Posted By: Tina Keister
Date: 1/20/2006 at 17:24:56
Brothers Mason, dealers in general merchandise, Boone, as prominent, influential and thorough business men, the subjects of this brief biography are worthy of an honorable mention, the firm is composed of C S and C T T Mason, who were born in New Hampshire, the former Oct 28, 1843, and the latter in 1846, they were both reared with a merchantile expericence, and it may well be said were bred men of business, in 1868 they came to Iowa, and established themselves in business in Moingona, and in 1873 came to this city, and have built up a large and constanly increasing trade, the firm has manifested commendable public spirit in the growth and prosperity of the town, and have taken an active part in every public improvement, and contributed liberally to every enterprise, with prudent foresight they have secured two of the choicest business corners in the town, and to accommodate their large increasing trade are at the present time erecting one of the most convenient, commodious and substantial, as well as ornamental business buildings in central Iowa, a marked feature of their business, when they occupy their new building, will be their attention to the jobbing trade, they are marked as men of broad views, firm adherence to avowed principles, quick perception and sound judgment, which, combined with excellent business tact, has given them an influence and success well worthy of emulation: C S Mason was married in 1872, to Mrs Arnnetta C Noyes (whose maiden name was Curry) she was a native of New Hampshire, by this union they have three children: Howard C, Fannie B and Kate S, lost one son: Arthur L, Mrs Mason has one son by a former marriage: Harry L Noyes
From the 1880 Boone County History Book
Boone Biographies maintained by Jan Bony.
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