Mason, Dennis S., is a member of one of the oldest and most respected pioneer families in Bristol county. He
is a lineal descendant on his father's side of William White, who came to this country on the Mayflower in 1620.
The next in line of descent is Resolved,(2) Samuel,(3) John,(4) John,(5) William,(6) William,(7) Hannah,(8) Reuben,(9)
Dennis S. is the tenth in descent and was born in the town of Acushnet, July 5, 1860. His boyhood days were passed
on the farm and in 1888 he succeeded Caleb Slade in the mercantile business, which he has since conducted. Mr.
Mason has always been more or leSS active in public affairs, and in April, 1889. was elected town clerk, treasurer
and tax collector. In May, 1890, he was appointed postmaster of the Long Plain post office, which position he now
holds; he is also justice of the peace. November 3, 1887, he married Bertha W., daughter of James A. and Mary D.
(Chace) Lawrence, and they have two children: Reuben 3d, born June 27, 1891, and Lawrence, born October 6, 1896.
Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.
Bristol County, MA Biographies
Names A to B
Names C to D
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