William Pinckney Mason (1843 - 1922)

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Birthplace: Fauquier Co., Va
Death: Died in Rockville, Md
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About William Pinckney Mason

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William Pinckney Mason (10 January 1843–16 December 1922) was a Lieutenant in the Confederate States Navy. Mason was a great-grandson of George Mason, author of the Virginia Bill of Rights, and his wife Ann Eilbeck.


Early life and education


Mason was born on 10 January 1843 in Alexandria and was the youngest child of a large family born to Dr. Richard Chichester Mason and his wife Lucy Bolling Randolph.


American Civil War


Mason resigned from the United States Navy as an acting midshipman on 19 April 1861. Mason enlisted in the Confederate States Navy where he became an acting midshipman on 11 June 1861. On 7 January 1864, Mason was promoted to master in line of promotion and was made 2nd Lieutenant on 2 June 1864. Mason served on the CSS United States in 1861. Mason later served as commander of the CSS Beaufort and CSS Virginia II.


Marriage and children


Mason married Elizabeth Ruthven McGill on 29 January 1873. He and Elizabeth had three children:

Wardlaw McGill Mason (1876–1936)
Lucius Randolph Mason (28 January 1886–23 November 1984)
Shirley Carter Mason Prescott (12 October 1891–21 March 1972)

Later life


After a brief illness, Mason died on 16 December 1922 at his residence in Rockville, Maryland at the age of 80. He was buried after 16 December 1923 at Rockville Union Cemetery.

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Lieutenant William Pinckney Mason (CSN)'s Timeline

1843
January 10, 1843
Fauquier Co., Va
1872
December 26, 1872
Age 29
Frederick, Md
1922
December 16, 1922
Age 79
Rockville, Md
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Rockville, Md.