Charles Henry Mason

Male 1882 - 1959  (77 years)


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  • Name Charles Henry Mason 
    Born 25 May 1882  Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Obituary 1959  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 8 Sep 1959  Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Funeral 10 Sep 1959  Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Knox Presbyterian Church, Albert Street 
    _UID DA12B0E7DD5D45E6B55C732294D5C3783281 
    Buried 10 Sep 1959  Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Hamilton Soldiers' Cemetery 
    Person ID I9319  Treefive
    Last Modified 31 May 2017 

    Father George Carter Mason,   b. 24 Apr 1840, Bagshot, Windlesham, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1919, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Rose Synnot,   b. 1856–1857, Ballymoyer, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1933, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1875  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9
    Address:
    St Paul's Church 
    Family ID F3065  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Josephine Reed,   b. 17 Sep 1892,   d. 27 Apr 1958  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 4 Nov 1911  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Ethel Irene Mason,   b. 1 Jul 1913, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1987, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Margaret Kathleen Mason,   b. 24 Oct 1914, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1992  (Age 77 years)
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     7. John Ernest Mason,   b. 15 Oct 1929, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1981  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F3092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • Charles' 1959 obituary (probably the Waikato Times or NZ Herald) reads:

      OBITUARY

      Mr C. H. Mason

      A South African was veteran, Mr, Charles Henry Mason, of Hamilton East, has died aged 77 years. He was the son of the late Mr George Mason, a member of the Fourth Waikato Militia.*
      Mr G. Mason established the first and largest nursery business in Hamilton, and he generously gave trees which added so much to the picturesque appearance of many of Hamilton’s streets. At one stage Mr. Mason employed 30 men in his nurseries which were located at No. 1 Bridge and at Mason Avenue, Claudelands. Mason Avenue is named after him.
      Mr Mason sent shipments of fruit trees to Sydney, where a ready market was found for them.
      Mr Charles Mason was an early volunteer in the New Zealand contingent for the South African War. On his return to New Zealand he joined the Railways Department and was in charge of the Waharoa and Walton stations.
      On his retirement he was employed by the Kirikiriroa Road Board as a foreman. He was a noted Rugby football player and played for Hamilton Suburbs and Waharoa.
      Mrs Mason died 18 months ago. Mr C. H. Mason has four brothers and a sister surviving, as well as three sons and four daughters.
      There are 29 grandchildren.

      *He was not in the Fourth Militia. This may be a reference to George Reed, father of Thomas Reed who married Charles' daughter Margaret Josephine (Effie).

  • Sources 
    1. [S1593] BIR Birth Index New Zealand on-line, Charles Henry Mason; 10142; 1882.

    2. [S4688] BIR Birth Index New Zealand on microfiche, Charles Henry Mason; 3207; 1882; 3207-3214: Hamilton registration numbers.

    3. [S4159] OBT060 Obituary Mason, Charles Henry, OBT060., Obituary for Charles Henry Mason, died 8 Sep 1959; date of paper edition unknown .

    4. [S3309] DTH Death Index New Zealand, Charles Henry Mason; 31826; 1959.

    5. [S4164] DTH Death notice Mason, Charles Henry, DTH619., Death notice for Charles Henry Mason died 8 Sep 1959; date of paper edition not known.

    6. [S4041] TRE Family tree - Windsor family tree 3 (owner mrwindsor50) on ancestry.com accessed 30 Jun, 3, 7, 12, 19, 26 Jul 2014, Rose Synot.

    7. [S1596] MAR Marriage Index NZ - on-line, George Mason; Rose Synot; 332; 1875.

    8. [S4167] MAR367 Marriage Mason, George and Synnot, Rose, MAR367., Marriage notice - George Mason and ose Synnot; 18 January 1875; page 2.

    9. [S5568] MAR Marriage register New Zealand, Auckland; George Mason and Rose Synot; 13 January 1875; copy of register of marriage; 75/380.

    10. [S1596] MAR Marriage Index NZ - on-line, Charles Henry Mason; Margaret Josephine Read; 7703; 1911.