Ancestors of Ada Belle Mason
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William Mason
(1790-Bef 1850)
Eleanor (Nelly) Richardson
(1807-Bef 1862)
John Griffin
Margaret Ann (Peggy) Murley
John Moss Mason
Martha Griffin
Ada Belle Mason


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George Jackson Garlock

Ada Belle Mason

  • Born: 31 Mar 1873, Macon Co.MO
  • Marriage: George Jackson Garlock on 25 Nov 1891 in Richland Township, Macon Co.MO
  • Died: 3 May 1899, Manitou Springs, El Paso County, CO at age 26
  • Buried: Steele Cemetery, Macon Co.MO

bullet  General Notes:

This is not the correct death date for her- she died before George and when my grandmother Viola Garlock was little
I'm so glad to be sharing this info with some Garlock cousins. My
grandfather knew little of his mother Grace's family so I've been diggin at
this for years. Here is what I have found out about the immediate family.

George Jackson Garlock Ada Belle Mason
B-Oct. 17, 1870 ILL or IA B-Mar. 31 1873 Macon Co.MO
D-Oct. 14, 1943 La Plata,MO D-May 3, 1899 Macon Co.MO
Buried- La Plata Cem. Buried- Steele Cemetery in
(no tombstone) Macon Co.MO

They were married Nov. 25 1891 at the residence of the brides parents John
Moss and Martha Mason in Richland Township, Macon Co.MO.

They had four daughters:
Grace Garlock was born Nov. 23, 1893 in La Plata and died Oct. 11, 1962 in
Kirksville, Adair Co.MO. She was first married to Richard Warner Snow on
Dec. 22, 1916. They had four children, Cleta Lucille, Martha Irene and Mary
Ione (twins) and Juanita Fae. Only Lucille and Irene lived to adulthood,
Irene had to be instutionalized because she was mentally challenged. Warner
Snow died in 1923 and on May 27, 1926 Grace married William Edward Voyles.
He was an old bachelor (about 25 years her senior) and had never been
married. He was born Dec. 9, 1868 in Greene Co.IL and died Oct. 18, 1950 in
Leonard, Shelby County, MO. They had Loy Edward Voyles on Apr. 26, 1927 and
Lola Belle on Sept. 22, 1929. My grandfather Loy died on June 19, 1999 in La
Plata and is buried in La Plata Cemetery. Grace and Ed Voyles are buried in
Cherry Box Cemetey in Cherry Box, Shelby County, MO. Lola is still living.
Their half-sister Cleta Lucille was born in 1918 and died in 1996 in
Kirksville,MO, and half-sister Irene was born in 1922 and died in 1986.

Jessie Garlock was born Dec. 6, 1897 in La Plata. She moved to Ft. Worth and
married Mr. Roach. My grandmother remembers the name Richard Roach but is
not sure if that was her husband or her son. We think she had one son but he
may have been adopted. She died at the age of 91 on Dec. 19, 1988 in Ft.
Worth and is buried in Greenwood Memorial Park in Ft. Worth, TX. I suppose
we could look for this cemetery and she if she is buried next to her spouse.
I have a copy of her death certificate and she was widowed at the time of her

For Ola Garlock I have born Sept. 9, 1898 and died Jan. 12, 1990 in Tioga,ND.
She had nine children, and I see she also had a set of twins!!

Ada Belle Garlock was born Apr. 1, 1899 in Macon Co.MO and died Jan. 24,
1976. They lived in Hurst, TX, just outside of Ft. Worth. She is buried in
Greenwood Mem. Park in Ft. Worth also. As I stated before, she had this son
(Leon Garlock) and moved to Ft. Worth. Her husband's name was Howard
Willingham. Her death certificate reads Helen Louise Willingham, for she
changed her name so her son would not find her. She still signed her name as
"Belle" when she wrote or sent cards to my grandmother. They adopted three
children, Guy, Christie, and Tim Willingham, but know nothing of their
whereabouts. I only know their names because grandma never throws cards
away-Ha,Ha!! My Grandma Ruby is still living and I enjoy visiting with her

Now, Ola's mother Ada Belle died in 1899 and George J. remarried Minnie Shain
on Aug. 15, 1900 in Macon Co. She was born Nov. 22, 1864 in Macon Co. and
died Apr. 21, 1941 in Macon Co. They had two children:

Thomas J. Garlock was born Jan. 23, 1902 in La Plata, and died Mar. 3, 1916
in La Plata. He was ran over by a freight train while crossing the tracks
north of the Wabash depot in La Plata. He and a friend were on their way to
watch the high school basketball game.

