Title: Ice Cream Maker
Birthdate: January 7, 1828
Death Date: 1906
Plot Location: Section 204, Lot 5

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Lewis Dubois Bassett, a Quaker school teacher and farmer, began making Bassett’s ice cream in 1861. In 1885, he moved the operations from his New Jersey backyard to a storefront at 5th and Market Streets in Philadelphia. In 1892, Lewis moved the store to the new Reading Terminal Market where the still family-owned company maintains a store to this day.

Bassett’s is a 5th generation family business and is America’s oldest ice cream brand. Lewis and other family members are buried here in Section 204, Lot 5.

Bassett headstone

Visit the Bassett Family History website.

Japanese maple tree in front of a monument at Mount Moriah Cemetery

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