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