Victor Sylvanus Mason, 46, Partridge jewelry salesman and antique dealer, died in a hospital at Perryton, Texas, Wednesday night three hours after his car was almost cut in two in a collision with a truck.
Mason, a resident of Partridge since 1939, collided with a produce truck after his car hit a slick spot on US117 near Perryton. The car spun sidways and collided with the truck which was moving in the opposite direction.
Texas Troopers Loving and Shields who investigated the wreck, reported the car hit the truck with such force the truck almost cut it in two. The accident occurred at 6:30 p.m. Mason died at 9:15 p.m. in the Perryton hospital. The fatality was Ochiltree County's first traffic death in three years.
He was born May 6, 1905 in Greencastle, Iowa. Until five years ago, he was employed by the Morton Salt Co. in Hutchinson.
He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Dorothy Mason, of the home; two daughters, Mrs Doris Benton and Jean Marlene Mason, both of Partridge; his father, Charles S. Mason, Glendale, Ariz.; five brothers, Rev. Willard Mason, Manhattan, Roy Mason, Spokane, Washington, Rev. Esley Mason, Detroit; Carrol, Glendale, Ariz. and Mervil Mason, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Esther Summer, San Gabriel, California.
The body will be returned to Partridge for funeral and burial.
Dorothy May Mason
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