Charles Manahan represents that percentage of Hastings' citizens who have retired from active business, success
in former years enabling them to rest from further labor. A native of Sandusky county, Ohio, he was born on the
24th of October, 1869, and is a son of Ira and Nancy (Weatherwax) Manahan. The former was a farmer by occupation,
following that pursuit throughout his entire life. He has now passed away, but his widow survives.
Charles Manahan pursued his early education in the district schools and also has learned many lessons in the school
of experience. His early training was that of the farm lad, for in his youthful days he began work in the fields
and soon became familiar with all the duties incident to the development of the fields. He left home at the age
of seventeen years and began farming on his own account in Indiana. On the 8th of February, 1891, he came to Nebraska,
where he was again engaged in general agricultural pursuits, carrying on farming on his own account in Kenesaw
township, Adams county. His attention was devoted to general farming until 1908, when he came to Hastings, where
he has since resided. Here he erected a residence at No. 1001 North St. Joe street and is now most pleasantly situated
in life. As a farmer he was progressive and enterprising and brought his land to a high state of cultivation, converting
the prairie into rich and productive fields which annually brought forth golden harvests as a reward for the care
and labor which he bestowed upon them. He followed the most progressive methods in his farm work and year by year
his competence increased. He is still interested in farm lands in Adams county and other parts of the state and
his property brings to him a gratifying income.
On the 22d of November, 1894, Mr. Manahan was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Matlick, a daughter of Isaac Matlick.
They have one son, Vern. In religious faith Mr. Manahan and his family are Presbyterians and in political belief
he is a republican. He keeps well informed on the questions and issues of the day and is therefore able to support
his position by intelligent argument. Fraternally he is connected with the Elks and his wife is a member of the
Eastern Star. He is highly respected and is popular wherever he is known because of a social, genial nature which
appreciates the good qualities of others. He holds to high standards of manhood and citizenship, is free from ostentation
and display and has many sterling traits of character.
Past and Present of
Adams County, Nebraska
Supervisong Editor: Judge William R. Burton
Assistant Editor: David J. Lewis
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Adams County, NE
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