While I don't have his obituary, I do have a bunch of material on his siblings and also the following article in my records.
I have more on the family including living family members in Oregon if you want to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Iowa Recorder, Greene, Iowa, February 21, 1917
Sharpsburg – Clifford Bassett, small son of Brainard Bassett, had his thumb torn off, but fearing a scolding did not tell his parents until the injury was discovered by a brother. His frozen mitten caught on a steel shaft.