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William Mason

(1880 - 1959)

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William Mason
1880 - 1959
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1880
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1959
Park, Australia
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Park, Australia
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William Mason was born in 1880. He was born to Thomas Mason and Mary Sleavin Mason. He died in 1959 in Park, Australia at 79 years of age.
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William Mason died in 1959 in Park, Australia at age 79. He was born in 1880. He was born to Thomas Mason and Mary Sleavin Mason.

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In 1880, in the year that William Mason was born, in October, the "Blizzard of 1880" began in North America - considered the most severe winter ever known in the US. Many areas were snowbound throughout the whole winter, which was made famous in Laura Ingalls Wilder's book The Long Winter.

In 1893, by the time he was merely 13 years old, a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

In 1902, at the age of 22 years old, William was alive when about 150 thousand United Mine Workers went on strike in eastern Pennsylvania for a wage increase and more suitable hours. They eventually got a 10% raise and their workday was reduced from 10 hours to 9. Because winter was coming and most people at the time heated their homes with coal, President Teddy Roosevelt arbitrated between the owners and the workers - the first time that the Federal government arbitrated in a strike.

In 1934, at the age of 54 years old, William was alive when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1959, in the year of William Mason's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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