JEFFERSON COUNTY IL
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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