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BIOGRAPHY OF EDWARD ALOYSSIUS MAHON

This biography was possible through the generous consideration of Mrs. Gina M. Reasoner.  

Email:  greasoner@prodigy.net

Source:  History of Ohio, The American Historical Society Inc., 1925 Volume IV, page 184:

EDWARD ALOYSSIUS MAHON, who is engaged in business as a mortician and funeral director in his native City of Youngstown, was one of the gallant young sons who represented Mahoning County in the nation's overseas service in the World war. Mr. Mahon was born at Youngstown, on the 4th of June, 1887, and is a son of John and Bridget (Flannagan) Mahon, who were born in Ireland and who were children at the time of the immigration of the respective families to the Untied Stated, both having been reared and educated in Newark, New Jersey, in which city their marriage was solemnized. John Mahon early became a workman in the steel mills at Youngstown,Ohio, he having been a pioneer in the puddling department of old No. 1 Furnace in this city and having here continued his residence, a substantial and respected citizen, until his death, in 1905. His wife survived him and was summoned to eternal rest in the year 1918. Both were zealous and devout communicants of the Catholic Church. After his graduation from the parochial school of Saint Columbus Church in Youngstown, Edward A. Mahon was for three years a student in the Rayen High School, and it was not until after he had participated in the great World conflict and received at the battle front injuries that left their permanent effect that he prepared himself for the profession and business of which he is now a successful representative in his native city. His higher education included one year of study in Cincinnati University, and in 1920 he was graduated from a school of embalming. Thereafter, as a duly licensed embalmer, he was employed in Youngstown undertaking establishments until 1923, when he formed a partnership with Andrew Krinspisky, with whom he has since been associated in the ownership and conducting of a thoroughly modern undertaking establishment at 811 South Avenue, where service and equipment are of the highest standard. Mr. Mahon is found arrayed loyally in the ranks of the republican party, is a communicant of the Catholic Church, in the faith, of which he was carefully reared, and he is an active member of the Morticians Association of Mahoning and Trumbull counties. In May, 1917, the month following that in which the United States became actively involved in the World war, Mr. Mahon volunteered for service in the United States Army. After his enlistment he was sent to Camp Gordon, where he took on membership in the first replacement and where in July, 1917, he was assigned to the Forty-second Division, with which he soon afterward entered active service in France. In the lines at Belleau Wood he received a shell wound that injured his spine and incidentally affected his hearing, with the result that he was incapacitated for further active service and was under treatment in military hospitals until December, 1918, and then received a surgical certified discharge. After his honorable discharge he returned to Youngstown, and in his native city his circle of friends is limited only by that of his acquaintances.