Charles J. Monahan, a successful farmer of Greene township, Iowa county, was born on the 14th of March, 1874,
in this county, of the marriage of John and Mary (Lang) Monahan, natives respectively of Ireland and of New York.
Both became residents of Iowa county many years ago, accompanying their respective parents to this county, where
they grew to manhood and womanhood. They were married in 1870 and the father devoted his life to farming. To their
union were born eight children: John, who resides at Holbrook; Charles J., of this review; James, also a resident
of Holbrook; May, the wife of Patrick Hannon; Catherine, who married T. F. O'Neill; Thomas and Michael, both of
whom are farming; and Jennie, who makes her home with the subject of this review.
Charles J. Monahan attended the public schools of Iowa county in the pursuit of his education, as did his sister
Jennie. As soon as old enough he began assisting his father and brothers on the farm and has continued to follow
agricultural pursuits. He is industrious and efficient and is known as an able agriculturist.
Mr. Monahan gives his political support to the democratic party at national elections but is independent when local
issues are to be decided. He was township assessor from 1907 to 1911 and has held all of the offices on the school
board, serving at the present time as secretary of that body. He is a communicant of the Catholic church, as are
the other members of the family, and all high moral endeavor has his support as he realizes the great importance
of the maintenance of high standards of ethics.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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