Mary Edna Garlock was born Apr. 13, 1906 in La Plata and died July 3, 1919 of
spinal meningitis at home one mile east of La Plata.

Minnie and her two children, Tommy and Mary are buried in La Plata Cemetery
and their names appear on the same tombstone, however no stone was ever put
there for George, but I am assuming he is buried in the same lot.

Yes, the story you heard about the grandson (Leon) is true. I did copy George
J. Garlock's will from microfilm records and it does state:
"...Item 3. I will and desire that all my real estate, that I may die seized
of where ever located, which is lot 7, block 7, La Plata, to go to Leon
Garlock and Katheryn Garlock, his wife, to Ola Garlock, Jessie Garlock, and
Belle Garlock, I will nothing but as a dolllar each." How about that!!
Grace's name is not mentioned anywhere, so there must have been some hard
feelings. I do have a copy of his obit and it does mention the 4 daughtes
names and residences and that he had 13 grandchildren and 3

The 13 grandchildren would be Lucille, Loy an Lola from Grace, your nine from
Ola, and Leon from Belle. This was in 1943, and I know for a fact that Leon
did not have any children so we could possible have all the blood descendants
of George and Ada Garlock through your Ola and my Grace. The three
great-grandchildren would be Olive Ramberg's first two children, George Jr.
b-1938, Wayne b-1941, and Lucille's dau., Shirley b-1937, am I right?

George Garlocks parents were Henry Clay Garlock and Mary Ann Pierson
They did divorce between 1880-90 and H.C. is buried in Prairie Bird Cemetey
near Gibbs, Adair Co.MO and Mary is buried in La Plata Cemetery but her
tombstone is off in a section all by itself.

Henry Clay Garlock Mary Ann Pierson
June 2, 1842 Preston Co.VA July 9, 1833 TN
Jan. 2, 1925 Brashear, MO July 16, 1913 La Plata
father-Henry Garlock don't know her parents
mother-Esther Cuppett

Their children were Henry Will, Geo. J., Edward C. Kate Mae, Lydia, and
Lydia died in infancy and the other moved to OK and CO.

Now for the Masons---

John Moss Mason Martha Griffin
Aug. 11, 1833 MO Mar. 14, 1842 MO
May 20, 1912 Macon Co. June 4, 1902 Macon Co.
bur. Steele Cem. bur. Steele Cem. in Macon Co. MO.
fath- Wm. Mason fath- John Griffin
moth-Eleanor Richardson moth-Margaret Murley

They were married Oct. 5, 1858 in Macon Co.MO.
They had nine children:
John Wm., James M., infant dau., Laura Ann, Ida Belle, Ada Belle, George D.,
H.C., and Roy S.

Our Ada Belle had a brother named George Mason and grandfather John Moss also
had a brother named George Mason so there were several Georges in Macon Co.

The Mason, Griffin, Richardson, and Murley families have been in Macon since
the formation of the county in 1838. They came from KY about that time.

Henry and Esther Garlock, this would be George J.'s grandparents, came from
Preston Co. VA (now WV) to Adair Co. MO in 1855. I know Esther's parents
were John Cuppet and Susannah Spahr but dont know anything of Henry's
parents. There is alot of info on the internet on the Cuppett-Spahr family,
but I have not copied any of it yet.
Char, They did have a marriage announcement in the La Plata Home Press (issue dated Nov. 27, 1891). I copied this down and had misplaced it for a the longest time. I know if you needed a copy of their announcement you could probably request a copy from the library in La Plata. I know they have the paper on microfilm. This is how it reads...

