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Descendants of Francis de Bourdon

Source Citations

4493. Elizabeth Downing Mason

1California, Death Index, 1940-1997, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP6G-QF2. "Name: Elizabeth Downing Peterson
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 06 Sep 1946
Event Place: San Francisco, California, United States
Birth Date: 29 Aug 1892
Birthplace: Kentucky
Gender: Female
Father's Name: Mason
Mother's Name: Borden." Image.

William John Ahrens

1Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QG16-5HPT. "Name: William John Ahrens
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 19 Aug 1913
Event Place: Nogales, Santa Cruz, Arizona, United States
Event Place: Nogales
Gender: Male
Age: 25
Birth Year (Estimated): 1888
Spouse's Name: Elisabeth Downing Mason
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age: 21
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1892
Reference ID:
GS Film Number:
Digital Folder Number: 007541722
Image Number: 00077

Citing this Record
"Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QG16-5HPT : 29 November 2018), William John Ahrens and Elisabeth Downing Mason, 19 Aug 1913; citing Marriage, Nogales, Santa Cruz, Arizona, United States, Arizona Department of Libraries, Archives, and Public Records, Phoenix; FHL microfilm 007541722." Image.

2California, Death Index, 1940-1997. "Name: AHRENS, WILLIAM J
Social Security #: 568202520
Birth Date: 10 Aug 1888
Birthplace: NEW YORK
Death Date: 24 Mar 1967
Death Place: LOS ANGELES."

31920 U.S. Census, T625_51 pg 19B, 20 Jan 1920. "Ahrens, William J. Head MW 31 M New York New York New York Agent Depot
------, Catherine F. daughter FW 5 S Arizona New York Arizona
------, Richard Lee son MW 4 2/12 S Arizona New York Arizona
Borden, Emma Antie FW 71 S Arkansas North Carolina Kentucky."

7372. Catharine "Kitty" Fauntleroy Ahrens

1U.S. Social Security Death Index. "Name: Catharine Watkins
SSN: 576-05-2822
Last Residence: 97520  Ashland, Jackson, Oregon, United States of America
Born: 18 Aug 1914
Died: Jan 1982
State (Year) SSN issued: Hawaii (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Number: 576-05-2822;
Issue State: Hawaii;
Issue Date: Before 1951."

2Oregon Death Index, 1898-2008. "Name: Catharine A Watkins
Age: 67
Birth Date: 18 Aug 1914
Death Date: 6 Jan 1982
Death Place: Jackson
Certificate: 82-00411."

7374. John Philip Hunter Peterson

1Arizona State Department Of Health, Arizona Certificate, Birth 455, 1 Aug 1918, Arizona Territorial Board Of Health. http://genealogy.az.gov/azbirth/426/4260595.pdf

There is no name on this birth certificate. Although W.J. Ahrens is listed as the father, it was suggested by a daughter of Lorraine (Jackies) sister that Jack and Lorraine's father was John Suman.

2U.S. Social Security Death Index. "SSN: 566-14-5718
Last Residence: 91401 Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Born: 28 Jul 1918
Died: 12 May 1995 State (Year)
SSN issued: California (Before 1951 )."

John Jacob Suman

1California, Death Index, 1905-1939, Ancestry.com. "Name: John J Suman
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 12 Jun 1896
Birthplace: New York
Death Date: 10 Jan 1972
Death Place: Orange."

21930 U.S. Census, T626_132 pg 25A, 14 Apr 1930. "Suman, John J. Head MW 34 M 25 New York District of Columbia Texas Auditor Railway
-----, Grace T. Wife FW 32 M Arizona Indiana Oregon."

Kenneth Berry Peterson

11930 U.S. Census, Roll 58 pg 8A, 10 Apr 1930. "Peterson, K. Berry  Head  M W 38  M 32 Indiana Indiana Kentucky
--------, Elizabeth D.  Wife  F W 37 M 20 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
--------, Jack P. adopted son  M W 11 Arizona New York Kentucky."

4494. Sarah Yeiser Mason

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11705237. "Screenwriter. She won an Academy Award for her adaptation of "Little Women" (1933), which she shared with her husband and collaborator, Victor Heerman. They also co-scripted that film's 1949 MGM remake. Her other credits include "Bright Skies" (1920), "Alias Jimmy Valentine" (1928), "The Broadway Melody" (1929), "The Age of Innocence" (1934), "Imitation of Life" (1934), "The Little Minister" (1934), "Magnificent Obsession" (1935), "Stella Dallas" (1937), and "Golden Boy" (1939). Mason was born in Pima, Arizona. Although she was one of the top screenwriters of her time, her greatest contribution to film was on the technical side: she was the very first script supervisor, or continuity clerk. This person's job is to keep track of every detail of a filmed shot so that the position of the actors, costumes, props, and background will match in the next take. Mason suggested the idea to director Allan Dwan, who accepted it for his film "Arizona" (1918). The script supervisor remains an unsung but important part of the moviemaking process." Image.

Victor Eugene Heerman

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=22506966. "Motion Picture Director. He started in movies in the 1910s, writing and directing short comedies for Mack Sennett. Later he married Sarah Y. Mason, the very first "continuity girl" in the business, and as a writing team they won an Academy Award for best screenplay adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel "Little Women" in 1933. They had two children, Victor and Catherine (godparents Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks). Heerman is perhaps best remembered for directing the Marx Brothers' second film, "Animal Crackers" (1930), a version of their Broadway hit. He lived to see the film revived in 1974, filling even first-run theaters in New York." Image.

4497. Catharine Fauntleroy Mason

1California, Death Index, 1940-1997. "Name: Catharine Fauntleroy Williams
[Catharine Fauntleroy Mason]  
Social Security #: 569240112  
Birth Date: 19 Sep 1899
Birthplace: Missouri  
Death Date: 30 Nov 1982
Death Place: Los Angeles  
Mother's Maiden Name: Fauntleroy  
Father's Surname: Mason  
Source Citation: Place: Los Angeles;
Date: 30 Nov 1982;
Social Security: 569240112."

George W. Gurnee

1California, Death Index, 1940-1997. "Name: GURNEE, GEORGE WILLIAM
Social Security #: 0
Birth Date: 23 Sep 1897
Birthplace: NEW YORK
Death Date: 18 Oct 1942
Death Place: ALAMEDA
Mother's Maiden Name: SCULLY
Father's Surname: GURNEE."

21930 U.S. Census, Roll 217 pg 16A. "Gurnee, George W.  Waiter  M W. 33 Div.  New York Waiter Hospital dining room."

7381. Mary Catharine Gurnee

1BillionGraves.com, https://billiongraves.com/grave/person/18151143. Image.

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/66963716. Image.

4498. Margaret Gex Mason

1California, Death Index, 1940-1997, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP25-1ZG. Image.

Lloyd Steele Leeson

11930 U.S. Census, FHF 2339917 roll 182 pg 5A, 8 Apr 1930. "Leeson, Lloyd S. Head MW 36 M 26 Minnesota Canada Tennessee Broker Real Estate
------, Margret G. Wife FW 29 M 19 Oklahoma Illinois Kentucky
------, Richard L. Son MW 8 S California Minnesota Oklahoma
------, Sally R. Daughter FW 0/12 S California Minnesota Oklahoma
Mason, Mary P. Sister-in-law FW 20 S Arizona Illinois Kentucky."

21940 U.S. Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K94J-5ZQ. "Name: Lloyd Leeson
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Ward 7, Riverside, Riverside Judicial Township, Riverside, California, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 45
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birthplace: Minnesota
Birth Year (Estimated): 1895
Last Place of Residence: Same House
District: 33-62A
Family Number: 156
Sheet Number and Letter: 7A
Line Number: 23
Affiliate Publication Number: T627
Affiliate Film Number: 278
Digital Folder Number: 005456343
Image Number: 00701

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Lloyd Leeson Head M 45 Minnesota
Margaret Leeson Wife F 38 Oklahoma
Richard Leeson Son M 18 California
Sally Leeson Daughter F 10 California." Image.

7383. Sallie Rae Leeson

1Department of Health Services, California Birth Index, 1905-1995, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VL58-P7S. ""California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VL58-P7S : 27 November 2014), Sally Rea Leeson, 01 Nov 1929; citing Orange, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento." Image.

2California Death Index, 1940-1997, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VP71-SBW. ""California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VP71-SBW : 26 November 2014), Sally Rea Herring, 24 Nov 1955; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento." Image.

4499. Philip Gray Mason

1U.S. Social Security Death Index. "Name: Philip Mason
SSN: 564-18-3290  
Last Residence: 90029  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Born: 12 Feb 1904
Died: Sep 1984
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Number: 564-18-3290;
Issue State: California;
Issue Date: Before 1951."

2California, Death Index, 1940-1997, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VG1F-L88. "Name: Philip G Mason
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 04 Sep 1984
Event Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Birth Date: 12 Feb 1904
Birthplace: Texas
Gender: Male

Citing this Record:
"California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VG1F-L88 : 26 November 2014), Philip G Mason, 04 Sep 1984; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento." Image.

Katharine Wheelock Dumas

1U.S. Social Security Death Index. "SSN: 564-30-3497
Last Residence: 73072 Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States of America
Born: 26 Dec 1914
Died: 31 Jul 2000 State (Year)
SSN issued: California (Before 1951 )."

7385. James Dumas Mason

1California, Death Index, 1940-1997, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPH1-FXP. Image.

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/85460861. Image.

4500. Emma Drury Mason

1California Death Index, 1940-1997, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VGPP-K3R. Image.

Harold Leslie Herrmann

1U.S. Social Security Death Index. "SSN: 526-01-4347
Last Residence: 85006 Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States of America
Born: 5 Jan 1891
Died: Feb 1960 State (Year)
SSN issued: Arizona (Before 1951 )."

21930 U.S. Census, Roll 57 pg 2B, 3 Apr 1930. "Herrmann, Leslie  Head M W 39 S New Mexico Illinois Iowa  bookkeeper copper concentration
--------, Belle  Mother F W 62 Wid Iowa Indiana Indiana."

4502. John Mets Mason

1Arizona State Department Of Health, Arizona Certificate, Birth #274, reg 84, 1911, Arizona Territorial Board Of Health. "John Mets Mason born in Tucson, Pima, Arizona at 9:45 P.M. Male. 26Apr1911. Father: Richard L. Mason, 45, white, of Tucson. Birthplace: Illinois. Occupation: Dispatcher (R.R.) Mother: Catherine Borden (maiden name), 43, white, of Tucson. Birthplace: Kentucky. Housewife.". Image.

2Arizona State Department Of Health, Arizona Certificate, Death # L028491. Image.

3U.S. Social Security Death Index. "Name: John M. Mason
SSN: 526-01-5096
Last Residence: 85710  Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States of America
Born: 26 Apr 1911
Died: 11 Jan 1998
State (Year) SSN issued: Arizona (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Number: 526-01-5096;
Issue State: Arizona;
Issue Date: Before 1951."

4FindaGrave.com, 15 Jan 1998. Image.

51940 U.S. Census, T627_113 pg 18B, 19 Apr 1940. "Mason, John Head MW 28 M Arizona R Gila Arizona Book Keeper mine office
-----, Ruth wife FW 26 M Oklahoma R Gila Arizona
Hamer, John Dayton Head MW 27 M Nebraska Omaha Douglas Nebraska Medical Doctor Private Practice
-----, Louise Wife FW 27 M Nebraske R Buffalo Nebraska." Image.

Ruth Allen Thomas

1Arizona State Department Of Health, Arizona Certificate, Marriage License, Arizona Territorial Board Of Health. "MARRIAGE LICENSE: State of Arizona, County of Pima. Authority to join in marriage John M. Mason, age 25 and Ruth A. Thomas, age 22. Witnessed 2nd of May 1936. Lenna H. Burges, Clerk of the Superior Court.
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE: State of Arizona, County of Pima. I do hereby certify that John M. Mason and Ruth A. Thomas were joined in Marriage by me at Tucson, in the county of Pima, State of Arizona, on the 22nd day of May 1936. Edgar C. Burnz, Minister. Witnesses: Mrs. H.L. Herrmann & R.L. Mason.
Certificate of Record: Filed and Recorded June 8th, 1936 at 4:00 in Book 14 of Marriages, at page 563. Lenna H. Burges, Clerk of the Superior Court.
Registered copy in John Mason file. Issued on 16th day of May 1947 by Belle D. Hall."

2Arizona State Department Of Health, Arizona Certificate, Marriage Certificate. Image.

3State of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Certificate, Birth Certificate, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Vital Records Section, 1000 Northeast Tenth Street, P.O. Box 53551, Oklahoma City, OK 73152. Image.

4Department of Health, Utah Certificate, Death # 614592, State of Utah, 610 S. 200 E., Salt Lake City, Utah. Image.

5U.S. Social Security Death Index, Death # 18-3747, 6 Sep 2000. "Name: Ruth A. Mason
SSN: 527-54-0408  
Last Residence: 84115  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States of America
Born: 21 Jun 1913
Died: 2 Sep 2000
State (Year) SSN issued: Arizona (1956)
Source Citation: Number: 527-54-0408;
Issue State: Arizona;
Issue Date: 1956."

Thomas Z. Williams

11900 U.S. Census, FHL 124_1623 pg 10A, 23 Jun 1900. "Williams, Thomas Z. Head WM Nove 1862 37 M 12 Mississippi Unknown Unknown Locomotive engineer
--------, Laura wife WF Aug 1867 32 M 12 4 3 Arkansas Indiana Arkansas
--------, Roland son WM April 1892 8 S Texas Mississippi Arkansas at school
--------, Russell son WM May 1894 6 S Texas Mississippi Arkansas
--------, Ruth daughter WF Jun 1896 3 S Texas Mississippi Arkansas."

4504. William Carson Bray

1Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950, Vol 4, roll 1949 cert # 770. "Name: William Car Bray
Estimated Birth Year: 1870
Age: 79
Death Day: 22
Death Month: Jan
Death Year: 1949
County: Pulaski
Volume Number: 4
Roll Number: 1949
Certificate Number: 770."

21900 U.S. Census, FHL 12400_74 pg 10A, 11 Jun 1900. "Bray, William C. Lodger WM Aug 1870 29 S Illinois Unknown Arkansas Coppersmith."

31910 U.S. Census, T624_62 pg 15A, 26 Apr 1910. "Bray, William C. Head MW 39 M1 6 Texas Texas Texas Proprietor Plumbing Co.
----, Mamie Wife FW 32 M1 6 0 0 Missouri Ireland Ireland
Haley, William Brother-in-law MW 24 S Arkansas Ireland Ireland Boiler Maker Railroad Shop
-----, Agnes Sister-in-law FW 22 S Arkansas Ireland Ireland Trained nurse private family
-----, Elenor Sister-in-law FW 26 Arkansas Ireland Ireland Sales lady China Store
-----, Clennie Sister-in-law FW 15 S Arkansas Ireland Ireland."

41920 U.S. Census, T625_79 pg 8B, 19 Jan 1920. "Bray, William Head MW 46 M Illinois Illinois Illinois ??
----, Mamie Wife FW 40 M Missouri Ireland Ireland
----, William Son MW 8 S Arkansas Illinois Missouri
Healey, William B. Brother-in-law MW 36 S Arkansas Ireland Ireland."

