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Biographical Sketch for
William Mason Family

William Mason---------+  +--Margaret
                      |  |
                      +--+--John----------------+  +--Edger
| | | +--Annie
Isabella M. (unknown)-+ | +--+--Fred
| | +--Marthy
| Mary----------------+ +--Mary
| +--John
| +--Gracey
| +--Effey
|
+--Thomas--------------+ +--William Smith--+
| | |----- Dorothy----+
| | Wife ?---------+ |---Mary Frances
| | +--John Rodney M. Bliss-+
| |
| +--+--George Grant---+
| | |
| | Marion Peak----+
| |
| | +--Lucy-----------+
| | |
| | Frederick P. Vose-+
| |
| Margaret Smith------+
|
|
+--Isabel Mason--------+ +--Robert Mason
| +--Bertha Sarah
+--+--Henry William
| +--Addie Belle
Robert Pollock------+



Unplaced factoids....
Margaret Mason died May 21, 1898



William Mason

Born in 1893 in Scotland. Died on June 5, 1867, at age 73 years.

Isabella M. (unknown)

Died on September 20 , 1846.

Children of William and Isabella M. (unknown) Mason


Margaret

Born about 1820 in Scotland. Died on August 19, 1864, at age 42 years.

John

Born about 1829 in Scotland. Married Mary (unknown). She was born about 1835 in Wales. Lived at Gages Lake, Illinois. Children: Edger, born about 1862; Annie, born about 1864, married Mr. Wheeler of Libertyville, died about January, 1900; Fred, born about 1867; Marthy, born about 1869; Mary, born about 1869; John, born about 1871; Gracey, born about 1874; Effey, born about 1877.

Thomas

Born about 1835 in Scotland. Married Margaret Smith about January 27, 1866. Children. Died on May 2, 1872, at age 36 years, 6 months, 12 days. His wife also died. Children were raised by in-laws, George Simpson and Beatrice Yule Smith.

Isabella

Born on October 25, 1842, in Peterhead, Scotland, and came to Lake County in 1845. Married James R. Pollock on December 20, 1865. Children. Died on February 24, 1921, in Waukegan (obituary).

Children of Thomas and Margaret Smith Mason


William Smith

Born about 1866 in Illinois. Parents died young. Was raised by grandparents (mother's parents). Well educated by wealthy Smith relatives. Graduate of Yale in 1893. Became Vice President of City National Bank of Evanston. Inherited portion of vast estate of James Henry "Silent" Smith. Married woman (unknown). Daughter Dorothy born <1901>. Dorothy married college golfer and later bond salesman, Rodney P. Bliss, October 27, 1923. They lived at 1603 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL. She divorced Bliss November 1927 for constant intoxication. They had a daughter, Mary Frances.

John

Born about 1868. Died in childhood?

George Grant

Born about 1869. Parents died young. Was raised by grandparents (mother's parents). Well educated by wealthy Smith relatives. Graduate of Stevens Institute, Hoboken, New York, in 1889. Railroad man, holding several positions for the Milwaukee Road. Married Marion Peak. Had 2 (?) children. Inherited portion of vast estate of James Henry "Silent" Smith.

Lucy

Born about 1871. Parents died young. Was raised by grandparents (mother's parents). Married Frederick P. Vose. He was an attorney. Moved to South Evanston, Illinois.
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