Charles Mason was one of three children born to Edward and Mary Ann Mason Beach: Charles Mason 1851, Margaret Jane 1855 and Albert Augustus 1859. He also had a half brother - Myron W. Beach.
Charles Mason Beach married Alice W. Bell 19 Mar 1873 in Polk County, Iowa. They had a family of four children: Frank E. 1873, Carrie A. 1877, Delbert H. 1888 and Earl D. 1892.
THE MAXWELL TRIBUNE, Maxwell, Iowa, Thursday, May 16, 1907, page 5, column 3. "DEATH OF CHARLES BEACH - Charles Mason Beach, a former resident of this place, was born at Casapolis (editorial note Cassopolis, Cass County), Michigan, November 17, 1851 and died at his home near Zearing May 8, 1907, being stricken with heart failure and dropped dead. He came to Iowa in 1867 and located near Maxwell and later moved to Zearing where he has resided on his farm 25 years. He leaves a wife, 3 sons, a sister, Mrs. A. H. McNail, of Nevada and one brother who live's near Collins and many neighbors and friends who mourn his loss."
Iowa Historical Library, Des Moines, Iowa, STORY COUNTY., IA GRAVE MARKER INSCRIPTIONS Geneal. * F 627. S8 S8 V. 1-6, pages 1-368, V. 7-11 pages 369-792, V. II pages 793-1128; page 29, Zearing Cemetery Southeast Sec row 28 #9 "Father C. M. Beach Nov 17 1851-May 8 1907 "at rest".