|Birth: ||Feb. 6, 1864|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 7, 1939|
He came west with his brother & his grandfather. His grandfather died 2 years later& he became se/parted from his brother. Jim worked for Texas Cattleman grazing cattle in Indian Territoy.
from the Mountanin View book 1899-1999 The First 100 years
During the 19th century, only the brave and strong had courage to leave their homes east of the Mississippi River and travel in wagons to seek new homes on the western plains. One of these was James Huie Mason, who came to texas with his grandfather and younger brother in 1880. Their family home was Saulsbury, North Carolina, but after the boy's parents passed away in 1871 and 1872, the grandfather decided to bring the teenage boys west where they might invest their meager inheritance in land and enjoy a new way of life. Ufortunately, the grandfather died two years later and the boys were separated. Jim (James H. ) found employment with Texas cattleman, helping care for cattle brought to graze in Indian Territory, In 1889, He made the first land run into Oklahoma Territory. Later he settled in the Chickasaw Nation. Another of these brave pioneers was Mary Susan Brintle, daughter of William Henry and Mary ann Brintle, who in 1890, came with her parents to a farm on Bitter Creek in Indian Territory, east of the present day city of Chickasha. An older daughter, Forrest, and her husband, William Robert Read had moved to Chickasaw Nation about 1888 and then had persuaded her parents, with their two young daughters, Mary Susan and Beulah and two Married sons, James Albert and wife, Ella, and John and his wife Alice to join them.
The meeting of Jim and Mary Susan at a "Sunday Singing" in the home of mutual friends began a friendship that led to their marriage on December 26, 1892, Jim, his future father-in law, his brothers-in-law and a friend, Will Triplett, went to El Reno to file on quarter section claim in the Cheyenne Arapaho Country. They chose adjoining claims in what is now Washita County. The men left their families in the Chickasaw Nation while they built half-fugouts, dug wills, and broke out the five acres required the first year.
Jim Mason and his family moved to Mountain View in 1907 and lived there until their deaths in 1939 and 1962. Of their eight children, three died in early childhood, two during an epidemic of diphtheria and one at birth. Their other children include William Sterling Mason, M>D> and his first wife, Barrie and their two daughter, Betty Jo and Barbara, second wife, Rose, and three sons, Bob, Dick and William Sterling, Jr.: Elmer and wife Cora and four children Marilynn Ardellk Comella Susan, James Everitt, and John Henry: Mary J> and her Husband Elmer Smith, Parents of Mary Lee, Virginia Doris, Edith May, Ruth Ann, Mason Elmer, and Marguerite Naomi, Henry Leroy, and his wife Bessie Iva, Parents of Mary Elizabeth, Linda Ruth, and Richard Sterling and Edith, and her husband Winston Joseph Halbrooks. Edith and Winston maintained a home on the family homessite in Mountain View where Edith, who taught fourth grad in the Mountain View schools for 45 years, Still resides
Mary Susan Brintle Mason (1877 - 1962)*
Created by: Rovella Wales
Record added: Oct 31, 2012
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