Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Basses in:
 • Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery
 • Grand Canyon
 • Coconino County
 • Arizona
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
William Wallace Bass
Birth: Oct. 2, 1849
Shelbyville
Shelby County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 1933
Wickenburg
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

American Folk Figure. He was a pioneer of the Grand Canyon, where he built a cabin in 1884 with the help of the Havasupai Indians, whose causes he supported locally and in Washington. Established a river camp at Bass Ferry and made mineral claims. Guided the first geological survey of the Canyon in the 1890s. Constructed a cableway across the Colorado River in 1906 and helped found the first school at the Canyon, 1911. Bass's properties were bought out at the establishment of the National Park. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage and was cremated, his ashes scattered over the Canyon - the stone in the American Legion Cemetery is therefore a memorial only. (bio by: David Conway) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Ada Lenore Diefendorf Bass (1867 - 1951)*
 
 Children:
  Edith J Bass Lauzon (1896 - 1924)*
  William G. Bass (1900 - 1981)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery
Grand Canyon
Coconino County
Arizona, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: David Conway
Record added: Dec 01, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6975421
William Wallace Bass
Added by: Silvia
 
William Wallace Bass
Added by: David Conway
 
William Wallace Bass
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Donna Casey
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Ancestral Sleuth
 Added: Jul. 24, 2014

- Lazer
 Added: Feb. 1, 2014

- shelby
 Added: Oct. 2, 2013
There are 41 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.6 after 35 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service