Roy Finley Mahan

Roy Finley Mahan

Male 1874 - 1958  (83 years)

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  • