Ann Bassett (May 12, 1878 - May 8, 1956), also known as Queen Ann Bassett. ~ She was a prominent female rancher of the Old West who was an associate of outlaws, particularly Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch. Her and Butch Cassidy began dating when she was 15.
Josie Bassett (January 17, 1874 – 1964) was a female rancher. She and her sister "Queen" Ann Bassett are known for their love affairs and associations with well-known outlaws, particularly Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch. In 1963, she fell when a horse knocked her down, breaking her hip. She died a few months later at the age of 90. She was the last remaining associate of the Wild Bunch gang, and the last direct source of information about its members, their personalities, traits and demeanors.
It is said, Ann Basset, left, and Etta Place, right, are the same person. Many studies have shown far to many coincidences for them to be two, unrelated women. Born in 1878 in Texas, Etta was one of Porter's ladies in her sporting house. She later had a romance with the Sundance Kid.
Ann Bassett and her older sister, Josie, was a girlfriend of Butch Cassidy, but carved out a niche for stealing cattle in northwest Colorado and Utah.
Butch Cassidy was a man who robbed, and he did it well. He and his now infamous gang, the “Wild Bunch,” pulled off dozens of robberies along the budding railways, nabbing thousands of dollars. Butch, or as his mother knew him, Robert LeRoy Parker, made a smart move when he and his gang realized that the cops were gaining on them, he and his buddy, the Sundance Kid, fled to South America. It is most widely accepted that they both died in a shootout in Bolivia, just a couple of years later.