Honoring Claudia Mason and her contribution to Malvern newspaper
Claudia Mann Mason, 100, died at her home on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Mason knew a thing or two about newspaper. Her father, Claude Mann, owned the former Times-Journal here in Malvern. He bought the paper in 1901, and it became part of the Malvern Daily Record many years later. Throughout her father’s ownership of the paper, Mrs. Mason performed a number of jobs, including rolling newspapers to prepare them for delivery.
While most people don’t associate the name Mann with Malvern’s newspaper history, it is still prevalent in our community. Malvern High School’s Claude Mann Stadium carries the family name.
We honor the contribution of Mrs. Mason and her family to Malvern newspaper and send condolences to the family and friends she leaves behind.