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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

James D Nicholson

James D Nicholson
b. 21 May 1837 at Parish of Bower, Caithnesshire, Scotland to John Nicholson and Catherine Bain
d. 19 Oct 1908 OK
bur. Seceder Cemetery (also called Portland Mills), Parke Co., IN

James Nicholson gravestone

James Nicholson gravestone

m. 25 Dec 1866 Buffalo, MO ?
Susanna Rexrode 
b. 13 Apr 1868 in Virginia to Henry Edmund Rexrode and Maria/Mary Burkholder
d. 16 Dec 1887 at Parke Co., IN
bur. Seceder Cemetery, Parke Co., IN

Children with Susanna Rexrode:

  • Mary (Molly) Belle Nicholson (13 Apr 1868-) m. George T. Johnson 7 Apr 1892
  • Charles T. Nicholson (19 Feb 1870-) m1. Nora Ratcliff m2. Bessie Minaul 16 Feb 1903
  • Ora Alice Nicholson (22 Mar 1874-5 Oct 1875)
  • William M. Nicholson (17 Jun 1876-) m. Bessie Riner 24 Nov 1897
  • John H. Nicholson (23 Aug 1878- ) m1. Cecil Mount 17 Jun 1903 m2. Artie B. Day 14 Oct 1912
  • Carmie Ethel Nicholson (27 Jun 1881-1 Mar 1961) m. William Clarence Wysong 16 Aug 1902
  • Katy Pearl Nicholson (27 Jan 1884-) m. Olan Lecker Williams Jun 1912

James D. Nicholson emigrated from Scotland in 1840. He arrived in Indiana in about 1842. With the exception of two periods in his life – between 1866 and 1882 and between 1907 until his death in 1908 – he spent all of his life in Parke County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Roberta Wysong
Bloomington, IN
E-mail: rlwysong@aol.com

Carmie Ethel Nicholson and William C Wysong

Carmie Ethel Nicholson
b. 27 Jun 1881 at Moline, Kansas to James D. Nicholson and Susannah Rexrode
d. 1 Mar 1961 at Clinton Twp., Putnam Co., IN
bur. Seceder Cemetery (also called Portland Mills), Greene Twp., Parke Co., IN

William Wysong and Carmie Nicholson gravestone

William Wysong and Carmie Nicholson gravestone

m1. 16 Aug 1902 Albuquerque, NM
William C. Wysong 
b. 12 Jan 1881 Missouri, to William Henry Wysong and Harriet Perkins
d. 30 Jun 1906 Greene Twp., Parke Co., IN
bur. Seceder Cemetery (also called Portland Mills), Greene Twp., Parke Co., IN

m2. Sept 1921
James A. Tabor 
b. 29 Sept 1870
d. 3 Feb 1954

Children of Carmie Ethel Nicholson and William C. Wysong:

  • Harold James Wysong (23 Nov 1903-28 Dec 1981) m. France Evelyn Akers
  • Delia Pearl Wysong (29 Jul 1905-14 Jan 1998) m. Frederick W. Oberst
  • Marjorie Alice Wysong (23 Aug 1906-24 Sept 1997) m. Robert Lloyd Neelley

Carmie Nicholson lived in Indiana most of her life. Although born in Kansas, her family returned to Indiana in 1882. She went to Albuquerque, NM in 1902 with her brother, who had lost his wife to tuberculosis. William Clarence Wysong followed her there and they married in Albuquerque. They remained there until 1903 and returned to Indiana in 1905. After William died, Carmie and their children lived in Oklahoma for the years 1907-1922. She married James Tabor in 1921 and soon after returned to Indiana, where she remained for the rest of her life.

William Clarence Wysong lived in Indiana for most of his life. He was born in Missouri but his parents moved back to Indiana when he was about 2 years old. He married in Albuquerque, NM while living there from 1902-1903 and was again in New Mexico between 1905 and 1906. William died from typhoid fever and pneumonia on 30 June 1906 in Parke Co., Indiana.

Submitted by:
Roberta Wysong
Bloomington, IN
E-mail: rlwysong@aol.com