Edward Harmon Bassett
Edward Harmon Bassett was born 22 October 1856 in Enfield, MA, a town that was "disincorporated" with 3 other small Massachusetts communities to create Quabbin Reservoir. He was raised by an aunt after his parents and siblings died within weeks of each other during a diptheria epidemic in early 1861. Edward lived to the age of 83 when he succumbed 1 July 1940 to cancer and diabetes.
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