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On Monday evening, 3d inst., at 7 1/2 o'clock, JOHN W., infant son of Sarah and the late William Miller, aged 1 year, 10 months and 14 days.
The funeral will take place form the residence of his mother, on Main, between 7th and 8th streets, on this (Wednesday) morning, the 5th inst., at 10 o'clk. The friends and acquaintances of the family, and those of his grandfather, Mr. John Warrock, are respectfully invited to attend without further notice. 
from "The Daily Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Wednesday, August 5, 1857 issue

                                  Miss Pauline M. Morra.
Miss Pauline Marinella Morra died yesterday afternoon in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony L. Morra, 906 1/2 East Broad street. Her funeral will take place from the home this afternoon at 3 o'clock. 
from "The News Leader," Richmond, Va., Tuesday afternoon, May 24, 1910 issue
In Chesterfield county, on the morning of the 22d instant. Mr. JOHN MURCHIE*, in the 82d year of his age. His friends and acquaintances and those of the family, are requested to attend his funeral, at his late residence, to-day at 11 o'clock,  A. M., without further notice.
from the "Daily Richmond Whig," Richmond, Va., Wednesday morning, March 23, 1831 issue

                              Death of Mrs. Malone.
  Mrs. A. F. Malone died at the family residence on Fourth street n. e. at 8 o'clock Sunday evening at the age of 53 years of bronchial consumption, from which she has suffered for a long time. Deceased was born in Ireland and removed from there to Pennsylvania, where she lived until removing with her husband to this city about twelve years ago. She leaves a husband and four children, two sons and wo daughters. One son, W. F. Malone, is a clerk in the Roanoke Machine Works, and T. H. Malone is a machinist in the same establishment. The funeral services will take place this morning at St. Andrew's Church, after which the remains will be taken to Philadelphia, where they will be interred in the Catholic Cemetery.                
from "The Roanoke Times," Roanoke, Va., Tuesday, March 24, 1896 issue

  Died, at the residence of her husband in the county of Amherst on the 14th of January, MRS. MARTHA S. MAYS, consort of Jefferson Mays in the 29th year of her age, after a brief but severe illness, which she bore with patience unto the end, being perfectly resigned to the will of her Heavenly Father. She had been a consistent memebr of the Baptist Church about seven years. As a wife she acted well her part; as a mother, she was affectionate; as a neighbor, she was kind. She leaves a husband and three children.
from the "Daily Lynchburg Virginian," Lynchburg, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1862 issue, p. 3, c. 5
  MARTIN-Died at his residence, 906N. 1st Street, Jan. 22, 1895, Mr. Baker Martin in the fortieth year of his age. He died in the full assurance of faith. He leaves a wife, a son, a daughter and two grand children to mourn their loss. His funeral took place Thursday morning from the Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Rev. W. E. Graham, officiated.
from  "The Planet," Richmond, Va., Saturday, Jan. 26, 1895 issue
  Departed this life on the first day of the present month, John Mosby Morris, son of Austin Morris, late of the county of Hanover, in the bloom of life.
from  "The Enquirer," Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1812 issue
                              Edward Mayton.
PETERSBURG, VA., October 6.-Edward Mayton, the fourteen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. I. Mayton, died last night after a long illness from typhoid fever. He was apparently much improved until a very short while before death.
from  "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Sun., Oct. 7, 1906 issue
MARTIN.-Sunday night, August 18th, 1889, at the residence of her husband Henry P. Martin, Norfolk county, Va., LUCIE T. MARTIN*, daughter of Mrs. Ann J. Cook of Mecklenburg county, Va., aged 47 years.
  from  the "Norfolk Virginian," Norfolk, Va., Fri., Aug. 23, 1889 issue, front page, c. 2
  MERCER.-Died, in Greenville, S. C., Friday, February 26th, at 2 o'clock A. M., Mrs. FANNIE P. MERCER, beloved wife of Rev. I. M. Mercer.
  Her remains will arrive in Richmond Sunday at 7:15 A. M. at Richmond and Danville depot.
  Notice of funeral service will be announced hereafter.
  from  the "Richmond Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Sat., Feb. 27, 1892 issue, p. 3
                   Mrs. B. P. R. McWane.
