Alexander Harrison Mason was born 30 January 1852 in Bicknell, Knox County, Indiana, United States to James Harrison Mason (1823-1915) and Lucinda Mills (1829-1889) and died 5 October 1903 in Pine, Ripley County, Missouri, United States of unspecified causes. He married Clarissa C. Roberts (1858-1923) 18 December 1879 in Knox County, Indiana, United States. Ancestors are from the United States.


Alexander is the son of James Harrison & Lucinda Mills Mason. He is listed with them in the 1860 Knox Co. IN census. He predeceased his father who listed the names of Alexander's children in his will.


Alexander married first Malinda Wampler on Nov 21, 1874 but she died in childbirth the following year.

He married second, Clarissa Roberts on Dec 18, 1879. Their marriage is recorded in Knox Co. Indiana. Alexander preceded his father in death and their children were named in his father's 1914 will ... "I give and bequeath to Walter G Mason, Claude H Mason, Lyman E Mason, Delia F Tucker, Lydia E Sisco, Noah S Mason, Wm T Mason, and Bertha M Mason the sum of one dollar each."


Offspring of Alexander Harrison Mason and Clarissa C. Roberts (1858-1923)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Walter Garfield Mason (1880-1942)
Claude Harrison Mason (1882-1905)
Lyman Elbert Mason (1884-1953) 15 April 1884 Bicknell, Knox County, Indiana, United States 23 February 1953 Chelsea, Rogers County, Oklahoma, United States Maude Elizabeth Miller (1886-1953)

Adelia F. Mason (1886-1980)
Jimmy Mason (1890-1893)
Lydia E. Mason (1891-1932)
Noah S. Mason (1893-1915)
William T. Mason (1895-1978)
Bertha M. Mason (1897-1981)

Family Stories

From "The Mason Family" by D. Fern Mumford, 1988.

"My grandfather, Alexander Harrison Mason, was the first son of James Harrison Mason and Lucinda Mills Mason. When he was twenty-two years of age, he married seventeen year old Melinda Wampler. Her life was very short. She died the following year during childbirth. Alexander remained single for five years.

On December 18, 1879, he married Clarissa Roberts, the daughter of William Roberts and Adelia Ann (Cron) Roberts. They lived in Knox County near Bruceville, Indiana. The young couple remained in that area until my father was six or seven years old. By this time, there were four children, three boys, Walter Garfield, Claude H. and Lyman Elbert (my father) and one girl, Adelia.

Sometime around 1890, the Alexander Mason family, with other members of the Roberts family, left Indiana with all their belongings for Missouri. They settled near the small town of Pine, in Ripley County. This was timber country and they had a thriving business in lumber."

Death and Burial

Alexander died Oct 5, 1903 and is buried in Pine Cemetery, Ripley Co. Missouri.

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