Willis Dessie Masterson

Male4 June 1890–24 May 1954

Brief Life History of Willis Dessie

When Willis Dessie Masterson was born on 4 June 1890, in Indian Territory, United States, his father, Sylvester Preston Masterson, was 47 and his mother, Nancy Jane Stephens, was 32. He married Lillie Mae Higgins on 5 January 1908, in Sequoyah, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Police Jury Ward 2, Tensas, Louisiana, United States in 1930 and Vann Township, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 24 May 1954, in Akins, Sequoyah, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Akins, Sequoyah, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willis Dessie Masterson
Lillie Mae Higgins
Marriage: 5 January 1908
Resa Louise Masterson
Vera Fay Masterson
Venia Masterson
Josephine Opal Masterson
Cassie Modean Masterson
James Douglas Masterson
Cleatus Leroy Masterson
Loweta Jane Masterson
Wilma Frances Masterson

Sources (21)

  • W B Masterson en la familia de Nancy Masterson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Willis Dessie Masterson, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"
  • Willis Dessie Masterson, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1908Sequoyah, Oklahoma, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 6

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 8

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.


    Age 17

    Oklahoma is the 46th state.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English maister ‘master’ + -son. Compare Master .

    Irish: in Ireland, this is usually the English name in 1 above. However, it was also adopted for Irish Mac an Mháighistir ‘son of the master’, also Anglicized as McMaster .

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

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