Transcribed from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Mason, Walt, poet and humorist, was born at Columbus, Ontario, May 4, 1862, a son of John and Lydia S. (Campbell) Mason. He is self-educated, and in 1880 came to the United States to engage in newspaper work. From 1885 to 1887 he was employed on the Atchison Globe, and later was connected with the Nebraska State journal published at Lincoln. In 1893 he became a paragrapher on the Washington Evening News, and since 1907 has been associated with William Allen White in the publication of the Emporia Gazette. Mr. Mason is the author of "Rhymes of the Range," "Uncle Walt," and a Calendar. His "Poetic Philosophy" has been published in a number of newspapers throughout the country. On Feb. 15, 1893, he was united in marriage with Miss Ella Foss of Wooster, Ohio.

Pages 246-247 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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