LYNCHBURG, VA., June 20.-Mrs. Blanche Powell Roberts McWane, 59 years of age, wife of the late Henry R. McWane, died at her home here Wednesday morning after an illness of seven months. She was a daughter of the late John G. roberts and a native of Richmond, but she had spent most of er life here. She was a member of First Christian Church, and is survived by the following children; Lawrence H. McWane, Lynchburg; John R. McWane, Chicago; Fred W. McWne, Lynchburg; Mrs. P. B. Harrag, Wilmington, N. C.; Mrs. E. Barksdale and Misses Lucile, Lena, Verna and Edith McWane, of Lynchburg. Brothers and sisters surviving are; Mrs. T. H. Tyson, Norfolk; Mrs. J. F. Johnson, Alderson, W. Va.; Mrs. A. F. Ferguson, Erwin, Tenn.; Mrs. J. R. Adams, Mrs. J. L. Jennings, and Mrs. J. S. Wright and John G. Roberts, of this city and W. T. Roberts, of Washington.
  from  the"Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Thurs., June 21, 1923 issue
                                  George T. Moore.
  Fredericksburg, Va., June 3.-George T. Moore, a well known farmer of Stafford county, died yesterday at his home near Mountain View, aged sixty-four years. He is survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters.
  from  "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Sat., June 4, 1910 issue, p. 5, c. 6
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MUNDAY.-Died, Thursday morning, after a short illness in this city, of co_bro menningitis, Dr. BENJAMIN MUNDAY, late of the medical staff, United States army, in the 41st year of his age. Interment in family burying-ground, at "Liberty Hall," King William county, Va., FRIDAY.
  from  the "Richmond Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Fri., May 5, 1899 issue
                           Miss Lutheria Marshall.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA., Feb. 6.-Miss Lutheria Marshall died a few days ago at her home, in Greene county, of paralysis, aged sixty-four years. She was the eldest of fifteen children, and is survived by four brothers and one sister.
  from  "The Tinmes-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Tues., Feb. 6, 1905 issue
                          JOHNSON MARSHALL.
  The obsequies of Johnson Marshall, father of Mrs. L. W. Pond, will be held at 1116 Hull street, Manchester, Va., today. Relatives in Norfolk have gone to Manchester to attend the funeral.
  from  the "Virginian-Pilot," Norfolk, Va., Fri., Nov. 12, 1909 issue, p. 4, c. 2
                        Mrs. Mattie A. Mitchell.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA., Feb. 13.-Mrs. Mattie A. Mitchell, 62, of Greenfield, Nelson County, died yesterday at a local hospital, to which she was rushed a few days ago in a critical condition. The body was sent on the noon train to Afton, and then by conveyance to her late home in Greenfield, where the funeral and interment will be held. Mrs. Mitchell was a native of Amherst County, daughter of the late Jackson Camden. She is survived by her husband, J. L. Mitchell and several children.
  from  the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Weds., Feb. 14, 1923 issue
                        Robert S. Milliner.
LOCUSTVILLE, VA., Feb. 12.-Another Confederate veteran answered the last roll call, when Robert S. Milliner, 81, died at his home here February 7. He served throughout the war and established a record for personal courage. He is survived by his second wife, four children by a former marriage, Mrs. Frank Jones and Wilbur J. Milliner, Locustville; Mrs. Carroll C. Kellam and Cary F. Milliner, Onley; a sister, Mrs. William T. Bradford, Daugherty; a brother, William C. Milliner, Accomac, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Anita Dormer, Detroit, Mich.
  from  the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Weds., Feb. 14, 1923 issue
                                J. W. Morris.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA., March 23.-J. W. Morris, of Middlesex county, died at his home Thursday, aged forty years. He is survived by his widow and one son.
  from  "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Tues., March 24, 1908 issue, p. 2, c. 6
                                  Mrs. T. J. Mays.
LYNCHBURG, VA., March 23.-Mrs. Lizzie Mays, wife of T. J. Mays, died last night at her home in Aherst county, four miles from the city. Her death was due to pneumonia. The deceased was thurty-two years of age, and is survived by her husband and six children.
  from  "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Tues., March 24, 1908 issue, p. 2, c. 5
                              Felix F. Marks.
