E. H. MAHAN. Prominent in agricultural circles in Labette county, Kansas, is the gentleman whose name appears at the opening of these lines, He resides in Canada township, in the northeast quarter of section 11, township 34, range 17. Mr. Mahan was born in Allegany county, New York, in 1852, and is a son of S. W. and Sarah (Cranble) Mahan. His parents reared four children: W. H.; V. D.; Frank, deceased; and E. H., the subject of this sketch.
E. H. Mahan received his early mental training in his native county. When he was twenty years old he went to Michigan, where he ran an engine for five years. In 1875, he went to Texas, and that state was his home until his final removal to Kansas. He located in Howard township, Labette county, in 1889, where he carried on general farming and threshing for two years. He then bought his present farm in Canada township. He carries on general farming and threshing. He is now having erected an eight-room, brick house, of two stories. His farm is well improved, and presents an attractive appearance, to which the new house will add greatly.
Mr. Mahan was united in marriage with Miss H. A. Ellwood, whose death took place in 1879. He next married Miss H. A. DeVoss, who was born in Marion county, Ohio, in 1856, and they have six children, namely: Ernest; Irene; Elmer; J.; P. C.; and Esther.
In politics Mr. Mahan is a Republican, and, while he does not aspire to office, he takes a deep interest in local affairs. He belongs to the Modern Woodmen of America, Coffeyville lodge. He is also a member of the Odd Fellows lodge, of Liberty. Religiously, he is a member of the Methodist church. Mr. Mahan is well known in Labette county, and is a loyal and upright citizen.
Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901
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