William Thompson Mason

Canadá, Pando, Bolivia

The Life of William Thompson

When William Thompson Mason was born in 1847, in Canadá, Pando, Bolivia, his father, William Mason, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Tompkins Mason, was 27. He married Nancy Maria Dayton on 31 May 1871, in Mount Pleasant, Brant, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in East Oxford, Oxford, Ontario, Canada in 1881.

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William Thompson Mason
Nancy Maria Dayton
Marriage: 31 May 1871
Martha Mason
Joseph Franklin Stanton Mason

Spouse and Children

31 May 1871
Mount Pleasant, Brant, Ontario, Canada


    Martha Mason


    Joseph Franklin Stanton Mason


Parents and Siblings

    William Mason


    Sarah Tompkins Mason




World Events (8)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 20

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 22


Age 32

Bolivia becomes landlocked after losing mineral-rich, coastal territory in the Atacama to Chile.

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)

  • William S. Mason, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • William T Mason in entry for James Currie and Martha Mason, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • William T. Mason in entry for Martha Mason, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"

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