Biography of C. D. Mahannah
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C. D. Mahannah is a well known business man of North English, who owns and conducts a furniture store and undertaking establishment and is likewise connected with other interests, being at the head of a photographic studio. He was born in Knox county, Ohio, on the 11th of November, 1854, a son of Clark and Sophia (Wier) Mahannah, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this work.

C. D. Mahannah remained with his parents until he was of age and then began farming, which occupation he continued to follow until 1886. In that year he located in North English, where he embarked in business as the proprietor of a furniture store with undertaking parlors in connection therewith. He also has a studio and does a considerable photographic work, from which he derives a gratifying addition to his income. His stock of furniture is up to date and well selected and his consistent adherence to the policy of seeking to sell to his customers articles that will prove permanently satisfactory has been the means of building up a large trade. As a funeral director he performs his duties efficiently and unobtrusively.

Mr. Mahannah was married in 1876 to Miss Eva Williams, a sketch of whose parents, J. Locke and Nancy B. (McCracken) Williams, appears elsewhere in this work. To this union have been born twelve children: J. C.; Wilson, who is deceased; Bessie, of Cedar Rapids; Elizabeth, the wife of Clarence Hillbrunner; Ross R., who is in business with his father; Willis, a druggist of Butte, Nebraska; Verne, a druggist of Moville, Iowa; Mary, Ray and Nellie, all graduates of the local high school; Ernest, who is a high school student; and Wayne.

Mr. and Mrs. Mahannah belong to the Christian church and the various phases of its work benefit from their cooperation. Mr. Mahannah is a republican and has served as township trustee and as a member of the town council of North English Fraternally he is identified with a number of orders, including the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Modern Woodmen of America and the Knights of Pythias. He owns a good residence in North English and is one of the successful business men of his town, where he is also highly esteemed for his admirable personal qualities.

From:
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
Vol II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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