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Harry Ross Masterson

Harry Ross Masterson
b. 1885, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, to Ellis H. and Alice (Stout) Masterson
d. 1952, Pasadena, Texas

m/1. 1904, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
Julia Mabel Kauffman
b. 31 July 1885, Antwerp, Ohio, to William H. and Caroline E. (Straley) Kauffman
d. 14 June 1914, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana

m/2. about 1915
Pauline Mary Ehrmann
b. 24 August 1878, Germany

Children with Julia Mabel Kauffman:
• Ethel Mae (1905-1972) married [–?–] LeVack
• Rachel L. (1910-2004) married [–?–] Walker
• Lois V. (1918-1918)

Harry left Indiana for Houston, Texas, in 1943 to be near his daughters and grandchildren. He moved again, several years later, to Pasadena, Texas, where he eventually died at age 67. He is buried in Fort Wayne’s Lindenwood Cemetery.

Harry was a photographer and owned Masterson’s Studio in Fort Wayne before moving to Texas. In both Houston and Pasadena, he established Masterson’s Studio while he lived there. He won a number of photography accolades while in Indiana.

He belonged to Lion’s Club, Home Lodge F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, Plymouth Church, and the Daguerre Club in Fort Wayne.

Submitted by:
Joan L. Kennedy
Bastrop TX
E-mail: jckenn@sbcglobal.net