JOHN ADAMS MUSSON.
A review of the life of the honored subject of this memoir must of necessity be brief and general in its character,
for it is impossible in this instance to enter fully into the details of his life, touching many of his earlier
struggles, and only a general perspective of a life which has closed on earth can be had. Mr. Musson still lives
in the memories of many friends and neighbors in Audubon and was known by all as a kindly and honest man whose
best thoughts and efforts were for the happiness and well being of his family.
John Adams Musson, a native of the state of Iowa, was born on October 5, 1868, at Earlham, Madison county, and
died at his home in Audubon, Audubon county, on July 4, 1912. His father was Thomas Musson, and the two were associated
together in their grain business in Audubon, the father being well remembered by many of the older citizens of
the town. John A. Musson came to Audubon county when a boy of ten years old (in 1878), being brought here by his
parents. He remained here until 1890. when he went to Salem, South Dakota, where: he remained for five years, at
the end of which time he returned to Audubon. and it vas then father and son became associated in the same business.
While in Salem, South Dakota, on October 12, 1894, John A. Musson was united in marriage to Bertha M. Schneider,
a daughter of Joseph and Frances (Ringer) Schneider.
Mr. Musson and his father were not long associated together, for the father soon died with heart trouble, and the
son then continued the business alone for the balance of his life.
John Adams Musson was a type of perfect manhood, and, while he was fond of life and the pleasures which it afforded,
he also looked well to the more serious issues, and on February 4, 1906, united with the Presbyterian church, of
which he remained a faithful member until his life here on earth was closed. He was also a man in whom the fraternal
spirit was strong, and was an enthusiastic member of the ancient order of Freemasonry, having attained to the chapter
and the commander in that order, and was a member of the Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Za-Ga-Zig
Temple, at Des Moines, this state. He was also a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Modern Woodmen of America,
and both he and Mrs. Musson were members of the Order of the Eastern Star. Beside his widow, Mr. Musson left three
children, Reuben J., a graduate of Audubon high school and at present a student at the Iowa State College at Ames,
and Dorothy and Thomas F., both attending high school in Audubon.
History of Audubon County, Iowa
Its People, Industries and Instutions
H. F. Andrews, Editor
B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc.
Indianapolis - 1915
Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906
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