Who are the parents of Bernice B. Bass 8-10-1925 female Louisiana ?

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Bernice is my grandmother  I want to find her parents. She was born in Louisiana 1925 and died 1998 in California . She never would talk about her past. But she said she was an only child. My uncle believes her father is buried in yolo county, California .I have found documents with the last name of Evett and Hodges . She died a Puisis. She was only married for five months to the man but she used his name for the next 20+ years until she passed.
in Genealogy Help by Richelle Goins G2G Crew (510 points)

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Name: Bernice Bass
Age: 16
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1924
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Louisiana
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Home in 1940: Red River, Louisiana
Map of Home in 1940: View map
Inferred Residence in 1935: Rural, Natchitoches, Louisiana
Residence in 1935: Rural, Natchitoches, Louisiana
Resident on farm in 1935: Yes
Sheet Number: 2B
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 5th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Sam Bass 39
Berta Bass 34
Willie Arnold Bass 18
Bernice Bass 16
Hollis Bass 14
Albert Bass 11
Juanita Bass 8
Barbara Bass 6
John David Bass 2


by Betty Fox G2G6 Pilot (158k points)
Name: Bernice Bass
Gender: Female
Residence State: California
Spouse: Arron D Broughton
Spouse Residence State: California
Marriage Date: 17 Feb 1968
Marriage City: Minden
Officiant Type: Religious celebrant
Recorded Date: 5 Mar 1968
Recorded County: Douglas


Name: Eddie L Hoyt
Age: 28
Est. Birth: abt 1938
Spouse Name: Bernice Bass
Spouse Age: 28
Est. Spouse Birth: abt 1938
Date: 13 Mar 1966
Location: Los Angeles City


Name: Simmie D Warren
Gender: Male
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1922
Age: 31
Marriage Date: 8 Aug 1953
Marriage Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Spouse: Bernice Bass
Spouse Age: 30



Name: Bernice A Bass
Spouse Name: Aaron D Broughton
Location: Los Angeles City
Date: Sep 1969


I am not sure but my uncle said she did kind of use men. Well since 1982 I was around my grandma and she never had a man. My uncle said he remembers living in Stockton , CA. Until he was ten (1967). My grandma was dating a man named Tony Pastoria. And he left his wife for my grandma. And even thou my moms last name is Swader she was always under the impression that a man named Something Estas was her father .my mom and uncle neither one knew their fathers. I hope this sheds some light on why I am having such a hard time. The only other things I know about my grandman are she was a welder during WW2 when women helped do men jobs,and she picked Cotten in SloughHouse, CA. She never worked that I ever knew of. Thanks again for all your help.  Please feel free to ask me anything that might help.          Richelle
I guess the question was kind of blunt, my apologies. So what we've got is a person who had several last names but whose maiden name was Bass and might be listed under Hodges. There are no easy questions on this site are there? :)


In this census they are listed as Negor but in earlier censuses the Head of the house is listed as White.



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Name: Louis Sims
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1872
Birthplace: Louisiana
Race: Negro (Black)
Home in 1930: Police Jury Ward 4, Caddo, Louisiana
Map of Home: View map
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Mahaley Sims
Father's Birthplace: Louisiana
Mother's Birthplace: Louisiana


Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace:
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Louis Sims 58
Mahaley Sims 56
Olivia Bass 30
Myrtle Sims 25
Bernice Bass 8
Henry Bass 5

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Yes  this is hard, but I really enjoy the search. I always wanted to be a detective  I I'd some searching and found out all the marriages for Eddie, Arron, Simmie, Elrader. Are not my grandma because of the birth year on most. I found it on the divorce records. Now as far as my uncle and I know my grandma was mostly in Stockton , CA. And Sacramento, CA.  But I did find the record with Alvis Swader for Annulment in Humboldt County, CA 1955 newspaper artical. Which is kind of unny because that's where I live now. And places in Butte county where Alvis lived is where I moved to from Sacramento before here. I find it kind of ironic that I have always wanted to find out about my grandma because she was like my mother to me I feel that is where my roots come from. And I have lived most of the places that I find out  she's been. Thanks this is awesome to be able to go over this with someone else.    Richelle
No need to appoliges I was not offended. I really appreciate the help. Have a great day I will check back in this evening when I get home from work.
The difficult part (one of the difficult parts anyway) of genealogy is that women change their birthdates to fit their mood at the time. Some women do anyway. It makes marriage and birth records hard to verify.


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