Biography of F. Oscar Mason
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Mason, F. Oscar, was born in Richland county, Ohio, May 26, 1838, and with his father, Edward Mason, who was from Lincolnshire, England, came to the town of Dryden in 1840. Our subject was educated in the common schools and finished at Cortland Academy, after leaving which he tanght school for several years, and also engaged in the grocery business in Dryden, and afterward at Ludlowvilla. At twenty five he was married to Miss Harriet C. Ralph, who lived until 1884. In 1889 he married Miss Carrie Gardner, daughter of D. P. Gardner of Dryden, N. Y. They have two sons and one daughter. In 1867 he bought part of his father's estate of sixty acres, where he now resides, raising hay, grain and stock. He is recognized in his town as a practical and successful farmer, a man of sound views, taking an active interest in advancing the best welfare of his town. His son, Professor Arthur R. Mason, is a graduate of the Cortland Normal School and is now professor at Whitney's Point Union School and Academy.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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