Biography of Dr. G. T. Mason
Little Lake Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





G. T. Mason, M. D. Was born in Shelbyville, Bedford county, Tennessee, July 26, 1839; removed with parents to Greene county, Missouri, in 1847. He received his education in the public schools of Greene county, and in Ebenezer High Schools of same county; studied medicine under C. N. Headlee, M. D., of Polk county, Missouri; graduated in, and received his first diploma from the Missouri Medical College, known as McDowell's Medical College of St. Louis, Missouri, in March, 1860. He practiced his profession in the south western counties of Missouri until January, 1863, when he removed to St. Louis, where he practiced for three years. After the close of the war he spent nearly two years in traveling in Texas, the Indian nations, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky. In August, 1868, he located in Boone county, Missouri, where he was married to Miss Nancy C. Crump, on the 24th day of November, 1868. They have two child" en: Alice, born March 22, 1870, and James S., born September 22, 1872. He moved to Callaway county, Missouri, in the spring of 1873, where, in a few months he lost his wife; he then returned to Columbia, Boone county, Missouri, where he was married to Miss Mary V. Smith, native of Virginia, on the 5th day of March, 1874, and removed again to St. Louis, where he remained until March, 1876, at which time he received an addendum degree from Missouri Medical College. He then came to California and settled in Santa Ana, Los Angeles county, where he bought and improved a nice little property; he remained there until August, 1878, when he came with his family to Mendocino county. In 1879 he was elected Coroner and Public Administrator of Mendocino county, which office he now fills. In February, 1880, he was, by the Board of Supervisors, appointed County Physician, which position he also now fills.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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