Biography of John R. Mason
Bristol County, MA Biographies





Mason, John R., was born in Biddeford, Me. His first business experience was with the Cunard S. S. Line, as a clerk, after which he went into a cotton mill, starting at the bottom and finally becoming superintendent in May, 1895, of the Laurel Lake Mill. Mr. Mason is a member of Narragansett Lodge F. & A. M., Council and Commandery, also of the Odd Fellows and other orders. In 186 he married Edith J. Skillings, a native of Gray, Me. They have two children: John R. E., and Everett V. Mr. Mason's parents were John H. and Catherine P. (Skillings) Mason, and the progenitor of the Mason family came from England to this country early in the seventeenth century. The Skillings family of Portland, Me., is also an historic one.

From:
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.

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