Funeral services for Felix F. Marks, 29, secretary of the Harry Marks Clothing Company and son of Harry Marks, who died Monday night, at 9 o'clock, will be conducted this morning at 11 o'clock from the home of his father, 710 North Boulevard. Interment will be in the Hebrew Cemetery.
  from  the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Weds., March 21, 1923 issue
                      Mrs. Mary Gertrude McWhirt.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA., March 20.-Mrs. Mary Gertrude McWhirt, 78, wife of Joseph B. McWhirt, died at her home in this city yesterday, following an illness of two weeks. Besides her husband, who is a Confederate veteran, she leaves five children.
  from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Weds., March 21, 1923 issue
                     Mrs. Thomas J. Mahoney.
Mrs. Thomas J. Mahoney died very suddenly about half-past 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of her son, Mr. Simon J,. Mahoney, No. 1813 east Franklin street. She was taken ill about 4 o'clock, she grew much worse in an hour. Mr. Mahoney, her son, who works at Kinghan & Cods?), was summoned, but she died just before his arrival.
Mrs. Mahoney was born 50 years ago in County Ciare, Ireland. Her husband, who was a captain in the Eighth Royal Irish Regiment, died from wounds in 1877. His widow came to this country in 1885. She is survived by three sons-Simon J., T. J., and Michael M. Mahoney-all of this city.
Mrs. Mahoney was a member of the St. Peter's Cathedral, from which her funeral will take place at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon.
  from "The Richmond Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Sun., April 8, 1905 issue
                             Miss Bettie Martin.
OFFLEY, HANOVER CO., VA., Dec. 20.-Miss Bettie Martin died of pneumonia Friday night and was buried Sunday in the old family burying ground at Caufields, Caroline county. She leaves two brothers-Mr. Edmund Martin, with whom she lived, and Mr. Robert Martin, of Caroline.
  from "The Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Weds., Dec. 21, 1904 issue, p. 12, c. 7
                    DIES FROM INJURIES.
Thomas Mason, Accidentally Shot by Boy Out Hunting, Succumbs at Hospital.
Thomas Mason died at St. Elizabeth's Hospital at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mr. Mason was accidentally shot by Philip Stone, the fourteen-year-old son of J. M. Stone, of Ashland, Friday afternoon. The accident occurred on the farm of James Cox, near Ashland, when the youth was hunting birds with a small-caliber rifle. The ball struck Mr. Mason near the base of the brain, severed his spinal column, and rendered him unconscious.        
  from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Mon., Nov. 26, 1917 issue
  Died, in this city, yesterday evening at 3 o'clock, at the residence of his father, John W. Moody, on Twenty-ninth street, Church Hill, SAMUEL J. MOODY, in the nineteenth year of his age, of spinal meningitis.
  His illness was brief, but his sufferings many and severe. He was an only son.
                         Safe in the arms of Jesus  
                         He now forever rests.
  Funeral at Leigh-Street Baptist church TOMORROW (Friday) AFTERNOON at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will attend without further notice.                     
  from the "Richmond Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Thurs., Jan. 5, 1882 issue.
  The remains of Donald D. McPherson, the carpenter who was accidently killed in this city Wednesday, were this morning sent to Newport News for funeral and interment, being accompanied there by the family and a delegation from the Carpenters' Union here. There were beautiful floral tributes, among them two very large and magnificent designs-"Gates Ajar" and a standing wreath.                      
  from "The Ledger-Dispatch," Norfolk, Va., Fri. Afternoon, Oct. 2, 1908 issue, p. 13
                      Deaths in Roanoke.
Mr. Albert Francis Galiton May, one of the oldest citizens of this section, died to-day at the residence of his son, aged 88 years.                     
  from "The Times-Dispatch,"Richmond, Va., Fri., Sept. 9, 1904 issue, p. 7
                      George W. McNamee.
George W. McNamee died yeterday at his home on the Seven Pines car line. The funeral will take place to-day on arrival of the street car leaving Richmond at 2:20 P. M., from Twenty-ninth and P. streets.
