CHARLES E. MASSON
††††† In Siskiyou County, where he was born, Charles E. Masson now conducts a dairy business and is credited with being one of the most progressive and successful of the younger group of citizens.† He was born at Upper Soda Springs, this county, April 26, 1891, a son of John and Elda (McCloud) Masson.† The father was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was a florist and seedsman.† He came to the United States in early life, and became a bookkeeper on the Southern Pacific Railroad.† Here he met his wife, and later operated a resort at Soda Springs until his death, which occurred in the year 1911.† His wife was born in Yreka, and yet resides in the old home.† Three children were born to them:† James, who lives at San Leandro, California, is a service engineer for Best Tractor Company; R. G., who is in the dairy business with C. E. Masson, lives with his mother at her home; and C. E., of this review.
††††† C. E. Masson, in the conduct of his dairy business, purchases the milk at wholesale, and retails it to the Dunsmuir trade, for which service he operates two trucks.† He bottles the milk at his own plant under the most approved and sanitary conditions and his results have been accepted as most satisfactory by his large number of patrons.† Mr. Massonís plant is situated near his beautiful home, which is just across the Sacramento bridge north of Dunsmuir, and located on an elevation of twenty-four hundred feet on the high bank of the Sacramento River, surrounded by groves of majestic pines, cedars and firs.†
††††† Mr. Masson was married in 1919 to Miss Marcelle Sayler, a daughter of Marcus and Marie (Magnenat) Sayler.† The mother survives, and lives in Orland.† Mr. and Mrs. Masson have four children:† Peter, Valerie, Lewis, and C. E., Jr., aged respectively nine, six, four, and two years.† During the World war, Mr. Masson was a member of the Three Hundred and Sixty-third Regiment of Infantry, and was attached to a machine gun company.† He served from June, 1918, to April, 1919, and participated in the offenses at the Meuse-Argonne and in the St. Mihiel sector in France.† Although a member of one of most hazardous units of a fighting force he returned to his home land unscathed.† He is now a member of the American Legion.† Mr. Massonís adherence is given the republican party, and is now serving as a trustee upon the local school board.† Both Mr. and Mrs. Masson are leaders in the social life of their home city, and are enthusiastic boosters of their community and county.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
© 2010† Gerald Iaquinta.