John Calvin Mast

Brief Life History of John Calvin

When John Calvin Mast was born on 20 August 1860, in Laurel Creek Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States, his father, Eli J Mast, was 46 and his mother, Celia Dugger, was 35. He married Martha Evelyn Trivette in 1883, in Oregon, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He died on 4 April 1945, in Laurel Creek Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mast Cemetery, Rominger, Watauga, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Calvin Mast
1860–1945
Martha Evelyn Trivette
1864–1933
Marriage: 1883
Nettie Belle Mast
1885–1957
Mary Ellen Mast
1888–1925
Ida Elizabeth Mast
1891–1973
Emma Mae Mast
1896–1952
Birdie Ann Mast
1899–1940
Charles William Mast
1901–1988

Sources (34)

  • John C Mast in household of Eli J Mast, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Calvin Mast, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"
  • John Mast in entry for Ida Mast Harmon, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

World Events (8)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1869

Oldest grave seen in the memorials list.

1886

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: nickname from Middle High German mast ‘fat, stout’. Compare Maust .

Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, from Middle Dutch mast ‘mast, swine fodder’.

Dutch (Van der Mast and Van de Mast): topographic name for someone from a place rich in animal fodder, for example acorns (see 2 above).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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