Biographical Sketch of

George W. Bassett

George W. Bassett, a native son of Mower County, farms on 185 acres in Udolpho and has been very successful in his agricultural operations. He was born on the farm where he still resides, August 1, 1862, son of Edward and Jane E. McQuivey Bassett.

He was educated in the district schools, grew to manhood on the farm and married Cora M. Elkins, daughter of John and Phoebe (Ricker) Elkins, and this union has been blessed with three children: Alva E. of Lansing township, and Wesley I., and Winfred R. at home.

Mr. Bassett is a Republican in politics and was for some time clerk of school district 76. At nineteen years of age he started farming for himself on the home farm. He has erected some good buildings and all of his land except twenty-five acres of timber is under cultivation.


Note: Buried at Udolpho Cemetery, rural Mower County

Transcribed from History of Mower County, 1911

Submitted to MnGenWeb by Kathy Pike, Oct. 2006