Mr. McNamee was a member of the Richmond Howitzers during the war, enlisting in that command as it passed near hs home in Maryland; three days before the battle of Gettysburg. Three days after his enlistment he lost a leg in the battle of July 3, 1863. Later he rejoined his company with a wooden leg, and remained in the service until the close of the war.
R. E. Lee Camp, ConfederateVeterans has appointed the following detail, which will attend the funeral, meeting at the Twenty-ninth Street car station at 2:20 o'clock: Lieutenant-Commander T. Catesby Jones, W. H. Lightfoot, James T. Gray, J. Taylor Ellyson, Joseph V. Bidgood, Charles A. Harrington, H.C. G. Hartman and W. E. Moore.
Other members of the Lee Camp and a delegation from the Howitzer Association will attend the funeral.
  from "The Times-Dispatch,"Richmond, Va., Weds., Jan.25, 1911 issue, p. 2, c. 6
  DIED]-At Wakefield, his residence, in the county of Goochland, on Sunday the 1st inst. Col. HEATH J. MILLER, in the 57th year of his age, after a short but severe and painful illness of ten days. Suffering the disease which terminated his existence, he manifested the same fortitude of spirit and patience of suffering, which he exhibited in his whole life, and met death with that firmness and tranquility of mind, which might have been expected by those best acquainted with the uniform character of his heart and actions; for, he literally "smiled even in death."
His honesty, strict integrity and disinterested friendship very justly endeared him to his numerous acquaintances; but to his nearer friends, including his disconsolate wife and children, he was more than endeared-nothing earthly can repair their loss. Few men in his sphere of action have died more regretted-none with a brighter, purer conscience, or have left a reputation more unsullied.
By those who knew Col. Miller best, he was most beloved; and long in his own neighbourhood will his name be remembered and often repeated with that warm affection, which is always the fruit of a generous and charitable conduct.
  from the "Richmond Enquirer,"Richmond, Va., Sat., Feb. 14, 1818 issue, p. 3, c. 5
                               Mrs. H. C. Maupin.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA., May 15.-Mrs. Mary L. Maupin, wife of H. C. Maupin, died yesterday morning at her home at Free Union, this county, after a brief illness. She was the youngest daughter of the late Captain R. D. and Frances Isabella Blackwell Bruce Burrus, and was born anbd reared near Free Union. On February 29, 1876, she married Mr. Maupin, who survives, with the folowing children; Mrs. F. M. Bruce, of Brown's Cove, Va.; Mrs. L. M. Dudley, of Clifton Forge, Va.; H. C. Maupin, Jr., of Richmond; C. J. Maupin, of Baltimore; W. B. Maupin, of Free Union, and Misses Nellie and Effie Maupin, of this county. There are fourteen grandchildren. Mrs. Maupin is also survived by one sister, Mrs. H. H. Bing, of this city, and two brothers, B. B. Burrus, of free Union, and W. D. Burrus, of Byron, Mo.
  from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch,"Richmond, Va., Fri., May 16, 1924 issue
MURPHY, WILLIAM JOSEPH-At Virginia Beach, Va., Wednesday, July 1st, 1931, at 12:45 o'clock p. m., WILLIAM JOSEPH, husband of Alice Carey Murphy, and son of Alex and the late Mary Granning Murphy, aged 41 years.
  -Remains will be taken from H. D. Oliver's Funeral Apartments Nos. 610-612 East Freemason street, THIS (Thursday) AFTERNOON, to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., for funeral and interment.
  from "The Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch," Norfolk, Va., Thurs., July 2, 1931 issue
  MURDEN-At the family residence, 566 Ferguson avenue, Norfolk, Tuesday night, June 30, 1931, at 9:45 o'clock, E. THILBERT MURDEN, a native of Princess Anne County, a son of the late Duran and Mrs. Ammie Frances Ward Murden, and husband of Mrs. Mattie A. Wilbur Murden, aged 73 years.
