Biography of J. E. Hannahs
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

J. E. Hannahs is a reliable and substantial citizen of Wellsville. He is freight agent for the Pennsylvania Railroad at East Liverpool, but lives at Wellsville. He was born at Calais, Ohio, Nov. 20, 1882, and is the son of A. J. and P. R. (Rockwell) Hannahs.

A. J. Hannahs, who lives retired at Bowersville, Ohio, is one of the pioneer school teachers of the state. He was connected with the district schools of Ohio for 48 years and now lives retired. Mr. and Mrs. Hannahs have five children, as follows: C. O., lives at Wheeling, W. Va.; J. W., deceased; J. E., the subject of this sketch; Anna, married N. A. Stephen, lives at Calais, Ohio; and Mary O., married R. J. Foose, lives at Wheeling, W. Va.

J. E. Hannahs attended the public schools of Calais, Ohio, and in 1901 became connected with the Pennsylvania Railroad in the freight division. In 1904 he was transferred to Bellaire, Ohio, and in 1913 to East Liverpool as chief clerk. He has served in his present position since August, 1920, and is thoroughly capable in his work.

On Nov. 24, 1904, Mr. Hannahs was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth M. McCorinick, who was born at Beaver, Pa., April 16, 1881, and the daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah (Reed) McCormick. Mr. McCormick, a Civil War veteran, died in July, 1916. His wife lives at Beaver, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. McCormick were the parents of the following children: Rev. J. H., a minister of the United Presbyterian Church, Slippery Rock, Pa.; Agnes, married Rev. J. T. Mitchell, lives at Moss Grove, Pa.; R. D., a farmer, lives in Beaver County, Pa.; Emma, married Adrian forger, lives at Lebanon, Pa.; W. B., lives in Pennsylvania; Myrtle, lives in Beaver County, Pa.; Mrs. Hannahs; C. C., lives at Boise, Idaho; Orville, deceased; Wallace, lives at Elwood City, Pa.; Ada, married C. W. Horger, lives at East Liverpool; Stella, deceased; and John, lives at Rochester, Pa. To Mr. and Mrs. Hannahs were born two children: Helen L., born in 1906, was graduated from Wellsville High School and from Muskingum College in 1925, a teacher in the schools of East Liverpool; and Paul J., born Oct. 9, 1907, was graduated from Wellsville High School in 1925.

Mr. Hannahs is a Republican and holds membership in the United Presbyterian Church. He and his family have a wide acquaintance in Columbiana County and many friends.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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