Palmer Stanton Mason

1831–24 February 1911 (Age 80)
Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States

The Life of Palmer Stanton

When Palmer Stanton Mason was born in 1831, in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States, his father, Julius 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 4 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

Spouse and Children

31 May 1866
Tehama, California, United States


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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.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 17

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
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

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a stonemason, Middle English, Old French mas(s)on. Compare Machen . Stonemasonry was a hugely important craft in the Middle Ages.2 Italian (Veneto): from a short form of Masone .3 French: from a regional variant of maison ‘house’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Palmer Mason in household of Julius Mason, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas S Mason, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Parmee Mason, "United States Census, 1870"

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