Nelson Bass (1934 - 1997)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Nelson Bass’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Nelson so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Nelson’s biography.

Nelson Bass Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Nelson Bass and his immediate Bass family. Add to Nelson Bass's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Nelson.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Nelson Bass? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Rolling Fork, Sharkey County, Mississippi

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Nelson finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Nelson attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Nelson did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Nelson Bass is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Nelson's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Nelson's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Nelson a religious man? Add Nelson’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Nelson during various points of his life.

Timeline

1934 - In the year that Nelson Bass was born, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

1964 - Nelson was 30 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

1980 - When he was 46 years old, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

1992 - When he was 58 years old, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

1997 - In the year of Nelson Bass's passing, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

Nelson Bass Family Tree

Who was Nelson’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Nelson’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Nelson's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Nelson Bass
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Nelson's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Nelson Bass is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Nelson Bass died on February 9, 1997 at age 62. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on August 4, 1934. We have no information about Nelson's family or relationships. We know that Nelson Bass had been residing in Rolling Fork, Sharkey County, Mississippi.

Memories

What do you remember about Nelson Bass? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Nelson is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Nelson Bass

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources