Frank Sydney Base1

#13641, b. 13 April 1888, d. 1965

Individual's Timeline

Birth13 April 1888Frank Sydney Base
Birth RegJune 1888Frank Sydney Base1,2
Christening14 September 1888Frank Sydney Base3
Marriage13 January 1912Frank Sydney Base4
Death1965Frank Sydney Base1

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Frank was a labourer when he went to Canada.
  • Note - single: As at 1910 Frank Sydney Base had never been married.
  • Journey: He traveled to in St John's, New Brunswick, Canada, arriving 13 January 1910 on the ship 'Hesperian.'

Census details

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: Joseph Sidney had Joseph and Julia for parents, so this is NOT an alternative name for Frank. The 1965 death in Canada is NOT Joseph as J. S. BASE, the painter from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, was born in 1890 in Norwich and died in 1942..5

Family of Frank Sydney Base and Hilda Badman


  1. Valerie Grey-Wilson, Base.
  2. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online
  3. Free parish registers, online, County     Norfolk
    Place     Lakenham
    Church     St Mark
    DateOfBirth     13 Apr 1888
    BaptismDate     14 Sep 1888
    Forename     Frank Sidney
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     Sidney Samuel
    MotherForename     Alice Letitia Annie
    FatherSurname     BASE
    Abode     Hall Rd
    FatherOccupation     Clerk
  4. International Genealogical Index (IGI),
    Frank Sidney Base, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932"
    Name:      Frank Sidney Base
    Event Type:      Marriage
    Event Date:      13 Jan 1912
    Event Place:      Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Age:      23
    Birth Year (Estimated):      1889
    Birthplace:      , England
    Marital Status:      Bachelor
    Residence Place:      
    Father's Name:      Sidney S Base
    Mother's Name:      Letitia A Bayly
    Spouse's Name:      Hilda Badman
    Spouse's Age:      19
    Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated):      1893
    Spouse's Birthplace:      , England
    Spouse's Marital Status:      Spinster
    Spouse's Residence Place:      
    Spouse's Father's Name:      Alfred Badman
    Spouse's Mother's Name:      Ellen Perry
    GS Film number:      1983704
    Digital Folder Number:      004401575
    Image Number:      00624
    Affiliate Film Number:      B11376
    Reference ID:      12-09-067778
    Certificate Type:      License.
  5. Misc web sites, online see Citation Detail, J.S. Base was born in 1890 in Norwich, England. After coming to Canada sometime before the 1920s, he studied theology at McGill University in Montreal and took up journalism. At the same time, he was interested in the Canadian art scene and particularly the Group of Seven. Base became a reporter for the Canadian Press and in this capacity, worked across the country. He became a columnist for the Prince Albert Daily Herald in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, in 1933. Base also worked as a municipal office employee in Prince Albert.

    Base sketched and painted (in watercolour and oils) throughout this time, especially as he became more acquainted with Prince Albert and the Emma Lake area. His subjects frequently included Emma Lake scenery and the landscapes around Prince Albert. Base was a member of the Prince Albert Art Association and met with local artists including Wynona Mulcaster there.

    Base's works are part of collections including that of the Mann Art Gallery (Prince Albert).

    J.S. Base died in 1942 in Prince Albert.