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Hanna, Andrew Jackson 1827-1908

HANNA, RUSSELL, KNOWLES, COLLINS, BISHOP

Posted By: Marilyn Holmes
Date: 3/14/2017 at 11:47:02

The Knoxville (IA) Journal
Feb. 14, 1908

A.J. HANNA IS DEAD

Prominent Banker, Stockman and Pioneer Citizen Died Saturday

CAME TO IOWA 52 YEARS AGO

Had Been in Failing Health For Several Months-Robust Constitution
Finally Gave Way--End of Notable Career

Andrew Jackson Hanna, prominent citizen and a pioneer whose period of residence in the county dates back to 1856, died at his home on East Montgomery street in this city 10:15 a.m. on Saturday February 9, 1908, after several months of suffering. With the final summons his entire family--wife and three grown children were present. For weeks it had been known that the aged invalid was on his death bed, but when the crisis drew to a close and the spirit had flown the announcement came as a shock to his neighbors, friends and business associates as well as a great and stunning blow to the relatives.

Andrew J. Hanna, familiarly known in Marion county for more than half a century as "Uncle Jack," was born in Greenbrier county, Virginia, May 5, 1827; passed from this life Feb. 8, 1908, aged 80 years, 9 months, 2 days. Deceased resided in his native state until seven years of age and then removed with his parents to Ohio; first to Jackson county and later to Ross county in the same state. After his father's death, Mr. Hanna resided for some time in Athens county. In 1851, at the age of 24 years, he made a trip to the California gold regions where he spent three years and then returned to Ohio. In May 1856 he came to Marion county which has been his home for almost 52 years.

Prior to his removal to Marion county, on April 8, 1855, deceased was united in marriage to Miss Catherine S. Russell. She survived less than four months after that event dying on July 19, 1855. Mr. Hanna came to Iowa as a single man the following spring, and after locating a fine farm in Clay township, this county, returned to Ohio. In that state, on May 18, 1856, he was again united in marriage, the second union being with Miss Sarah Knowles. She died in this county April 19, 1886. Sarah Knowles Hanna was mother of three children who survive both parents--Wm. R. Hanna, Andrew J. Hanna and Mary M., the latter known in Knoxville as Mattie, wife of Lafe S. Collins.

(ripped) affiliations, Mr. Hanna was originally a Cumberland Presbyterian. However, after coming to Iowa and finding no church of his seat in this locality, he and Mrs. Hanna both united with the Methodist Episcopal church of which he was a faithful parishioner at the time of his death. On February 1, 1888, Mr. Hanna was united in marriage for the third time, the wife of his declining years being Melissa Bishop, who still survives. The only other near relatives aside from the children mentioned in a foregoing paragraph is one sister, Mrs. Mary Thoskmorton?, of Albany, Ohio, and nine grandchildren.

The business career of Andrew Jackson Hanna was exceptionally successful, his foresight and good judgment along financial lines so shaping his life that he became one of the most wealthy men in Marion county. Since moving to this city twenty years ago he has been connected with the banking business and was Vice President of the Citizens National Bank of Knoxville at the time of his death. At one time he owned nearly 2000 acres of Marion county land.

The funeral services were held at the M.E. church on Monday, Feb. 8, 1908 (should read the 10th) at 10:30 a.m., conducted by Rev. Luther Inghram. Interment in Breckenridge Cemetery.


 

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