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James Andrew Mason

MASON, ELWELL, LACOX, BARKER, MISNER, NORCUTT, STRAIN, GILE

Posted By: Marlene Skalberg (email)
Date: 10/16/2017 at 16:26:19

Friends were grieved to learn of the death of J. A. Mason at his home in Nodaway, Monday, September 18, 1922. His death was due to a stroke of paralysis, which he suffered a few days before his passing. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church in Nodaway Wednesday afternoon, September 20th, conducted by J. A. Branson and interment was made in the Nodaway Cemetery.
Mrs. Mason was born in Pennsylvania, May 1842, being 80 years of age at the time of his demise. He was married to Miss Elwell July 2, 1868 in Dubuque County, Iowa. To Mr. and Mrs. Mason eleven children were born. They are Earl of Kalispell, Montana, Paul of Fife, Montana, Dave and Allen residing at Denton, Montana, Mrs. A. E. Lacox, Nodaway, Mrs. Wm Barker of Corning vicinity, Mrs. C. W. Misner of Hurley, South Dakota, Joseph C. Mason, Mrs. Marshall Norcutt, Mrs. Robert A. Strain, Mrs. Clarence M. Gile, of Nodaway.
Mr. Mason came from Dubuque County, Iowa to northwest of Nodaway in 1871, where he made his home for 35 years. Fifteen years ago he went to Montana and spent five years on a homestead, returning to Nodaway where he remained until his death. Mr. Mason was a member of the M.E. Church and a good friend and neighbor. He will be missed by many friends.
Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were, Mrs. C. W. Misner of Hurley, South Dakota and Paul Mason of Fife, Montana.
Adams County Free Press, September 27, 1922, page 3

James Mason, who for many years has been a resident of Nodaway and vicinity, passed to the great beyond on Monday, September 18. Mr. Mason has a great many friends and they are greatly grieved to learn of the dear friend's departure.
James Andrew Mason was born May 7, 1842 in Vennago County, Pennsylvania, died at his home in Nodaway, Iowa, September 18, 1922, aged 80 years, 4 months, and 11 days. When a young man he came to Dubuque, Iowa where at the age of twenty-six he was married to Mary Elwell. To this union were born twelve children, one dying in infancy. He came to Adams County in 1871 and moved on a farm. About five years later he moved to another farm 3 miles north of Nodaway where he lived for 23 years. He moved to Nodaway in 1909, here to spend his remaining days.
Mr. Mason was an industrious, hard working farmer. His farm north of town was wild land when he secured it. He was converted in 1894 and in 1915 he renewed his vows and united with the Nodaway M.E. Church of which he was a member at the time of his death. He was a kind father, a faithful husband and a good neighborn.
He leaves to mourn his loss, five sons and six daughters, namely, Mrs. M. F. Norcutt, Mrs. Robert Strain, Mrs. Maple Lacox, Mrs. Clarence Gile, Joe C. of Nodaway, Mrs. Wm. Barker of Corning, Mrs. Faith Misner of Hurley, South Dakota, and Paul, Allen, Earl, and Dave of Montana. Also thirty grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and frineds.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon September 29, Rev. Branson presiding. Interment was made in the Nodaway Cemetery.
Adams County Free Press, September 23, 1922, page 3


 

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