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Christopher Columbus "Lum" Bass
Son of Mann and Mary Yates Mizell

Christopher Columbus (Lum) BASS was born 23 DEC 1886 in Shingle Creek, Osceola Co., FL, and died 26 JUL 1952. He married Essie Blanche BASS

Orlando Morning Sentinel    July 28, 1952
   Kissimmee – Mr. C. C. (Lum) Bass, 65, prominent cattleman and citrus grower, died late Saturday night at his residence on the Boggy Creek Rd. 
   A native of Osceola County, he was born Dec. 23, 1886 at Shingle Creek, the son of Mann Bass and Mary Nancy Yates Bass. He was a lifelong resident, moving from Shingle Creek to Kissimmee, then to the present homestead in 1919. 
   He was a former member of the Board of County Commissioners and was a member of the First Methodist Church and the Independent Order of Oddfellows. 
   He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Essie Bass; one daughter, Mrs. Oscar Tyson; four sisters, Mrs. Steve Williams, Mrs. Irlo Bronson, Mr. H. o. Partin, all of Kissimmee, Mrs. John Partin, Bronson; and two brothers, Clint Bass and LeRoy Bass, both of Kissimmee. 
   Grissom Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Essie Blanche Bass, 76, of Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee, passed away Saturday evening after a lengthy illness. Member of a pioneer Central Florida family, she was the widow of C. C. "Lum" Bass, prominent cattleman and citrus grower and former Osceola County Commissioner, who died here in 1952.

Born December 30, 1887, in Orange County, the daughter of John Crawford Bass and Mary M. Simmons Bass, she had been a resident of Osceola County most of her life. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and was a Past Noble Grand of Kissimmee Rebekah Lodge Number 42.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. J. Oscar Tyson, Kissimmee; also 2 grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives in this area..

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday from the Grissom Chapel, with the Rev. B. B. Williams, Minister of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Casketbearers were Messrs. M. A. Hughey, Sam Lupfer, Henry T. Simmons and Leon Tyson. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Grissom Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lum & Essie had one daughter
Rita Lois Bass
BIRTH 22 OCT 1920 • Kissimmee Os, Florida
DEATH 31 OCT 2001
Rita Married Joe 1939
Joseph Oscar Tyson
BIRTH 27 MARCH 1906 • Narcoossee, Osceola County, Florida, USA
DEATH 17 DECEMBER 1984 • Osceola County, Florida, USA
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