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1LT John Sandford Mason Jr.

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1LT John Sandford Mason Jr.

Birth
Benicia, Solano County, California, USA
Death
13 Feb 1891 (aged 34)
Pine Ridge, Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota, USA
Burial
Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Plot
Section A-Off, Site 46.
Memorial ID
3659995 View Source

Although the middle name of his father is found with the spelling of Sanford, this stone is engraved with the middle name spelled as Sandford. On May 22, 1879 as John S. Mason Jr., he married Lucy M. Ord at Bexar County, Texas.

Los Angeles Herald
Saturday Morning, February 14, 1891
A Death in the Army
Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota, February 13.
First Lieutenant John S. Mason, First Infantry, died here today. He had been in the army since 1879 and leaves a widow, the daughter of General Ord.

The Omaha Daily Bee
Wednesday, February 18, 1891
Burial of Lieutenant Mason
Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota, February 17.
[Special to The Bee.] The funeral of Lieutenant Mason, First Infantry, took place at the agency Sunday afternoon. His body was escorted by a mounted company two miles out, where it was met by Henry’s Battalion. The troopers formed on each side and facing round, all came to advance carbine. As the body with its escort passed between the trumpeters sounded the Dead March. Then the whole command followed till the Ninth Cavalry camp was reached, when, as the body was leaving, taps were sounded. The ceremony was impressive and a tribute to a young soldier and the son of a soldier who, now on the retired list, mourns his loss.

Although the middle name of his father is found with the spelling of Sanford, this stone is engraved with the middle name spelled as Sandford. On May 22, 1879 as John S. Mason Jr., he married Lucy M. Ord at Bexar County, Texas.

Los Angeles Herald
Saturday Morning, February 14, 1891
A Death in the Army
Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota, February 13.
First Lieutenant John S. Mason, First Infantry, died here today. He had been in the army since 1879 and leaves a widow, the daughter of General Ord.

The Omaha Daily Bee
Wednesday, February 18, 1891
Burial of Lieutenant Mason
Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota, February 17.
[Special to The Bee.] The funeral of Lieutenant Mason, First Infantry, took place at the agency Sunday afternoon. His body was escorted by a mounted company two miles out, where it was met by Henry’s Battalion. The troopers formed on each side and facing round, all came to advance carbine. As the body with its escort passed between the trumpeters sounded the Dead March. Then the whole command followed till the Ninth Cavalry camp was reached, when, as the body was leaving, taps were sounded. The ceremony was impressive and a tribute to a young soldier and the son of a soldier who, now on the retired list, mourns his loss.


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In Memory Of
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army,
John Sandford Mason Jr.
Born
At Benicia, California
April 26, 1856
Died
In The Sioux War
At Pine Ridge, Dakota
February 13, 1891


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