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Wallace Bassett

Clergyman

Wallace Bassett, American clergyman.

Background

Bassett, Wallace was born on December 31, 1884 in Middle Grove, Missouri, United States. Son of Alexander Martin and Mary (Settle) Bassett.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy, La Grange (Missouri) College, 1909. Student Kansas City Theological Seminary, 1 year, Newton Theological Institution, 1 year. Doctor of Divinity, La Grange, 1916, Baylor University, 1920.

Career

Began preaching, 1902. Ordained Baptist ministry, 1905. Pastor Sulphur Springs, Texas, 1910-1915, First Church, Amarillo, 1915-1918, Cliff Temple Church, Dallas, since 1918.

President Relief and Annunity Board Southern Baptist Convention. Trustee Baylor University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, Kentucky). President State Mission Board Texas Baptists.

President Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Connections

Married Lottie Bounds, December 25, 1906 (died December 4, 1938). Married second, Hassie Mayfield, October 10, 1940. Children: Marcella Margaret (Mistress Travis Johnson), Evelyn Elaine (Mistress H. Bertram Smith), and Verona (Mistress Wesley Tomlinson), Wallace (M.D.).

father:
Alexander Martin Bassett

mother:
Mary (Settle) Bassett

spouse:
Lottie Bounds

spouse:
Hassie Mayfield

child:
Marcella Margaret Bassett (Mistress Travis Johnson)

child:
Evelyn Elaine Bassett (Mistress H. Bertram Smith)

child:
and Verona Bassett (Mistress Wesley Tomlinson)

child:
Wallace Bassett (M.D.)