Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Eliza Chew Mason

Eliza Chew Mason[1]

Female 1865 - 1956  (90 years)

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  • Name Eliza Chew Mason 
    Born 13 Sep 1865  United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    History Charlottesville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mrs. Page ran a boarding house adjacent to the University of Virginia in an area that would later be called \"The Corner\". She also opened a tea room where students could subscribe to meals for the year. It was well-liked.
    Her daughter considered the students to be big brothers. "One afternoon, they stuck a sign onto a telephone pole at the corner of the street that said, “Ellie Wood Avenue.” The sign was eventually taken down, but the name stuck." 
    Died 2 Sep 1956  Charlottesville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1000196  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2017 

    Father James Murray Mason, Jr.,   b. 25 Aug 1839, District of Columbia, USA? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1923  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Eliza Hill,   b. 14 Apr 1842, Jefferson County, West Virginia? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1902, Charlestown, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Married 29 Sept 1892  [2, 4
    Family ID F1000103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wood Newton Page,   b. 13 Nov 1852, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1894, Mexico City National Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 29 Sept 1892 
    Children 
     1. Ellie Wood (Page) Keith,   b. 17 Jul 1894, Mexico City Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1986, Charlottesville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F1000081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Ran a boarding house next to the University of Virginia for about 50 years. She also ran a tea house restaurant, often called the best place to eat by the students. The street on which they lived was named Elliewood Avenue by the students because Eliza's daughter, Ellie Wood played up and down that street.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Gunston Hall.org, http://www.gunstonhall.org/library/masonweb/p34.htm#i1692.

    2. [S29] Descendants of Mason, Charles Mason, MD, http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/m/a/s/Charles-Mason-MD/GENE5-0089.html.

    3. [S30] The Golden Age of the Rooming House Matrons, Emma Rathbone, http://uvamagazine.org/articles/the_golden_age_of_the_rooming_house_matrons/keeping_u.va._safe?related=1&footer=1.

    4. [S1] Gunston Hall.org, http://www.gunstonhall.org/library/masonweb/p6.htm.