George W. Mason

The Payette Independent
Thursday, January 26, 1928


Former New Plymouth Banker Passed Away at His Home Monday Morning

News of the death Monday of George W. Mason, former president of a bank at New Plymouth, was received in Payette with keenest regret. It had not been known that Mr. Mason was ill and no one was prepared for such sad news. He passed away at 10 o'clock from heart failure resulting from a general physical breakdown.

Mr. Mason came to Payette county about 15 years ago and engaged in the banking business at New Plymouth. He was a gentleman of high character and was respected by everybody in Payette county. The bank grew and prospered and for years was one of the substantial financial institutions of this section, but the reverses which came a few years ago finally brought his bank into trouble and failure. Even in this calamity no word of criticism was heard of Mr. Mason and he died as he had lived, loved and respected by all.

A short funeral service was held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, and was attended by a large crowd including members of the Masonic and Woodman lodges, many going from Payette. Revs. Judy and Jacobs conducted the service,after which the body was brought to Payette and shipped to the old home at Goldfield, Iowa, accompanied by Mrs. Mason and their son, Ted. A Masonic funeral will be held at the old home.