Biography of Philo P. Bassett of Bergan, NY

Philo P. Bassett, the youngest son of Samuel and Betsey Bassett, was born in Bergen, A.ugust 26, 1834, and at the age of 20 began life for bimseif, choosing the occupations of carpenter. joiner, and painter, which he followed successfully till 1877. February 25, 1859, he married Harriet W., daughter of William H. and Frances E. Keytes, of Owosso, Mich. In 1877 he commenced the undertaking business in this town, being located then one block south of his present place of business. Just before the big fire of March 1, 1880, he had removed to the building just south of the Bergen Hotel, and thus escaped. The latter part of 1885 he removed his business to the Carpenter & McKenzie block. He deals in funeral furniture, artists' materials, pictures and frames, stationery, etc., and is a funeral director. As an undertaker be is successful and.worthily very popular, and his business is largely extended to neighboring towns.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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