John Calvin Mast

20 August 1860–4 April 1945 (Age 84)
Laurel Creek Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States

The Life 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 Callie 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
Martha Evelyn Trivette
Marriage: 1883
Nettie Belle Mast
Mary Ellen Mast
Ida Elizabeth Mast
Emma Mae Mast
Birdie Ann Mast
Charlie William Mast

Spouse and Children

Oregon, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 2

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Age 3

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

Age 26

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: nickname for a tall, lanky man, from Middle Dutch mast ‘(ship's) mast’.2 Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, from Middle Dutch mast ‘mast’, ‘swine fodder’ (the same word as the English word for beechnuts).3 Dutch (van de(r) Mast): topographic name for someone from a place rich in animal fodder, for example acorns.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John C Mast in household of Eli J Mast, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Mast, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John C Mart, "United States Census, 1920"

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