Palmer Stanton Mason

Male1831–24 February 1911

Brief Life History of Palmer Stanton

When Palmer Stanton Mason was born in 1831, in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States, his father, Julius Herman Mason, was 33 and his mother, Mary Palmer Stanton, was 33. He married Nancy Abigail Harbin on 31 May 1866, in Tehama, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Orland Township, Colusa, California, United States in 1880 and Judicial Township 2, Glenn, California, United States in 1910. He died on 24 February 1911, in Orland, Glenn, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Orland, Glenn, California, United States.

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Palmer Stanton Mason
Nancy Abigail Harbin
Marriage: 31 May 1866
Comadore Perry Mason
Mary S. Mason
Charles H Mason
Adaline Mason
Ethel Ambrosia Mason
Caroline Mason
Alma M Demaria

Sources (19)

  • Palmer Stanton Mason, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Palmer Mason in household of Julius Mason, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Palmer S. Mason, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 May 1866Tehama, California, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 1

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


    Age 5

    The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin - Sept 3, 1836 Treaty Treaty of the Cedars was concluded on the Fox River on September 3, 1836. The Menominee Nation ceded nearly 4 million acres of land for the following items every year for twenty years: $3,000 worth of food provisions, 2,000 lbs. of tobacco, 30 barrels of salt, agricultural supplies, and $500 per year. (Wisconsin Historical Society)

    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

    Age 23

    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English masoun ‘mason, stone worker, builder in stone’ (Old Central French maçon, masson). A Middle English form machun (derived from Old French machun) gives rise to Machin and its variants. See also Mayson . Stonemasonry was a hugely important craft in the Middle Ages.

    Italian (Veneto): variant of Masone .

    Altered form of French Masson .

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

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