Russell Mason (1903 - 1976)

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Tavares, Lake County, Florida

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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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1903 - In the year that Russell Mason was born, two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

1930 - When he was 27 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

1961 - Russell was 58 years old when on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

1973 - By the time he was 70 years old, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

1976 - In the year of Russell Mason's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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Russell Mason passed away in September 1976 at 73 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Russell. He was born on May 19, 1903. We have no information about Russell's family. We know that Russell Mason had been residing in Tavares, Lake County, Florida.

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