Surname: Mahon

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Biography of James F. Mahon

It is especially gratifying to be enabled to chronicle in this volume of the history of Harney county the salient points in the career of the estimable gentleman whose name appears at the head of this sketch, since he has done so much for the development and advancement of this county, has demonstrated his ability as a financier and to handle successfully large interests, of which he is happily possessed at the present time, being doubtless the largest grain farmer in the county and also a leader in raising fine horses and mules; while individually, Mr. Mahon is a man of marked ability and integrity, always dominated by sound principles and possessed of an executive force and practical judgment that array him on the side of success, and his moral virtues and untarnished reputation for honor and uprightness are commensurate with his other qualifications of high order. The account, therefore, of Mr. Mahon’s operations in the county would form an important parts of its history, and it is but right that such giants of achievement, whose labors have wrought such advantage to all, should be granted a position which their sagacious conduct rightly marks as their own. Reverting more particularly to the personal history of our subject, we note, which accounts for his indefatigable energy and the boundless resources of his personality, which demonstrate him equal to any emergency, that he comes from stanch...

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Mahon, William T. – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon W.T. Mahon Dies at Joseph Home Another Wallowa county pioneer has passed to the great beyond in the person of William T. Mahon, who died at his home near Joseph Friday, November 13, 1936. William T. Mahon was born March 8, 1853, in Illinois and died aged 83 years, 8 months and 5 days. When a child he moved with his folks to La Cygne, Kansas, where in May of 1874 he was united in marriage to Sophia R. Conley. To this union, which lasted for 62 years, four children were born, all of whom survive him. They are Rollo L. Mahon of Lewiston, Idaho; Mrs. Laura Boner of Joseph, Paul M. Mahon of Centralia, Washington, and George D. Mahon of Joseph. Besides his aged wife and four children he leaves 5 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, three brothers and sisters in Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. Mahon came to Oregon in 1888 with their family and located on Alder Slope where they lived for more than 20 years. They then moved to Joseph where they have resided ever since. Mr. Mahon was a kind and loving husband and father, a loyal friend and a good citizen of the community in which he lived and had the friendship of all how knew him. Funeral services were conducted in the Joseph M.E. church with Rev. G.R. Archer officiating...

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