MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 220
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, Sept. 8, 2007
DEATH OF HON. GEORGE MEASON
Judge George Meason died at his home in this city this morning at 11:05 o’clock. His feeble health has been of so long a duration, and his recent illness of so serious nature, that the community have been prepared for the announcement of his death.
George Meason was born in Lafayette county, Penn., in 1806. Growing up to manhood in the place of his birth he early attained to great personal popularity and was elected to the most important trusts of his county, serving his fellow citizens, as Treasurer, Sheriff, Commissioner and Associate Judge. In 1852 he removed to Iowa and was elected County Judge of Muscatine county in 1855, and subsequently filled the office of Assessor of Internal Revenue for this district, and Mayor of this city for eight consecutive years, and Justice of the Peace of this township. Sometime after the war he removed to Ft. Scott, Kansas, where he had valuable landed interests, but after an absence of a few years, returned to Muscatine, which has since been his residence. About five years ago he celebrated his golden wedding in our midst, on which occasion the JOURNAL related the romantic circumstance of his marriage with Miss Mary Ewing of Fayette county, Penn., and also published the warm congratulatory letter sent to the bride and groom of fifty years from their friend, Hon. Jerry Black.
The deceased leaves his faithful life companion and one son and five daughters to mourn his loss. The surviving children are Mr. Ewing Meason, of Fort Fred Steele Wyoming, and Mrs. Anna Whicher, Mrs. Jospehine Beach, Mrs. Ella Coe, Mrs. Louisa Bridgman and Mrs. Eliza Broomhall, all of this city. Mrs. Kate Blackman, also well known and greatly beloved in this community, died a few years ago in this city.
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