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Mason, Hugh (1846-1933)


Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 3/9/2011 at 21:23:25

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel


Hugh Mason, Civil war veteran and early settler in Plymouth county, died at his home in Kingsley last week. He had been ill the past year suffering from diabetes. He was one
of the three surviving members of Bell Post, G. A. R., in Kingsley. Mr. Mason is survived by his wife and two daughters, Pearl Mason, of Kingsley, and Susan Mason; three sons, Hugh Mason, of Jackson , Minn.; W. H . Mason, of Kingsley and John Mason, of Mitchell. S. D. Funeral services were in the Methodist church of Kingsley . Burial was in the Kingsley cemetery, Rev. J. Hutchinson , of Storm Lake, and Rev. J . B. Walker, of Kingsley officiated.

Hugh Mason was born in Radnorshire, Wales, August 17, 1846. His parents died when he was a small child and he was adopted by an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Layton whith whom he made his home until he entered the army. He came with them to the United States. They located near Albany, Wisconsin and later moved to a farm near Evansville, Rock county. Hug Mason followed the avocation of farmer in Wisconsin and was married to Susan Trow, of Green county , Wisconsin, June 14, 1872.

Hugh Mason came to Plymouth county from Wisconsin in pioneer style, driving horses overland to Elkhorn township, trading his horses for cattle upon reaching here, preferring oxen to do his spring plowing. He lived here two and a half years and then went back to Wisconsin to claim his bride with whom he returned to the Iowa homestead.

He lived on this farm for many years engaging successfully in general farming and then moved to Kingsley where he followed carpentering and did a great deal of cement work. He acquired three quarters of a section of land in Elkhorn township and acreage property in Kingsley and also land in South Dakota. While living in Elkhorn township he was active in public and community affairs.

Her served on the township board of trustees trustee and in other capacities and
was also a member of the school board. He was a member of the Methodist church of which he was a trustee and was superintendent of the Sunday schools in past years.

Mr. Mason was a member of the Odd Fellows.

During the Civil war he served in the First Wisconsin heavy artillery.

Mr. Mason was widely known and highly respected in the community where he lived a long, upright and honorable life.

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