  The body will be removed from the funeral home of Graham and Sykes, 124 East Berkley avenue, this (Wednesday) morning, to the residence, where funeral services will be conducted THURSDAY AFTERNOON, July 2, at 4 o'clock. Friends invited. Burial will be in the family lot in Ward's Burial ground, Salem.
  from "The Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch," Norfolk, Va., Thurs., July 2, 1931 issue
  MOORE.-Died, at his residence, No. 105 east Marshall street, January 28th,at 6 o'clock A. M., Mrs. MARIA C. MOORE, relict of J. W. Moore, deceased.
Funeral will take place from St. Mary's church, corner of First and Gay streets, JANUARY 29th at 3 o'clock P. M. Friends of the family are invited to attend.
  from "The Richmond Dispatch,"Richmond, Va., Thurs., Jan. 29, 1891 issue, p. 3
  MEADER.-Died, at the residece of her husband, 2109 east Franklin street, MOLLIE E., beloved wife of John Meader and daughter of John L. and Eliza Johnson, of Scottsville, Albemarle county, Va., in the twenty-fourth year of her age.
Funeral will take place at East-End Baptist church TO-DAY (Saturday) at half-past 3 o'clock P. M. Friends respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
  from "The Richmond Dispatch,"Richmond, Va., Sat., Dec. 12, 1891 issue
  MOSBY.-Died, on Friday, December 11, 1891, at 12 M.,(?) at the residence  of her brother, J. D. Mosby, Miss MARY E. MOSBY.
Funeral from above residence at 3 P. M. SATURDAY, December 12, 1891.
  from "The Richmond Dispatch,"Richmond, Va., Sat., Dec. 12, 1891 issue
                  Funeral of Miss Morris.
Funeral services for Miss Emily Taylor Morris, who died Friday evening at 6:30 o'clock, will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from her home, 1621 West Grace Street. Burial will be in Hollywood. The Rev. W. E. Mann will officiate.
Miss Morris was the only daughter of the late Edmund Taylor Morris and Mary Ann Pendleton Morris of "The Meadow," Caroline County.
George C. Brooke, Dr. H. R. Carter, Dr. Alan Chenery, C. M. Hunter, Morris Hunter and W. P. Hunter will be active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers include Tate Chenery, Richard L. Chenery, James D. Barker, Dr. D. Mead Mann, James L. Hunter, E. T. Morris, W. K. Jones and J. M. Cardoza.
  from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch,"Richmond, Va., Sun., June 29, 1930 issue, p. 6, c. 2
                                   Joe Maxey.
RANSONS, June 28--Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon for Joe Maxey, who died Thursday at his home near Melia, Va. Mr. Maxey had been in ill health for several months.
He leaves besides his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Bransford Banton and Mrs. Mayo Ayres; also four sons, Allen Maxey, Lewis Maxey, B. W. Maxey and Ballard Maxey. 
  from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch,"Richmond, Va., Sun., June 29, 1930 issue, p. 6, c. 3
                                  S. Munson.
BURKEVILLE, VA., May 15.-Mr. S. Munson, of Chicago, Ill., who has been living here for the past six or eight weeks. He was eighty-eight years old.
His son, Dr. George Munson, of New York, will arrive on the night train, and accompany the remains to Albany, N. Y., where the interment will take place.
  from "The Times-Dispatch,"Richmond, Va., Tues., May 16, 1905 issue, p. 4, c. 6
                                 A. F. Morris.
Mr. A. F. Morris died at his home, No. 605 South Pine Street, at 8:30 o'clock yesterday morning. He is survived by his wife and two children.
The funeral will take place from the Pine Street Baptist Church at 3 o'clock this afternoon.

  MORRIS.-Died, at his home, 605 South Pine Street, at 8:30 A. M. Monday, A. F. MORRIS.
    Funeral at 3 o'clock  THIS AFTERNOON.           
  from "The Times-Dispatch,"Richmond, Va., Tues., Dec. 4, 1906 issue, p. 8, c. 5 & 6
                              Mrs. Daniel Miller.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA., December 3.-Mrs. Daniel Miller, Sr., died suddenly of heart disease a few days ago, at her home near Stanardsville, in Greene county. She was found dead in her bed, and when seen a short time before, was apparently in her usual health. She is survived by her husband, three sons and four brothers.           
  from "The Times-Dispatch,"Richmond, Va., Tues., Dec. 4, 1906 issue, p. 8, c. 5
                             MRS. ALICE MARTIN.
