Bio: Mason, George W. (1881)


Surnames: Mason, Thurston

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 328

GEORGE W. MASON, Eau Claire, was born in Columbia Co., O., May 24, 1838. His parents moved into West Point, Lee Co., Ia., in 1845, where his father died in 1851. He followed general occupations some years, until at the age of eighteen, when he went into a store; was for a time in business for himself. During the war, was a sutler in Tennessee for some time. He moved to Menomonie in 1863, and took charge of Knapp, Stout & Co.'s stores; remained until 1873, when he went to Eau Claire, and formed a partnership with Ingram and Kennedy, under the style of Ingram, Kennedy & Mason. The firm dissolved in April, 1881. He was married at West Point, Ia., Dec. 30, 1858, to Miss Sarah T. Thurston. Mrs. Mason died in January, 1881, leaving five children Mary E., George W., Sarah T., William S. and Susan C. Mr. Mason was elected Alderman in 1878, and still serves.



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