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George McClellan Mason[1]

Male 1884 - 1983  (~ 98 years)


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  • Name George McClellan Mason  [1
    Born Jun 1884  Crisfield, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    FindaGrave Address:
    58471118 
    _AMTID 390151119219:1030:116238515 
    Died 2 May 1983  Norfolk, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Norfolk, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Forest Lawn Cemetery 
    Person ID I40446  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2018 

    Father James R. Mason,   b. Sep 1854, Crisfield, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1943, Norfolk, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Mother Mary Travis Ward,   b. May 1860, Crisfield, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1945, Richmond, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Family ID F11834  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • George Mason and his wife, the former Leila L. Riggin, met in their hometown of Crisfield, MD, when both worked in a shop weaving strawberry baskets. He was 20 and she was 16 ½, when they were married. After their marriage Mr. Mason went into the mercantile business in Crisfield.

      In 1926, the Masons moved to Norfolk where his brother James was operating a restaurant, "The I. L. Snowden and Mason Seafood Restaurant." The Mason brothers, including William P., bought out Snowden and began a 47-year career as Norfolk restaurateurs, as Mason Bros. Seafood Restaurants.

      Mason closed up "Norfolk's Oldest Seafood Restaurant" on December 15, 1953, but the Mason name lived on. His son, L. A. Mason, was the proprietor of Mason's Seafood Restaurant at 4019 Granby Street until the late 1970s.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1549] _1900 United States Federal Census, Database online. Year: 1900; Census Place: Asbury, Somerset, Maryland; Roll: T623_31077_4120212; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0083; FHL microfilm: 1240627.
      Record for James R Mason