Hello, I'm trying to find information about my biological grandfather. My mother never had the chance to see/meet him, so she didn't have much information about him. From what I've heard, however, she believed his name to be Mason Gaston (or Masin, Gaskin/Gasson/Gassen? A variation of spelling for both first and last names, maybe).
I'm mainly posting this to ask if anyone might recognize either that first, or last name, or both, within a Black family, or heard anything about a person who might meet those attributes.
All my mother had of him was a picture of him in his armed forces uniform, and based on the wonderful feedback I received in the Military section of the Message Board, they said it looks like he's wearing USAF gabardine in the picture. This definitely correlates with what she was told about him, and from what I understand, he'd have been stationed, or at least someplace around Sumter, SC back in the early 1950s. I think his family is from the northern part of the US, around Minnesota, and was Seventh Day Adventist, as well.
I have tried searching around for this information for quite a while, but haven't been very successful, unfortunately, so any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much in advance.