Among the enterprising young farmers of Rutland township, LaSalle county, Illinois, who claim this county as their birthplace is the subject of this sketch, Ernest G. Mason, whose post-office address is Wedron.
Mr. Mason was born December 9, 1867, a son of Daniel Mason, who has for years been one of the highly respected citizens of LaSalle county and who still resides on his farm. Daniel Mason was born in Dearborn county, Indiana, July 9, 1821, a son of Daniel Mason. Sr., who was a native of Pennsylvania and a veteran of the war of 1812. The younger Daniel Mason was reared and married in Indiana, the lady of his choice being Elizabeth Towsley, daughter of F. Towsley. The fruits of their union were ten children, five of whom are living at this writing, namely: Lucy, wife of Andrew Wenmer, the custodian of the state capitol at Lincoln, Nebraska; Mary, a resident of Wedron, Illinois; Jane, deceased, who married J. E. Hill, of Fairmount, Nebraska; Ernest G., whose name forms the heading of this sketch; and Charles A., of Rutland township, LaSalle county, Illinois.
Ernest G. Mason spent his boyhood days not unlike other farmer boys, working on the farm in summer and in winter attending the public schools. December 1, 1898, he married Miss Carrie Makeever, daughter of R. M. Makeever and wife Mary, nee Showers. He has an infant daughter, born October 17, 1899, by the name of Bessie Marie Mason.
Mr. Mason is a public-spirited and wide-awake young man, interested in all that pertains to the general welfare of his locality. He has served two years on the school board. Politically he is a Democrat, and fraternally a Master Mason and a Modern Woodman, having his lodge membership at Marseilles.
Extracted 26 Dec 2016 by Norma Hass from Biographical and Genealogical Record of LaSalle County, Illinois published in 1900, volume 2, page 453.