Mrs. Alice Martin died at the residence of her daughter, 1906 Powhatan street, and funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Wednesday from the home, with interment at Riverview. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Emma Thompson, and a son, Thomas Martin, of Caroline county, Va.
  from "The Richmond News Leader"Richmond, Va., Tues., Jan. 15, 1929 issue, p. 18, c. 8
                           R. C. L. Moncure, Sr.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA., August 6.--R. C. L. Moncure, Sr., a prominent citizen and Confederate veteran of Stafford County, died at his home yesterday from the effects of blood poisoning, at the age of eighty-five years. He was a son of the late R. C. L. Moncure, who was for years president of the Virginia Court of Appeals. He is survived by three sons, two daughters, one brother and five sisters. The funeral took place this afternoon from historic Aquia Epicopal Church, in Stafford County. Interment was made in the family lot in the church cemetery.
  from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Tues., Aug. 7, 1917 issue, p. 3
                           Mrs. Gay Munsey
Mrs. Poppie Burchett Munsey wife of Gay Munsey of near Pennington Gap died at her home last Thursday and was laid to rest at the old family burying ground near Jonesville. She is survived by  her husband and two children. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. D. W. White before the remains were taken away for burial.
  from the "Powell Valley News," Pennington Gap, Va., Friday, June 10, 1927 issue, front page, c. 1
                          Miss Annie McCord.
WINCHESTER, VA., March 24.-Miss Annie McCord, eighty-nine years old, member of a pioneer Winchester family, died yesterday of pneumonia. She was engaged in the millinery business many years, and had a wide acquaintance in the Virginia Valley. One sister, Miss Mattie McCord, of this city, survives. A brother, James McCord, was a well-known Confederate sharpshooter, and was killed during the battle of Kernstown, having been struck in the forehead by a bullet from the enemy.
  from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Thursday, March 25, 1915 issue, p. 3, c. 5
                          Charles A. Moore.
Funeral services for Charles A. Moore, who died Friday at his residence in Hanover County, will be conducted this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the grave in Oakwood Cemetery.
  from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Sunday, October 5, 1924 issue, p. 10, c. 7
                               Death in Loudoun.
LEESBURG, VA., October 13.-Colonel A. T. Miller one of the most prominent citizens of Loudoun county, died suddenly to-day at his home, near Lovettsville. He was a through business-man, an extensive dealer in stock and fat cattle, and was widely and well known, and greatly esteemed. He was Treasurer of the county for years. His health had been failing for some time, though he was quite active to the hour of his death. He was about 77 years of age.
from "The Richmond Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Thursday, October 14, 1897 issue,
p. 4, c. 4

On Friday last, in the 70th year of his age, Mr. THOMAS M'DOUGALL, a native of Ireland, but for many years an inhabitant of this borough.
from the "Winchester Gazette," Winchester, Va., Wednesday, February 11, 1801 issue, p. 3, c. 2

Conducted Stone Contracting Business Many Years and Was Prominent in Masonic Circles.
William R. Mason, one of Richmond's best-known business men, died yesterday evening at 6:35 o'clock at his home, 6 North Addison Street, aged 72 years. Arrangements for the funeral will be announced today. Mr. Mason is survived by one son, Stanley Mason, of Allentown, Pa., and three daughters, Miss Isobel Mason, Mrs. J. D. Lyle, of Suffolk, and Miss Jean Mason, and two granddaughters.
He had for many years conducted a marble and granite business, his plant being located at Marshall and Lombardy Streets. His last illness dated from October 20, when he was subjected to a serious operation, following which he gradually weakened. For many years Mr. Mason was active in masonic circle, being a member at hte timeof his death, of Dove Lodge, No. 51, and Amity Lodge No. 76, and a member of the Masonic Home. His funeral will be under Masonic auspices.
from the "Richmond Times-Dispatch," Richmond, Va., Saturday, January 8, 1921 issue, p. 2, c. 3