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John Yancy Mason

John Yancy MASON, a resident of Mt. Vernon for three-quarters of 
a century, died yesterday (19 Aug 1937)* at Anna. His age was 
82 years, 10 months, and nine days. 

Born in Alabama, he moved to Jefferson county while a young boy. 
He was the son of Mr., and Mrs. Charles MASON. Mr. MASON was well 
known in the south part of the county and in Mt.Vernon in the active 
years of his life. He had been a great reader and a great student of 
social and political questions, and held pronounced views on leading 
issues of the day in which he lived. He wore a long beard and was of 
patriarchal appearance, and was a man of strong likes and dislikes 
with a very active mind. Much of his life was spent on a farm. 

Funeral services will be held at Myers Chapel at 10 o'clock Saturday 
morning and burial will be had in Mason cemetery. The body will remain 
in Myers Chapel until the funeral hour. 

Mr. Mason is survived by three sons, Oscar, of Plainview, Neb.; Albert 
of Norfolk, Neb.; and Walter**, of Sonora, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. 
Inez MCMEEN, Mrs. Ruth CARROLLl and Zelda MASON of Sonora, Calif., and 
Mrs. Florence JACKSON of Florida; and one sister, Mrs. Affie DARE, of Anna. 

*Date added by submitter. 
**Name should be Walker. 

SOURCE: Mt. Vernon Register news 
Submitted by: Dean Hildreth

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