Robert Harold Mason

Male26 October 1907–27 August 1986

Brief Life History of Robert Harold

When Robert Harold Mason was born on 26 October 1907, in Tangier, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Arthur Edward Mason, was 36 and his mother, Minnie Blanche Maynard, was 37. He married Jean Findlay Barr on 11 November 1939, in Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 27 August 1986, in Trenton, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Robert Harold Mason
1907–1986
Jean Findlay Barr
1911–1993
Marriage: 11 November 1939
Bonnie Barr Mason
1943–1949

Sources (3)

  • Robert Mason in household of Arthur Mason, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Harold R Mason in entry for Bonnie Barr Mason, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955"
  • Robert Harold Mason, "Nova Scotia Vital Records, 1763-1957"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 November 1939Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (6)

    1909 · First Canadian Flight

    Age 2

    The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

    1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

    Age 14

    The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.

    1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

    Age 38

    On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

    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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