Marion County, WVGenWeb

Home of Francis Hugo Mason & wife, Mary Eddy

(furnished by John Mason)
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If anyone knows if this house is still standing, please let me know.
Robert Reed's boyhood home in Boothsville, Marion County WV

The above photo is a picture of the home of my Great-Great Grandfather, Francis Hugo Mason, located in either Flat Run or Mannington, West Virginia. The couple to the left of center in the picture are my Great-Grandparents, Elza McCarl Mason & India Alice Power. The Lady (behind Elza, sitting in a chair on the porch), I believe is my Great-Great Grandmother, Mary Eddy Mason (wife of Francis Hugo Mason). The couple to the right of the middle, I believe are Frances Marion Mason, (brother to Elza) and his wife Dora Straight Mason. I am assuming that the two boys in the front are Leo and my grandfather, Victory Hugo Mason (the sons of Elza and India). There was another child born to Elza & India, in 1890 and she is not shown here. Based on the ages of the two boys, I have concluded the picture was taken around 1889.

 U. S. Federal Census Information for the Francis Mason family
1850 census, Monongalia County (W)Va
Stamped page #333A, Lines 22-27
MASON, Francis H, 33, Farmer, $700, VA
", Mary 32, VA
", George W, 11, VA
", Cordelia, 9, VA
", Ulisses, 7, VA
", Matilda, 2, VA
1860 census, Marion County (W)Va
Mannington, Page 274
Lines 32-38
MASON, Francis H, 43, Farm-Laborer, $0/$300, VA
", Mary, 42, VA
", Ulysses, 17, Farm-Laborer, VA
", Serena, 7, VA
", Sarilda, 7, VA
", Elzy M, 5, VA
", Francis M, 1, VA
1870 census, Marion County WV
Mannington Township, Page No. 10
Lines 10-15
MASON, Mary, 52, Keeping-house, WV
", Syrilda, 18, without-occup, WV, attend-sch
", Syrena, 18, without-occup, WV, attend-sch
", Elza M, 14, without-occup, WV, attend-sch
", Francis, 12, WV, attend-sch
", Prudy, 9, WV, attend-sch
1870 census, Marion County WV
Fairmont, Page No. 7
Line 30 (in jail house)
MASON, Francis H, 54, In-prison(jail), Va
( there are 4 other men in jail at the time )
( Scott Felix is the jailor of Marion Co. at the time )
1880 Census, Marion County, WV
Paw Paw District, ED: 92, Page No. 15
Lines 43-44
MASON, Frank H, 64, Farmer, Va-Va-Va
", Mary (wife) 63, Keeping-house, VA-VA-VA
1880 Census, Scotland County, MO
Harrison Township, ED:82, Page No. 33
Line 9, Elzy M. Mason (age 25) is a Boarder in the Morgan & Christina Tucker household.
Farmer, VA-VA-VA

1880 Census, Marion County, WV
Mannington District, ED:90 Page No. 6
Line 39, Francis M. Mason (age 21) is a Boarder in the James & Nancy Thomas household.
Farm Hand, WV-VA-VA
1900 census, Marion County WV
Mannington town, ED:60, Sheet 5B
Monroe Street; Lines 88-92
MASON, E. M. (head) June-1855, age 44,
        married 18-yrs, VA-VA-VA, Merchant
", India (wife) May-1865, age 35, m-18,
        3-children/3-living, MO-IL-VA
", Victor (son) Feb-1884, age 16, MO-VA-MO, Drayman
", Leo (son) May-1887, age 13, MO-VA-MO
", Stella (dau) Apr-1890, age 10, MO-VA-MO
1900 census, Marion County WV
Mannington District, ED:58, Sheet 24A
Lines 13-15
MASON, Francis M (head) Oct-1858, age 41,
        Married 7-yrs, WV-WV-WV, Farmer
", Dora O (wife) Oct-1864, age 45, m-7-yrs,
        1-child/1-living, WV-WV-WV
STRAIGHT, Henry H (son) June-1885, age 14,
        WV-WV-WV
1910 census, Marion County WV
Mannington District, ED:68, Sheet 21A, Flat Run
MASON, Francis M (head) age 51, M2-17yrs,
        WV-WV-WV, Farmer
", Dora O (wife) age 45, M2-17yrs, 1-child/1-living,
        WV-WV-WV
1920 Census, Marion County WV
Manning District, ED:34, Sheet 8A
Lines 1-2
MASON, Francis (head) 61, WV-WV-WV, Farmer,
        Genl-Farm
", Dora (wife) 54, WV-WV-WV
 Marriage Records
Monongalia County Courthouse, County Clerks Office
Marriages, Microfilmed 5-Nov-1970, Roll 840910
Volume A, years 1796 to 1861

Page 76; Marriages celebrated by the Revd John Smith, Monongalia County (W)Va
Francis K. Mason married Mary Eddy on 18-Mar-1838

note: the middle initial of Francis is "H" for Hugo, not K.

 Death Register or Death Certificate Records
Mary Mason
death date: 01-Mar-1896, Marion County WV
Birthplace: Monongalia County WV
widowed

Francis Marion Mason
Death-date: 22-Nov-1942, Mannington, Marion County WV
age-at-death: 84y-1m-6d, born 1858
h/o Dora C. Mason; s/o Francis H. Mason and Mary Eddy
burial: Thomas Cemetery

Dora Olive Hibbs Mason
death-date: 25-May-1943, Mannington, Marion County WV
age-at-death: 78y-7m-18d
birth-date: 08-Oct-1864
widow of F. M. Mason; d/o Samuel Hibbs
burial: Thomas Cemetery