Martha Jane Mason

Brief Life History of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Mason was born on 3 January 1878, in Weyauwega, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States, her father, William H Mason, was 47 and her mother, Martha Harkness, was 33. She married George Wallace Rice on 20 September 1894, in Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, United States for about 5 years and Rome, Adams, Wisconsin, United States in 1920. She died on 24 February 1930, in Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Plover, Portage, Wisconsin, United States.

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George Wallace Rice
Martha Jane Mason
Marriage: 20 September 1894
Esther Lillian Rice
Clara Adeline Rice
Rodney William Rice
Eleanor Mae Rice
Howard Edward Brasure
Hope Mildred Rice Mykel

Sources (12)

  • Mattie Pike in household of Frank Pike, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mason, "Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"
  • Martha Jane Mason, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

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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