John Washington Bassett (1920 - 2003)

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John Washington Bassett
1920 - 2003
updated February 06, 2019
John Washington Bassett was born on December 16, 1920. He died on November 27, 2003 at 82 years of age. We know that John Washington Bassett had been residing in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97219.


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Willamette National Cemetery Section 4 Site 442, 11800 Se Mt. Scott Boulevard, in Portland, Oregon 97086



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Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97219


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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: LTJG
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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John Washington Bassett died on November 27, 2003 at 82 years of age. He was buried in Willamette National Cemetery Section 4 Site 442, Portland, Oregon. He was born on December 16, 1920. We are unaware of information about John's family.
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1920 - 2003 World Events

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In 1920, in the year that John Washington Bassett was born, the National Football League, first called the American Professional Football Association, was created. College football was more popular than pro football and rising player salaries were bankrupting league owners. In response, owners created the NFL, using the pro baseball association as a model. Eleven teams were formed: the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Dayton Triangles, Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Massillon Tigers, Muncie Flyers, Racine Cardinals, Rochester Jeffersons and Rock Island Independents.

In 1957, John was 37 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1963, he was 43 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1972, he was 52 years old when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1980, when he was 60 years old, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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John Walter Bassett
around 1918 - Feb 8, 1942
John Thomas Bassett
around 1886 - Mar 11, 1916
John Morton Bassett
around 1919 - Jul 15, 1942
John Jack Bassett
around 1921 - May 20, 1941
John Henry Cecil Bassett
around 1917 - Apr 24, 1943
John Bassett
around 1898 - Mar 5, 1943
John Bassett
around 1889 - Apr 28, 1915
John Bassett
around 1897 - Apr 28, 1917
John Bassett
around 1878 - May 25, 1916
John Bassett
around 1897 - Feb 11, 1919
John R Jr Bassett
Born: around 1927
Virginia, United States
John P Bassett
Born: around 1927
New York, United States
John W Bassett
Born: around 1920
Montana, United States
John J Bassett
Born: around 1898
California, United States
John D Bassett
Born: around 1916
California, United States
John S Bassett
Born: around 1919
Texas, United States
John C Bassett
Born: around 1920
Ohio, United States
John E Bassett
Born: around 1917
United States
John E Bassett
Born: around 1926
West Virginia, United States
John L Bassett
Born: around 1924
Ohio, United States

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Lillian J Bassett
May 10, 1914 - Apr 8, 2003
Detroit, MI
Charles Bassett
Jul 27, 1908 - January 1982
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Leighton Bassett
Oct 16, 1914 - March 1980
McCleary, Washington
Maud Bassett
Sep 13, 1882 - June 1974
Tulsa, Oklahoma
William A Bassett
Jan 13, 1916 - Apr 30, 1995
Virginia P Bassett
Sep 23, 1915 - Jan 28, 1994
Pocahontas, AR
Gracie Bassett
Jun 10, 1921 - December 1983
Little Rock, Arkansas
Billie v Bassett
Apr 24, 1923 - Oct 1, 1997
Tulsa, OK
Louis Bassett
Dec 13, 1925 - March 1982
Jennie Bassett
Oct 16, 1879 - December 1968
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Woodson W Bassett
Nov 7, 1926 - Jan 10, 2006
Fayetteville, AR
Willie Y Bassett
Nov 7, 1905 - Apr 13, 2000
Fort Smith, AR
Cordie Bassett
Aug 31, 1888 - December 1983
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Laura Dell Bassett
Apr 12, 1940 - Mar 1, 2007
Killeen, Texas
Georgia Bassett
May 24, 1936 - September 1977
Leonard F Bassett
Jan 13, 1917 - Feb 8, 2006
Coronado, CA
Lattie Bassett
Feb 13, 1901 - May 1986
Blytheville, Arkansas
Danny E Bassett
Mar 31, 1943 - Jul 24, 2002
Covington, TN
Laura Bassett
Aug 12, 1891 - April 1987
Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
E Bassett
Sep 13, 1943 - Dec 15, 1994

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Nov 29, 1919 - August 1977
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Dec 28, 1909 - September 1990
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Jun 7, 1922 - Aug 12, 1978
Pine Bluff, AR
Henry Sargent
Apr 4, 1919 - May 1966
Harper T Wolfe
Nov 7, 1903 - Aug 27, 1996
Warren, AR
Walter T Barnes
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San Antonio, TX
Henry Turner
Jul 13, 1912 - October 1971
San Francisco, California
Amanda M Koral
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Clearwater, FL
Clarence Vaughn
Jun 22, 1896 - February 1967
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Ira Turner
Jul 16, 1883 - March 1965
Frank R Tucker
Sep 27, 1912 - Jul 9, 1997
Hamburg, AR
Garvin B Myhand
Oct 16, 1917 - Jul 28, 1993
Little Rock, AR
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Oct 29, 1912 - Dec 9, 2005
Conway, AR
Hazel Whitehead
Jan 19, 1923 - Aug 12, 1999
Vicksburg, MS
Louis E Havard
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White Hall, AR
Helen Frances Atkinson
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Flemington, New Jersey
Kermit Turner
Jul 11, 1913 - Feb 19, 1993
De Witt, AR
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