DR. J. M. MASON
BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY
(died February 3, 1909)
Lee, Montgomery Counties, Alabama.
DEATH OF DR. J. M. MASON
An Eminent Methodist Divine Has Gone to His Reward.
Opelika, Ala., Feb. 3 (1909) – Taken suddenly ill with acute indigestion yesterday, Dr. J. M. Mason, of Montgomery, and Presiding Elder of the Montgomery District of the Alabama Methodist Conference died here this morning at 6:25 o’clock, aged 63 years.
The tidings of the death of Dr. mason, which were wired immediately throughout Alabama, produced the greatest gloom, especially among the Methodists of the State.
He was secretary of the South Alabama Conference for 25 years, having been re-elected at every session of that body during that long period. He served as a minister for forty years, since 1869, and was presiding elder 25 years of that time.
Dr. Mason is survived by his wife, who before her marriage was Miss Ellen Drake, and eight children: Dr. E. M. Mason, Julian Mason and Miss Ella Mason, of Montgomery; Dr. James Mason, Clarence Mason an Eugene Mason, of Birmingham; Mrs. Mamie Killebrew and Mrs. Ethel Reed, of Albany, Ga.
The funeral services were held at the Auburn Methodist church at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. A. J. Lamar, of Nashville, and Rev. E. A. Dannelly, of Greensboro, officiating.
Dr. Mason was well known throughout this section, where he has labored so faithfully and well.
Obituary transcribed from Phenix-Girad Journal (Girard, Alabama) February 6, 1909
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ROBERT BOYD’S FAMILY BIBLE
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BIBLE of NOEL PITTS, Barbour & Pike, Alabama
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Some deaths that were reported in Alabama on March 24, 1917 & 1937