I was lucky that Elizabeth's brother lived with or near the family. He made it easy to get the maiden name. The Murrells seem like they were a family of barbers; Elizabeth and Charles' father was also a barber. James lived with the Murrells family in Pennsylvania. Charles came along with James, Elizabeth and Gertrude to Ohio in time to be counted in the 1900 Stark County, Ohio Census.
I found several articles in the Canton Repository about their social lives; everything from duck hunting, tea parties and the comings and goings of in-laws.
Oil City or Blizzard, Pennsylvania
Public Auction: Saturday March 17, 1956 at 10 a.m. at 222 Bissell Avenue, Oil City, Pa. Complete liquidation of personal property in the estates of Devoe Bassett and Gertrude Bassett, consisting all household goods and furniture, including many fine antiques such as marble top tables, stands, clocks, cut glass, china, love seat, side chairs, platform rockers etc. Ray Schrures, Auctioneer
"Gertrude was admitted to hospital 1956 January 3 p 2 Her obit is 1956 January 13 page 1 in the Blizzard. The funeral report was in the Derrick"
Mrs. Gertrude Goins Bassett 75, 222 Bissell Avenue died at 8:40 a.m. following two weeks of illness. She was born May 19, 1880 in Massillon, Ohio, a daughter Mrs Elizabeth Goins who survives in Oil City and late James Goins.
Mrs. Bassett was educated in the Massillon public schools and followed the seamstress trade until her marriage in 1916 to Devoe Bassett who died November 30, 1943. He was a local mail carrier here for a number of years. She had lived in Oil City since that time.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews, two Aunts Mrs. Laura M. Jackson and Mrs Anna N. Crane both of Chicago, Ill in addition to her mother. The body is in the Crawford funeral home.
Mrs. Gertrude Bassett-- Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Goins Bassett who died Friday were conducted 11 a.m. yesterday in the Crawford Funeral Home.
Rev. C. F. Bryant pastor of the Brown A.M.E. Chapel officiated. During the service he read "The 90 Psalm" and hymns. "Father I stretch My Hands to Thee" and "I surrender at the Cross."
Interment was in Grove Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Arthur E. Bird, Walter W. Kleek, Edward J. Failer, John K. Roess, William Stack and H. W. Bullock.
12 Nov, 1904 The Cleveland Gazette: Massillon-Miss Gertrude has returned, after an absence of three months
24 August, 1901 The Cleveland Gazette: Massillon, Miss Gertrude Goins and parents of Massillon are guest of . Wm. Scott.
01 Jan, 1903 The Cleveland Gazette: Massillon, Miss Gertie Goins, of Massillon, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Scott 613 Central avenue
6 Dec, 1903 The Cleveland Gazette: Massillon--Mr. and Mrs. J. Goins, Miss G. Goins and Miss Cora Emery attended the dance at Akron, Monday
Aug 24, 1904 The Cleveland Gazette: Massillon, O.--Mrs. Wm Tibbs entertained Mrs. Wm. Scott and daughter, Cora, of Cleveland, Mrs. James and daughter Gertrude at tea --Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Allen and Mrs. Jas. Goins were in Alliance Sunday.
12 Nov, 1904 The Gazette: Massillon-- Mrs. Hawkins of Akron, who has been visiting Miss Gertrude Goins, returned home Saturday.
30 Sept, 1905 The Cleveland Gazette: Massillon--Messers Goins and Banks were in Canton, Sunday