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HUGH MASON DEAD IN BED.

Body Was Still Warm When Found by His Nephew.

Hugh Mason, a well-known and highly respected resident of Wyandot county [OH], was found dead in bed about 5:30 o'clock, Friday [23 JAN 1914] morning, by his nephew, F.A. Reed, southeast of town [Upper Sandusky, OH], with whom he made his home. Mr. Mason had a slight cold Thursday [22 JAN 1914], but assisted in doing the chores, and sat conversing with the Reed family until 9 o'clock Thursday evening, when he retired. Friday morning, when Mr. Reed went to his bed, he was unable to arouse him, but his body was still warm. Dr. Fredrick Kenan was called, but life had already fled. His death was due to an affection of the heart.

Mr. Mason was a native of Frederick county, Virginia. He was born September 11, 1833, and was aged 80 years, 4 months and 12 days at the time of death. His parents, William and Mary Cameron Mason, moved from Virginia to Seneca county [OH], when deceased was a year old. He was orphaned by the death of his father at the age of eight years, when the family moved to Wyandot county. Here he grew to manhood and on December 31, 1857, he was married to Jane E. McClain, who passed away March 29, 1912. No children were born to this union. Mr. Mason is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary H. Reed, of Nevada [OH], the last surviving member of his family. Deceased lived for many years on a farm, near Kirby [OH], and only went to live at the home of his nephew last fall.

Mr. Mason was a veteran of the civil war (sic), having enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Forty-fourth regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was a member in good standing of Robbins Post, Grand Army, of this city.

The funeral will be held Monday [26 JAN 1914] morning, at 10 o'clock, from the Methodist Episcopal church, in this city, conducted by Rev. A.F. Beery. The Grand Army will have a part in the services. Interment will be made in Oak Hill cemetery.

The Sylvian Quartet, of Forest [OH], will sing at the funeral.

--The Daily Chief, Upper Sandusky, OH, Friday, 23 JAN 1914

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