John Thomas McMahon

13 January 1886–27 May 1954 (Age 68)
Emery, Hanson, South Dakota, United States

The Life of John Thomas

When John Thomas McMahon was born on 13 January 1886, in Emery, Hanson, South Dakota, United States, his father, Patrick McMahon, was 31 and his mother, Mary Ellen Driscoll, was 22. He lived in Canistota, McCook, South Dakota, United States in 1900. He died on 27 May 1954, in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Patrick McMahon
Mary Ellen Driscoll
Baby McMahon
John Thomas McMahon
George Bernard McMahon
Francis Patrick McMahon
Mary Teresa McMahon
Clifford Charles McMahon
Fredrick McMahon
Mark Gregory McMahon

Parents and Siblings

    Patrick McMahon


    Mary Ellen Driscoll




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

Age 18

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mathghamhna, a patronymic from the byname Mathghamhain meaning ‘good calf’. This was the name of two (unrelated) chieftain families in counties Clare and Monaghan. In northern Ireland it is sometimes Anglicized as Matthews , since Matha was the Irish form of the Biblical name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • John Mcmahon in household of Patrick Mcmahon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Mcmahon, "South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2014"

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