale, NY.250 Born abt 1893 in Virginia.202 age 27 in 1920 census. Florence May died in Bronxville, NY, on 6 Jul 1959.257 They were divorced on 13 Apr 1921 in White Plains, NY.250

1920 federal census for Eastchester, ED 30, Westchester Co., NY, p. 3B202
Florence Bassford, female, head, age 27, b. VA, father b. England, mother b. VA, married
Florence, female, daughter, age 6, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. VA, single
Virginia, female, daughter, age 4, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. VA, single
Russell? Winmill?, male, brother, age 33, b. VA, father b. England, mother b. VA,
stock broker, single
Elsie Pr___, female, boarder, age 2, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, single

She is listed in the 1931 Westchester Co. Social Record.258
Bassford, Mrs. F. W. (Florence Winmill), 7 Prescott Square, Bronxville, Bronxville 0095; children, Florence Winmill Bassford, Virginia Spottiswood Bassford, Robert Campbell Bassford; clubs, Scarsdale Golf, Bronxville Women.

She was living in Bronxville, NY at the time of her daughter Florence’s marriage in 1936.252

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They had the following children:
161i.
162ii.
163iii.
He third married Devola KIENE in 1945.38 Born ? . Devola died ? .

She was a widow.38

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They had one child:
164i.
Fred Devoe (~1948-)
80. George Washington BASSFORD (Abraham B.3, Thomas2, William1). Born on 13 Dec 1880 in New York.259 gavestone. George Washington died in New York, on 19 Apr 1905.147 Buried in Mattituck, NY.259 Occupation: Engineer.17

Went to Cornell.17

Gravestone259
George W./Son of Col. Abraham/And Sarah E./Bassford/
Born Dec. 18, 1880/Died April 18, 1905

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He married Margueritte S. (BASSFORD) ? . Born ? . Margueritte S. died ? .

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They had one child:
165i.
81. Henry Hall BASSFORD (Abraham B.3, Thomas2, William1). Born on 4 Jul 1882 in New York.260,249 Henry Hall died in Florida on 28 Mar 1963.140 Buried in White Plains Rural Cemetery, White Plains, NY.140 Occupation: Civil Engineer.17,96 aka: Henry A.

Went to Cornell.17

He was unmarried and living with his father at the time of the 1910 census.96

1920 federal census for 272 E. 199 St., Bronx, NY, ED 450, p. 16B202
Henry H. Bassford, male, age 37, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, civil engineer
Janet, female, wife, age 28, b. NY, father b. ME, mother b. NY
Henry, Jr., male, son, age 6 , b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
Sarah Smith, female, mother-in-law, age 58 , b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY

1930 federal census for Scarsdale, ED 347, Westchester Co., NY, 22 ___ Rd., 10 Apr 1930, p. 5A224
H. H. Bassford, male, head, age 47, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY,
civil engineer, married, age 29 at first marriage
Janet, female, wife, age 39, b. NY, father b. ME, mother b. NY,
married, age 21 at first marriage
H. H., male, son, age 17, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, single
Sarah S. Smith, female, mother-in-law, age 69, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY,
widow, age 29? at first marriage
Mary Thul?, female, servant, age 65, b. NJ, father b. NY, mother b. NJ,
domestic servant-private family, widow, age 29? at first marriage

Henry won the US Senior Championships (45 & over) at Forest Hills three times, 1928, 1930 and 1938.145

He was living with his son Henry at the time of the 1940 census. The census entry indicates that he was married, but his wife was not living with him.240

I assume he would be the Henry Bassford listed in the Social Security Death Index who was born 4 Jul 1882, and died Mar 1963 (SS# 108-07-5376, issued New York).260

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He married Janet SMITH, daughter of Fred H. SMITH & Sarah SNYDER, on 4 Jun 1912 in Brooklyn, NY.261,149 Born on 15 Jan 1891 in New York.260 Janet died in New York City, NY, in May 1973.260

1940 federal census for Brewster, ED 40-15, Putnam Co., NY, 45 Main St., 25 Apr 1940, p.15A240
Alice Grey, female, head, age 41, b. NY, single, owner operator-beauty salon
Janet Bassford , female, sister, age 49, b. NY, married

Her last residence was Staten Island, NY.260

I assume that her maiden name must have been Smith since a “mother-in-law“ Sarah Smith was living with Henry and Janet in the 1920 census.202

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They had one child:
166i.
Henry Hall Jr. (1913-2002)
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