Myrtle Bassett was born on the 2 June 1907 in her grandparents house in Simpsons Rd, Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia 
Myrtle married Lincoln James Todman on 21 September 1929 in the Balaclava Methodist Church, Balaclava, Victoria, Australia 
Myrtle married three times during her lifetime:-
1. Lincoln James Todman on 21 Sep 1929 in Balaclava, Victoria, Australia.
2. Stuart Rochford Taylor on 26 June 1943 in Terang, Victoria, Australia.
3. Ivan Rupert Lance Sharp on 2 April 1960 in Balaclava, Victoria, Australia.
Myrtle died on the 13 June 2008 in Argyle Court Hostel, Chelsea Heights, Victoria, Australia and she was cremated on the 19 June 2008 in Springvale, Victoria, Australia.
Ambiguities around Myrtle's birth name:
Myrtle had multiple possible surnames, growing up, she used the surname Bassett. William Bassett who she identified as her father, was listed as such when she was enrolled in Eaglehawk Primary School in 1913 at the age of six.
When she married her first husband she gave her name as “Myrtle May Crump Bassett, a Spinster”. Crump was her mother’s maiden name. This was the first clue that maybe her birth name was not Bassett as her descendant had all been led to believe.
On Myrtle’s birth certificate the mother’s name was listed as “Lilian Manderson formerly Crump”. A search of the Victorian Birth Deaths & marriages (BDM) reveals that Lilian Crump had a baby named Myrtle May, who is registered twice under the surname of Crump & Manderson (note the year and registration number are identical for both names indicating that this is the same person).
It wasn’t until 1967 that things came to a head when Myrtle applied for a passport to travel overseas. The process required that she apply for her full birth certificate.
Later Myrtle would say that she had no doubt that William Bassett was her father as the family resemblance was strong.
William Bassett & Lillian Crump became a couple, possibly around 1905 however they never married. When Myrtle their second eldest was two years of age (in 1907) the family left Eaglehawk and relocated to Tasmania. William found employment in the mines and their only son, William, was born. They returned to Eaglehawk by 1912 for the birth of their fourth child Gladys Irene. When they moved back to Eaglehawk it was thought the couple had married in Tasmania.
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