Festus B Mason

14 May 1892–3 February 1976 (Age 83)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Festus B

When Festus B Mason was born on 14 May 1892, in Georgia, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Mason, was 35 and his mother, Norah Jane Stewart, was 31. He married Lena Smith on 26 November 1916, in Butts, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in District 616, Butts, Georgia, United States in 1940 and Butts, Georgia, United States in 1976. He died on 3 February 1976, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Worthville Baptist Church Cemetery, Worthville, Butts, Georgia, United States.

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Festus B Mason
Lena Smith
Marriage: 26 November 1916
Forrest Ellis Mason

Spouse and Children


    Lena Smith


26 November 1916
Butts, Georgia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Jackson Mason





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World Events (8)

1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 1

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Festus Mason, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Festus B Mason, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Festus B Mason, "United States Census, 1940"

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