Mason-Lindsay Post 385, The American Legion

Post History

Namesake - William Mason Obituary
March 4, 1894 - November 17, 1922
Wisconsin State Journal Friday, Nov. 17, 1922

William Mason was born in Verona, WI. March 4, 1984, and died there Nov. 17, 1922. The deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor H. Mason and, except for his time in Army service, spent all his life at Verona. On March 30, 1921, he was united in marriage to Irene Gordon.

He is survived by his wife, his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Elmer E. Packard of Medina, NY; Mrs. S.S. Gordon of Verona; two brothers, Jack Mason, a farmer in Verona; and George Mason, a university student.
His war service included foreign duty of several months with the 33rd Division, 105th Engineers, and Company C 108th Engineers 32nd Division. He at first was with the British at Amines and was later transferred to the American forces, taking part in the Ardennes drive.

In all, he spent nearly six months in actual fighting, being gassed while in service. He died of tuberculosis which developed after his return home. The funeral will be held in Verona Saturday morning at 9:30 at the house and 10:00 at St. Andrew's church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Madison.



Namesake - Frank W. Lindsay Obituary
March 3, 1892 - December 16, 1926
(State Journal News Service)

Verona, WI - Frank Lindsay, World War veteran, was found unconscious in his barbershop here this morning at about 8 o'clock and died two hours late. Dr. Joseph Dean, Madison, who was called, said he believed death was caused by a broken blood vessel in the head.

Lindsay, who is well known in the village, complained of a headache when he awoke this morning but went to his work without consulting a doctor. When one of his employees arrived at about 8 o'clock, he found Lindsay unconscious on the floor. He died at his father's home, William Lindsay, who lives near the shop.

A World War veteran, a member of The American Legion, active in all village activities. Linsay's death was mourned today by all residents of Verona.

Frank served with Company A, 1st Wisconsin National Guard, Company A, 128th Infantry 33rd Division.