Biography of George B. Bassett


Bassett, George B., Buffalo, was born in Ballston. Saratoga county, N. Y., June 17, 1861, and is a descendant of William Bassett, who came to Plymouth. Mass., in the ship Fortune in 1621. He was educated in the public schools, also took a scientific course at Yale College. After completing his course at college he was engaged in the city engineer's office at Watertown, N. Y., and as civil engineer on various public works in the United States and Canada until October 4, 1886, when he removed to Buffalo and formed a copartnership with his brother, Edward M. Bassett, under the firm name of Bassett Bros., engineers and contractors of municipal water works. This partnership was carried on very successfully until October 26, 1892, when the firm was dissolved by mutual consent, and since that time Mr. Bassett has carried on the business alone. Mr. Bassett is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, president of the Buffalo Meter Company, organized in 1892 for the manufacture of water meters, treasurer of the Albion Water Works Company, organized in 1888 to supply Albion, N. Y., with water, and also treasurer of the Bath Water Works Company of Bath, N. Y., organized in 1887. Mr. Bassett was married, January 8, 1890, to Miss Anna Kingman of Palmyra, N. Y., daughter of Dr. Charles M. Kingman, a well known physician and surgeon of that place.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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