Jacob Harvey Mason

Jacob Harvey Mason
b. 6 July 1856, Ervin Township, Howard County, Indiana, to Simon Peter and Elizabeth (White) Mason
d. 7 March 1903, southeastern Woods County, Oklahoma Territory (now Major County)

m. 14 December 1876, Howard County, Indiana
Madora Alice Early
b. 8 February 1876, Howard County, Indiana, to William and Catharine (Burchfield) Early
d. 15 February 1933, Meno, Major County, Oklahoma

Children with Madora Alice Early:
• Lova Ellen (1877-1942) married John Lee Lozier
• Mertie Catherine (1878-1972) married James Munkres
• Emma Elizabeth (1880-1948) married Thomas Melvin Freed
• Etta May (1882-1981) married George Benton Gander
• Anna Lulu (1884-1972) married Rhode Francis Montgomery
• Alma Arretta (1886-1909) married Clarence Curtis Burchfield
• Lester Edward (1888-1966) married Susie Ellen Wysong
• Lennie Virgil (1892-1949) married William D. Fyffe
• Bertha Olive (1895-1963) marred George William Nelson
• Clifford Clyde (1897-1982) married Ethel Lorena Morton
• Lonzo Russell (1900-1900)
• Harley Alfred (1902-1993) married Ardell Jane Wysong

Jacob was a true pioneer in Oklahoma Territory as he was the first person to farm the 160 acres of land on which he settled. In the small house in which they lived, the first term of school was taught, and they also boarded the teacher. The same room was donated to church services on Saturday and Sunday for three denominations–Methodists, Dunkers, and Adventists.

Submitted by:
James M. Freed
Delaware OH
E-mail: jmfreed@midohio.net

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