Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan

Erde Randall Mason

                      ERDE RANDALL AND EVA ALICE WILCOX MASON

 

 

Erde Randal Mason was born on August 8, 1870 in Branch County, Michigan; his parents were Tyler D and Marion Baxter Mason. 

 

 

He married Eva Alice Wilcox in James Township, Saginaw County, Michigan by George VanWormer, Justice of the Peace. Eva was born November 8, 1876 in St. Charles, Saginaw County, Michigan. Her parents were Adelbert and Elizabeth Symmons Wilcox.

 

Erda and Eva Mason and their family in front of their home. The house was typical for homes of the era.

Erde and Eva had the following children:

  1. Elsie V. Mason in 1899 and passed away on 28 June 1913 of typhoid fever in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. She died the same day her, premature at birth, brother, Chester,  died. Elsie is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.

  2. Hazel Evelyn Brown was born 25 May 1900 James Township, Saginaw County, Michigan. She married Floyd Brown of Marion Springs on 10 March 1936 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan by F.B. Davis, Clergyman.. Hazel passed away on February 22, 1972 and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.

  3. Eolia “Cola” Mason was born in 1901 in James Township. She married William A. Karp on 9 October 1920 in Saginaw. Eolia also married Earl Nelson.

  4. Zeda Elizabeth Mason was born in 8 June 1906 in James Township, Saginaw County, Michigan. She married George Dewey Grimm on 22 November 1923 in Midland, Midland County, Michigan. She died in 1977 and is buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Midland, Michigan.

  5. Mildred Caroline Mason was born on 23 October 1907 in James Township, Saginaw County, Michigan. She married Joseph Hesse. Mildred passed away on 1 January 1986 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. She is buried in the Marion Township Cemetery, Marion Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.

  6. Florence Beulah “Goldia” Mason was born in 4 August 1909. She married Clarence Emory Wilcox on 9 July 1927 in Saginaw, Michigan by Rev. U. Lincoln Montgomery. Goldia died 5 November 1981 in Flint, Genessee County, Michigan. She is buried in Newburg Cemetery, Shiawassee County, Michigan.

  7. Erva A. Mason was born in 1912 and died on 12 September 1988. He is buried in the Marion Springs Township Cemetery.

  8. Chester Mason was born and died of premature birth on 28 June 1913 and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan. His sister, Elsie, died of typhoid fever the same day.

  9. Tyler D. “Teed” Mason was born on 13 August 1914. He married Gladys Sladwick. Tyler D. died on September 1, 1980 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. He is buried in the Marion Springs Township Cemetery, Marion Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.

  10. Thelma G. Mason was born 18 December 1918. She married Lawrence Schaeding. Thelma passed away on 2 July 1987 in Midland, Midland County, Michigan. She is buried in Chapel Hill Mausoleum, Midland, Michigan.

  11. Agatha Mason died as an infant and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan.

  12. Eva Agnes Mason was born in 1921. She was named after Agnes Brush who delivered her at birth. Eva married Murle Thomas Leaman on 25 February 1939 in Midland, Michigan by Pastor Ned Coppinger. Eva wrote the book Changing Times. The book was about her parents; Erde and Eva Mason and their Family. Eva died on 30 December 1992 in Garfield Township, Bay County, Michigan. She is buried in Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Kawkawlin, Bay County, Michigan.

 

 

The Mason Sisters - Left to Right:

 

Eva Mason Leaman, Mildred Mason Hesse, Thelma Mason Schaeding and Goldia Mason Wilcox.

 

 

The Mason Brothers:  Left to Right:

 

Erva Mason and Soldier Tyler D. "Teed" Mason

SOURCES: Wilfred (Bille) Bow: Myron Gulick's Book; Eva, Erde,Thelma, Mildred, Hazel & Tyler Mason's obituary; Elsie death record; Zeda and Cola's marriage record; Chester Mason's death record; Find A Grave; Hazel Mason's marriage and death record; Eva Mason Leaman's SS application and Michigan death record; The Book “Lest We Forget” written by Myron Gulick

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