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Male William Palestine (Bill) Bassham Click to view William Palestine (Bill) Bassham in the family tree

William Palestine (Bill) was born on August 29th, 1870 in Bonham, Fannin Co., Texas.1   William Palestine (Bill)'s father was Francis Marion (Frank) Bassham and his mother was Louisa Lucretia (Lucy) Popnoe.  His paternal grandparents were Johnson Basham and Susan A. Unknown. He had five brothers and four sisters, named Henry Lansford, Edward Franklin (Edd), Leonard Lawrence, Sam Estes, Phinis Malcome, Susan Elizabeth (Betty), Arrie Ellen, Ethel Erie and Cora 'May' Seeley.  He was the second oldest of the ten children.  He died at the age of 92 on April 16th, 1963 in Colorado City, Mitchell Co., Texas.1 

William Palestine (Bill)'s family with Ida Mae Vansickle

‌William Palestine (Bill) and Ida Mae were married in a religious ceremony on April 26th, 1894 in Bonham, Fannin Co., Texas.1   They had five sons and a daughter, named Kenneth James, Roscoe Leon, Byron Demont (Dee), Shelton Cleo (Shelly), William Nelson and Buena Vista.

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