Obit: Bass, Albert D. (1854 - 1895)



----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 12/12/1895

Bass, Albert D. (30 JUL 1854 - 5 DEC 1895)

Died, at his home in Curtiss, Clark Co., Wis., on Thursday, Dec. 5th, 1895, Mr. A. D. Bass, in the forty-second year of his age.

Albert D. Bass was born at Canterbury, Conn., July 30th, 1854; came to Wisconsin and located in La Crosse Co., but came to Curtiss in 1881 and engaged in the lumber business with Nathan Clark, but soon purchased the interest of his partner and continued the business very successfully until failing health admonished him to let up on active business.

He was chosen chairman of his town and represented it on the county board, where he did a good service for his town.

He was untied in marriage with Miss Emma Knecht, daughter of Mrs. M. G. Moore, of Onalaska, who now mourns the loss of a loving husband.

"Al Bass", as he was familiarly known by those who knew him best, was of a genial temperament, a pleasant companion and generally beloved. The past 8 years Al has been a terrible sufferer and for the past year it has been generally known that he had but a short time to live, yet, while his death was expected, it came as a sudden severe shock to the relatives and friends. Besides, the wife, whom he adored, and who is almost frantic with grief, he leaves an aged father to mourn the loss of an only son.

The funeral occurred last Sunday, at the schoolhouse in Curtiss, after a brief service at the house, and the remains interred in the Colby Cemetery by the side of those of his mother, who preceded him some years. The Phonograph extends heartfelt sympathies to the sorrowing father and wife.

The Bass-Clark Sawmill and home of Albert & Emma (Knecht) Clark in Curtiss, Clark Co., Wisconsin

Among the pioneers of the Curtiss area were two whose names also appear in connection with the early history of Marshfield. A. B. Bass, a native of Connecticut, who came to Wisconsin in 1871 and 10 years later to Curtiss, purchased two acres of land on East Fourth street in this city in September, 1890, from Henry Krier and built four houses still known to old-timers here as the Bass cottages. The Marshfield Times of Dec. 6, 1895, announced his death, which occurred Dec. 5 at Curtiss, where he and his partner, Nathan (lark, built the first sawmill. Bass also operated o store for a time, sewed as Curtiss postmaster (1886 - 1888) and as chairman of the town of Mayville. (Curtiss is located an the line dividing Mayville and Hoard townships. Remembering Hoard Township, Clark Co., Wisconsin

Bass Stock Yard, with Woock's Saloon in the background.

Bass, Albert  Purchased land from Nathaniel Clark and then sold it to Paul and Minna Woock.   The Woocks then sold the property to R. E. Schoeneman in 1892.

Albert Bass and his wife Emma (Knecht), Parakeet and dogs.

Family Records


Birth: Jul. 30, 1854, Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 1895, Curtiss, Clark County, Wisconsin, USA
Parents: Charles Bass (1825 - 1915) & Waity Allen Bass (1831 - 1893)
Spouse: Emma Knecht Bass (1857 - 1923)

Burial: Colby Cemetery , Colby, Clark County, Wisconsin, USA




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