Biography of James T. Flaharty
North Central Ohio Biographies

James T. Flaharty. Widely known in Mansfield, where he has spent his entire life, is James T. Flaharty, who is treasurer of the Mansfield Structural & Erecting Company. He was born here, Sept. 1, 1890, the son of William and Elizabeth (Powers) Flaharty.

William Flaharty was born at Ashland, Ohio, but spent many years in Mansfield, where he was employed for a period of 30 years by the Aultman Taylor Machinery Company as a boiler maker and by the Hughes Keenan Company for 13 years. He died in 1918 and his wife, a native of Venice, Ohio, died in 1917. Both are buried at Mansfield. He was a Democrat and a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. Mr. and Mrs. Flaharty were the parents of five children: Mamie, married M. S. Nixon; William; James T., the subject of this sketch; Helen, married J. S. Bare; and Margaret, married Clifton Loser. All are residents of Mansfield.

James T. Flaharty received his education in the public schools of Mansfield and as a young man entered the shops of the Hughes Keenan Company, where he learned structural and ornamental iron work. Later, he became assistant foreman of the ornamental department. In 1924 Mr. Flaharty was active in the organization of the Mansfield Structural & Erecting Company, and was elected treasurer of the company.

In 1912 Mr. Flaharty was united in marriage with Miss Ada L. Freese, the daughter of J. J. and Margaret (Freese) Freese, of Crestline, Ohio. The former is deceased and the latter lives in Mansfield. To Mr. and Mrs. Flaharty have been born two sons, Paul and Harold.

Mr. Flaharty is affiliated with Mansfield Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 35; Mansfield Chapter, R. A. M., No. 28; Mansfield Council, R. & S. M. M., No. 94; Baku Grotto, M. O. V. P. E. R.; Knights of Pythias, Past Chancellor in 1916; and Eagles.

Politically, Mr. Flaharty is a Democrat.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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