T J Mahoney
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/12/2010 at 13:32:12
T J Mahoney, a well known representative of the legal fraternity of Boone county, has been engaged in active practice at Boone since 1901 and is now a partner of William W Goodykonntz. He is numbered among the worthy native sons of this county, his birth having here occurred on October 16, 1876. His parents, Timothy and Mary (Hickey) Mahoney were both born in Ireland. When still but a child the father was brought to the United States and taken to Wisconsin. In 1867 he came to Boone county, Iowa and has here remained thoughout the intervening forty-seven years. He devoted his attention to general agricultural pursuits during his active business career but is now living retired in the enjoyment of well earned ease. Mr Mahoney had held some minor township offices and also served as alderman in Boone, ever proving an efficient and faithful public servant. He is well known and highly esteemed thoughout the community, having won the friendshipand regard of all with whom he has been associated during the long years of his residence here. Unto him and his wife were born the following children: two who died in infancy, William who is a resident of Casper, Wyoming, Frank and George both of whom are deceased, Edwin a resident of Boone, Iowa, Joseph H living in Des Moines, Dora who is the wife of P M Reilly, of Boone, Mary who gave her hand in marriage to A E Murphy of Boone and T J of his review.
The last named acquired his early education in the district schools and subsequently continued his studies in the Iowa State College at Ames, being graduated from the institution in 1896. He next took up the study of law at Des Moines, winning the degree of LL B in 1901. In that year he came to Boone and for twelve months practiced his profession in the parnership with M K Ramsey. He is now associated with William W Goodykoontz and is recognized as an attonry of power and ablitiy, being accorded an extensive and gratifying clientage. The zeal with which he has devoted is energies to his profession, the careful regard evinced or the interest of his clients and an assiduous and unrelaxing attention to all the details of his cases, have brought him a large business and made him very successful in its conduct. In April 1898, he enlisted for service in the Spanish-American war as a member of Comapny I, Fifty-second Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and on October 30th of the same year was musterd out as corporal. He is now judge advocate of the First Iowa Brigade of the National Guard.
On June 30, 1913, Mr Mahoney was united in marriage to Miss Josephine Patton, a native of Emmertsburg, Iowa. He gives his political allegiance to the democracy and is a devout communicant of the Catholic church, while fraternally he is identified with Knights of Columbus and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. His genial qualities, his social disposition and his sterling worth have gained him many friends in this community, and the high regard in which he is held merits his clasification with the representative and esteemed citizens of his native county.
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