Viola Rose Bass

Female 1914 - 2010  (95 years)


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  • Name Viola Rose Bass  [1
    Born 10 Jul 1914  Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Mar 2010  Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9760  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Samuel Rowland Bass,   b. 16 Feb 1880, Orwell, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1959, Lakeland, Polk, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Nellie C. McKinney,   b. 29 Dec 1881, Orwell, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1973, Lakeland, Polk, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 8 Mar 1903  [2
    Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Wednesday, March 18, 1903 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Orwell - Miss Nellie McKinney and S. R. Bass were united in marriage at Watertown, Sunday, March 7, 1903.
    Family ID F1047  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Harold L. Abel,   b. 21 Dec 1904, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 2002, Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married Abt 1965 
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F2642  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John McGrath,   b. Abt 1900, Kings Park, Suffolk, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1980, Albany, Albany Co., New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1950 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. John Pat McGrath,   b. 8 Apr 1951, New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 2014, Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F27941  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Elmer Irving Guy,   b. Abt 1911,   d. Sep 1944, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1934  Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F27942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Viola "Vi" Abel, 95, of Sarasota, died March 26, 2010.
      A memorial service celebrating her life will be at 2 p.m. April 23 at Alderman Oaks, 727 Hudson Ave., Sarasota.
      She was predeceased by her husband of 37 years, Harold Abel.
      Survivors include her son, John Pat McGrath of Madison, Conn.; stepdaughters Audrey Adam of Stonington, Conn., and Frances M Sullivan of Dunedin; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
      She was born July 10, 1914, to Nellie and Sam Bass in Pulaski, N.Y.
      Vi graduated from Sandy Creek High School in Sandy Creek, N.Y., in 1931. She went on to further her education, acquiring undergraduate and master degrees from New York University Stern School and Columbia University.
      She then started her career in occupational therapy for the State of New York in the Department of Mental Health, advancing over the years to the position of director of occupational therapy. Retiring in 1969, she came to Sarasota from Albany, N.Y.
      Vi was a happy and prolific gardener and had been very active over the years in community gardening organizations. She was a member of the Sarasota Garden Club, Marie Selby Gardens and the Sarasota Succulent Society, of which she was a lifetime member. She was also an avid button collector and was a member of the Tamiami Trail Button Club.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sarasota Succulent Society, 1310 38th St., Sarasota, FL 34234.

      Viola "Vi" Abel, 95, of Sarasota, died March 26, 2010.
      A memorial service celebrating her life will be at 2 p.m. April 23 at Alderman Oaks, 727 Hudson Ave., Sarasota.
      She was predeceased by her husband of 37 years, Harold Abel.
      Survivors include her son, John Pat McGrath of Madison, Conn.; stepdaughters Audrey Adam of Stonington, Conn., and Frances M Sullivan of Dunedin; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
      She was born July 10, 1914, to Nellie and Sam Bass in Pulaski, N.Y.
      Vi graduated from Sandy Creek High School in Sandy Creek, N.Y., in 1931. She went on to further her education, acquiring undergraduate and master degrees from New York University Stern School and Columbia University.
      She then started her career in occupational therapy for the State of New York in the Department of Mental Health, advancing over the years to the position of director of occupational therapy. Retiring in 1969, she came to Sarasota from Albany, N.Y.
      Vi was a happy and prolific gardener and had been very active over the years in community gardening organizations. She was a member of the Sarasota Garden Club, Marie Selby Gardens and the Sarasota Succulent Society, of which she was a lifetime member. She was also an avid button collector and was a member of the Tamiami Trail Button Club.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sarasota Succulent Society, 1310 38th St., Sarasota, FL 34234. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldtribune/obituary.aspx?n=viola-a bel-vi&pid=141350447#sthash.LC6hGIum.dpuf

  • Sources 
    1. [S2103] New York, County Marriages, 1847-1849; 1907-1936, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2016;;).
      Record for Elmer Irving Guy

    2. [S570] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;), Database online.
      Record for Nellie S. McKinney