Elizabeth Mason was born 16 May 1915 to Elizabeth Murphy and Arthur B. Mason in Edmonton. Sometime between 1942 and 1945 Elizabeth Mason married John E. Bicknell, likely in Edmonton. In 1945, though married, Elizabeth worked as a stenographer and lived with her parents, likely because John may have been away in the military. By the late 1950’s Elizabeth and John were living in Albany, N.Y., likely for John’s work as an academic researcher in education research.
In the mid 1960’s Elizabeth and John Bicknell returned to the Edmonton area and John became a professor at the University of Alberta in Educational Psychology (1966-1970). By 1972 they had returned to the United States.
Elizabeth and John had one daughter, Barbara.
Elizabeth Mason Bicknell died 23 Nov 2007 in Renton, Washington, USA.
Arthur Benjamin Mason (Elizabeth Mason Bricknell’s father) was born 10 Aug 1881 to Annie Montgomery and George Mason in Ottawa, Ontario. Upon graduating from high school in the Ottawa area, he went to the School of Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1905. After graduation, Dr. Mason moved to Alberta and established a dental practice in Edmonton by 1906.
Arthur Mason married Elizabeth Honora Murphy on 21 Aug 1914 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The family settled in the Strathcona area of Edmonton and had two daughters, Elizabeth Anne and Mary Barbara. Elizabeth married John Bicknell.
Dr. Mason had a dental practice in Edmonton for over 45 years and was a charter member of the Edmonton and District Dental Society.
Arthur Benjamin Mason died 18 May 1952 in Edmonton.