Atha Hillas Mason

Brief Life History of Atha Hillas

When Atha Hillas Mason was born on 26 February 1903, in Brownwood, Brown, Texas, United States, her father, William Hillas Mason, was 27 and her mother, Lou Hamma Jones, was 23. She married Jesse Leroy Byrd on 8 May 1921. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 8, Brown, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Cross Cut, Brown, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 16 September 1979, in Brownwood, Brown, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Cross Cut Cemetery, Cross Cut, Brown, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Leroy Byrd
Atha Hillas Mason
Marriage: 8 May 1921
Gladys Oneta Byrd
Leon Dwight Byrd
Norma Jean Byrd
Ellowayne Byrd
Glenda Dolores Byrd

Sources (25)

  • Atchie Mason in household of Silvester F Janes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Atha Hillas Mason - birth: 26 February 1903; Brownwood, Brown, Texas, United States
  • Atchie Mason, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

World Events (8)


St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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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