Biography of James Andrew Mahoney

JAMES ANDREW MAHONEY, treasurer of the Eastern States Warehouse and Cold Storage Company of Springfield, is one of its well-known business men. He is the son of the late James Mahoney, who was born in Tipperary, Ireland, in 1840, was there reared and educated, and upon attaining his majority emigrated to the United States, locating in Loudville, town of Northampton, Massachusetts, where he secured employment in the lead mines. He also resided in Glendale, Easthampton, Massachusetts, for a number of years, and was honored and esteemed by his associates for his excellent characteristics. He was quiet and retiring in disposition, spending his leisure time in home pursuits. He married Mary Ryan, also a native of Tipperary, Ireland, born in 1844, who bore him eight children, as follows:

  1. James Andrew, of whom further.
  2. Cornelius V.
  3. John.
  4. Michael, superintendent of water works in Easthampton, Massachusetts..
  5. Thomas, deceased.
  6. Nellie, who became the wife of E. J. Sheehan, of Westfield, Massachusetts.
  7. Margaret, who became the wife of Thomas Lynn.
  8. Mary, deceased.

The father of these children died at his home in Easthampton, Massachusetts, September is, 1920, aged seventy years, his wife surviving him for several years, her death occurring in February, 1914, at the age of seventy years.

James Andrew Mahoney was born in Loudville, Northampton, Massachusetts, August 57, 1877. He attended the public schools of Easthampton, Massachusetts, whither his parents removed during his boyhood, and his entrance into business life was as a bookkeeper for Daniel J. Curtis, a contractor, whose place of business was in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1901 he changed his position, then becoming bookkeeper for the Eastern States Warehouse and Cold Storage Company, later was promoted to the position of assistant treasurer, and in 1912 was advanced to that of treasurer of the concern, his present office. He is conscientious and faithful in the discharge of his duties, always endeavoring to advance the interests of the company with which he is associated. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Eastern States Warehouse and Cold Storage Company, and of the Third National Bank of Springfield; president of the Home Builders’ Mortgage Corporation of Springfield. These offices also testify to his executive ability and business judgment, a combination which makes for success in every line of enterprise. He is a Catholic in religion, a Democrat in politics, and holds membership in the following organizations: Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Knights of Columbus, of which he is a fourth degree member; Nayasset Club, Springfield Country Club and Longmeadow Country Club.

Mr. Mahoney married, September 17, 1901, Irene F. Savoy, residing in Springfield, but born in Winooski, Vermont, daughter of Joseph and Julia (Bacon) Savoy. Four children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Mahoney, as follows:

  1. Grace Mary, born July 11, 1903; graduate of Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York.
  2. James Andrew, Jr., born February 14, 1907; attending Georgetown College, Washington, District of Columbia.
  3. Philip, born August 26, 1915.
  4. Charles, born June 4, 1919.

Lockwood, John H. (John Hoyt); Bagg, Ernest Newton; Carson, Walter S. (Walter Scott); Riley, Herbert E. (Herbert Elihu); Boltwood, Edward; Clark, Will L. (Will Leach); Western Massachusetts A History 1636-1925; New York and Chicago: Lewis historical publishing company, inc., 1926

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