Person:Mary Reading (3)

  • F.  Jeremiah Reading (add)
  • M.  Anna Case (add)
  1. Mary Reading1834 - 1919
m. 7 Jul 1852
  1. Delwin M. Greene1854 - 1932
  2. Floyd L. Greene1869 -
m. 29 Dec 1892
Facts and Events
Name Mary Reading
Gender Female
Birth[1] 7 Jun 1834 Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
Marriage 7 Jul 1852 Independence, Allegany, New York, United Statesto William B. Greene
Marriage 29 Dec 1892 to Bayliss S. Bassett
Death[1] 30 Sep 1919 West Union, Steuben, New York, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 The Sabbath Recorder
    87:13:480, October 13, 1919.

    Mary Redding Green Bassett, daughter of Jeremiah Redding and Anna Case Redding, was born in Hunterdon County, N. J., June 7, 1834, and died in West Union, N. Y., September 30, 1919.
    Most of her long life has been spent in the town of Independence, and much of it in this neighborhood. In 1853, she was married to William B. Green and to them were born two sons who are now living, Delwin M. of Andover, and Floyd L., of West Union. In 1883, her husband died and about ten years later she was married to Baylis S. Bassett and for about ten years made her home in Alfred. After the death of Mr. Bassett she was the home-maker for her step-grandsons in Whitesville, until failing health made it necessary for her to make her home with her son, Floyd, in West Union.
    More than half a century ago she united with the Independence Seventh Day Baptist Church, of which she has ever since remained a loyal and consistent member. She has given of her time and means as she has been able for these many years. Things that needed to be done found in her a ready and willing helper. She has borne patiently, and with Christian grace her share of life's sorrows and sufferings, and now the weary hands are at rest.
    Only those who have known her intimately know of the steadfast loyalty to conviction and the unselfish service she has rendered to others during these years. Only a few days ago it was the privilege of her pastor to hear her express her interest in the church, and her joy in reading the Sabbath Recorder, with the recent account of the General Conference, and her wish that she could have been present.
    "Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life."
    Farewell services were held in the Independence church, October 8, 1919, conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. L. Greene. Interment was at Independence. W. L. G.