Robert Bruce Bascom

Robert Bruce Bascom
b. 3 Nov 1839 at Switzerland County, Indiana to Carley H. Bascom and Elizabeth Potter
d. 10 Mar 1907 at Ohio County, Indiana
bur. Littlefield Cemetery, Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana

Robert Bruce, Olive and Jessie Bascom gravestone

Robert Bruce, Olive and Jessie Bascom gravestone

m/1. 1 Mar 1863 Switzerland County, Indiana
Margaret Littlefield
b. 25 Dec 1839 Indiana to Harvey Littlefield and Mary Ann Bovard
d. 15 May 1866
bur. Bovard Cemetery, Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana

m/2. 4 Nov 1866 Ohio County, Indiana
Olive Bovard
b. 22 Feb 1847 Ohio County, Indiana to Isaac C. Bovard and Ursula Shepherd
d. 10 Dec 1926 Cass Township, Ohio County, Indiana
bur. Littlefield Cemetery, Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana

Children with Margaret Littlefield:

  • Edward H. Bascom (6 Mar 1864-21 Mar 1944) m. Jennie L. Myers (1866-1951)

Children with Olive Bovard:

  • Willard Theodore Bascom (4 Jan 1868-30 Mar 1934) m. Susan Sanders (1870-1927) May 1891
  • Alice Luella Bascom (3 Mar 1869-19 Feb 1960) m1. John W. Cochran; m2. Benjamin Franklin Vanosdal (1859-1924)
  • Catherine Bascom (20 Aug 1871-)
  • Jessie Florence Bascom (7 Mar 1873-19 Oct 1904)
  • Josephine Bascom (29 Feb 1876-1964) m. Willard S. Tyler (1867-1940)
  • Grace Gertrude Bascom ( 6 Mar 1880-13 May 1929) m. Albert Conner (1870-1945)
  • Charlotte Bascom (1 May 1883-) m. William G. Miller (1880-)
  • Martha Bascom (18 Jul 1887-20 Feb 1952) m. Reuben Kittle (1884-1963)
  • Mary E. Bascom (18 Jul 1887-1973) m. John Dennis (1885-1961)

Robert Bruce Bascom was born in Switzerland County, Indiana in 1839 to Carley H. Bascom and Elizabeth Potter. He enlisted as a musician in the company band of the 16th Indiana Infantry. He mustered out on 23 May 1862 in Washington, D.C.

He first married Margaret Littlefield on 1 Mar 1863 in Switzerland County. Margaret died on 15 May 1866. They had one child, Edward H. Bascom. On 4 November 1866, Robert married Olive Bovard in Ohio County, Indiana. Olive was born in 1847 and was the daughter of Isaac C. Bovard and Ursula Shepherd. Robert and Olive had nine children and lived in Ohio County where Robert worked as a farmer and dry goods merchant.

Robert died on 10 Mar 1907 in Ohio County. Olive died many years later, in 1926, also in Ohio County. They were buried in Littlefield Cemetery in Switzerland County, Indiana, along with their daughter, Jessie Florence Bascom.

Submitted by:
Tina Lyons
Fort Wayne, IN
E-mail: genwishlist@gmail.com

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