51930 U.S. Census, FHL 2339826 roll 91 pg 3B, 3 Apr 1930. "Bray, William C. Head MW 59 M 33 Illinois Illinois Arkansas
----, Mamie Wife FW 50 M 24 Arkansas Ireland Iowa
Healey, William B. Brother-in-law MW 43 S Arkansas Ireland Iowa
Bray, William C. Jr Son MW 18 S Arkansas Illinois Arkansas
----, Warren J Son MW 9 S Arkansas Illinois Arkansas."

7395. William Carson Bray Jr.

1U.S. Social Security Death Index. "Name: William Bray  
SSN: 429-03-8232
Last Residence: 72205  Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States of America
Born: 29 Aug 1911
Died: Sep 1981
State (Year) SSN issued: Arkansas (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Number: 429-03-8232;
Issue State: Arkansas;
Issue Date: Before 1951."

4508. Harry Scott Bray

11900 U.S. Census, T623_1639  pg 17B  Dist 98, 14 Jun 1900. "Bray, Sara head  WF  Sept 1846  53  Wd  8  6  Arkansas  North Carolina  England
----, Harry  son WM  July 1882  17  S Texas  Ohio  Arkansas
----, Walter  son WM  Jan  1885  15  S Texas  Ohio  Arkansas
Kinder, Nellie dau WF  March 1879  23  m 0 0 0  Kansas  Ohio  Arkansas
------, Nathaniel B. son-in-law  WM May 1876  24  Illinois  Illinois  Illinois."

21920 U.S. Census, T625_1809 pg 12A, 10 Jan 1920. "Bray, Scott H. Head MW 35 M Texas Tennessee Kentucky Farmer General Farm
----, Sadie Wife FW 35 M Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin
----, Harry E. Son MW 12 S Texas Texas Wisconsin
----, Nellie Daughter FW 8 S Texas Texas Wisconsin
----, Alice Daughter FW 6 S Texas Texas Wisconsin
----, Thomas Son MW 4 1/12 S Texas Texas Wisconsin
----, Wilson Son MW 2 3/12 S Texas Texas Wisconsin."

31930 U.S. Census, T626_1945 pg 3A, 15 Apr 1930. "Bray, Harry S. Head MW 46 M 22 Texas England Arkansas Farming farm
----, Sadie T. Wife FW 47 M 23 Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin
----, Nellie L. Daughter FW 19 S Washington Texas Wisconsin
----, Thomas E. Son MW 14 S Texas Texas Wisconsin
----, Walter W Son MW 12 S Texas Texas Wisconsin
----, Evelyn M Daughter FW 10 S Texas Texas Wisconsin
----, George A. Son MW 7 S Texas Texas Wisconsin
Bray, Harry L. Head MW 23 M 23 Washington Texas Wisconsin Truck Driver Trucking Co.
----, Edith Wife FW 19 M 18 Iowa Iowa Illinois
Nelson, Nels Head MW 30 M 29 Alaska Alaska Alaska Truck Driver Trucking Co.
------, Alice M. Wife FW 17 M 16 Texas Texas Wisconsin." Married son, Harry and married daughter, Alice live next door.

7399. Harry Leroy Bray

11930 U.S. Census, T626_1945 pg 3A, 15 Apr 1930. "Bray, Harry L. Head MW 23 M 23 Washington Texas Wisconsin Truck Driver Trucking Co.
----, Edith Wife FW 19 M 18 Iowa Iowa Illinois."

21940 U.S. Census, T627_3365 pg 2B, 1 May 1940. "Bray, Harry L. Head MW 32 M Washington Cat Driver Logging
----, Edith L. Wife FW 29 M Iowa
----, Nellie L. Sister FW 29 S Washington Bar Tender Beer Parlor."