When August W Mahoney was born on 16 May 1889, in Fairbury, Jefferson, Nebraska, United States, his father, James William Mahoney, was 32 and his mother, Rebecca Jane Barnes, was 26. He married Ada Mae Warner on 26 November 1913, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Johnson, Nemaha, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Basin, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States in 1910. He died on 1 June 1957, in Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Donal, Kieran, Michael Patrick, Aileen, Clancy, Eamon, Mahon, Malachy, Murph, Parnell, Sean Patrick.
Irish (Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mathghamhna ‘descendant of Mathghamhain’, a byname meaning ‘good calf’, a kenning for ‘bear’. There were two families in Ireland called O'Mahony , in Cork and north-east Ulster. In Ulster, Ó Mathghamhna has often been Anglicized as McMahon , apparently by analogy with the later Mac Mathghamhna chieftain family in Monaghan.