Ernst Mason (1906 - 1980)

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Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

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Myrtle Bessie Croft Mason

Myrtle Bessie Croft Mason

Barbara Ann Mason

Barbara Ann Mason

Mamie Mason

Mamie Mason

Armament Shop, Milne Bay

Armament Shop, Milne Bay

Stanley Urbanski

Stanley Urbanski

David W Mason

David W Mason

David MASON and Ida SWANSON

David MASON and Ida SWANSON

Kathleen Margaret Shortman

Kathleen Margaret Shortman

Bruno Mason

Bruno Mason

Hope R. Mason

Hope R. Mason

Verna Kinter

Verna Kinter

Clement Eugene Mason

Clement Eugene Mason

Tamra Ann Mason

Tamra Ann Mason

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Jack Mason family Myrtle Bessie Croft Mason Barbara Ann Mason Mamie Mason

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1906 - In the year that Ernst Mason was born, author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

1925 - At the age of 19 years old, Ernst was alive when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

1928 - By the time he was 22 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

1957 - At the age of 51 years old, Ernst was alive when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

1980 - In the year of Ernst Mason's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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Ernst Mason died in February 1980 at age 73. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on October 13, 1906. There is no information about Ernst's surviving family. We know that Ernst Mason had been residing in Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

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