LA PLATA HOME PRESS, La Plata, Missouri, Friday, Nov. 27, 1891
George J. Garlock of this city and Miss Ada Mason were married at the residence of the bride's parents in Richland Township, Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 25, 1891 at five o'clock, the Rev. G.E. Edwards officiating. There were about 100 invited guest present to witness the ceremony and partake of the elegant supper prepared by Mr. & Mrs. Mason. The groom is a son of Mrs. H.C. Garlock of this city and the bride is a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. J. Moss Mason of Richland Township. They were the receipients of many handsome and useful presents. The groom has rented a farm northeast of this city and they will reside there during the coming year. The Home Press joins their many friends in wishing them all the happiness and prosperity that mortal man is heir to.

I also have some GREAT news !!! I spoke over Labor Day to a Mason relative and she told me she thought she had a picture of Moss Mason. I told her how I was related to Moss and she called me back and told me that our Ada Belle Garlock was in the picture also. I will definitly get a copy of that soon and mail it to you. Isn't this great...we have a picture of our great-grandmother who died in 1899 and her parents !!! I'll let you know when I can get my hands on that picture.

bullet  Research Notes:

MASON, Amelia 1953
MASON, Arma 12/23/1966
MASON, Caroline 1940
MASON, Charles B. 1960
MASON, Clyde 1903
MASON, Edith 1960
MASON, Elizabeth 1936
MASON, Emily F. 1910
MASON, George 1953
MASON, J. Moss 1912 (probably John Moss Mason)
MASON, James Ruben 1958
MASON, James 1900
MASON, Martha 1902 (probably Martha Griffin)
MASON, Vera 1914

Mason Obituaries in Macon County MO
John Moss Mason and Martha (Griffin) Mason are the grandparents of Viola. I
think she was born on their farm southwest of La Plata. Their daughter Ada
Belle Mason married George Jackson Garlock and they had four daughters-
Grace, Jessie, Ola, and Ada Belle Garlock. Ola's mother died soon after Ada
Belle's birth and Geo. J. remarried Minnie Shain and had Tommy J. and Mary
Edna. Both these children died young, Tommy was ran over by a train and Mary
died of spinal meningitis.

Grace married Warner Snow first then married William Edward Voyles.
They had son Loy Edward Voyles who married Ruby Ellen Snow who had my
father, Larry Dean Voyles.

Jessie married ______ Roach and moved to Ft. Worth, Texas

Ada Belle is rather interesting. Seems she had a child (Leon Garlock) and
then moved to Texas where her sister was and married Howard Willingham. I
think they may have adopted a few children. Anyway, Leon was raised by his
grandparents, George J. and Minnie Garlock, joined the Army and never came
back to La Plata. I have heard he is still living somewhere in Florida. His
mother, Ada Belle changed her name to Helen Louise Willingham so her son
would never find her. How about that??? I have been trying to find Leon,
but have had no luck.

I know nothing else of Ada Belle and Jessie except that they lived in Ft.
Worth. I do however have their death certificates so we do know their birth
dates and death dates and burials.
This is all I find on her, the 1880 census:
Richland twp, Macon co, Missouri
National Archives Film T9-0701 Page 509C
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
M. John MASON Self M M W 46 MO Occ: Farmer Fa: KY Mo: KY
Martha MASON Wife F M W 39 MO Occ: Keeping House Fa: KY Mo: KY
W. John MASON Son M S W 20 MO Occ: Works On Farm Fa: MO Mo: MO
M. James MASON Son M S W 16 MO Occ: Works On Farm Fa: MO Mo: MO
Laura MASON Dau F S W 13 MO Occ: At Home Fa: MO Mo: MO
Ida MASON Dau F S W 11 MO Occ: At Home Fa: MO Mo: MO
Ada MASON Dau F S W 7 MO Fa: MO Mo: MO
Daniel MASON Son M S W 4 MO Fa: MO Mo: MO


Ada married George Jackson Garlock, son of Henry Cuppett Garlock and Mary Ann /Pierson Pearson, on 25 Nov 1891 in Richland Township, Macon Co.MO. (George Jackson Garlock was born on 17 Oct 1869 in Adair Co. MO, died on 14 Oct 1943 in La Plata, MO and was buried in La Plata Cem, La Plata, Macon County MO.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

marriage. at the residence of the brides parents John Moss and Martha Mason

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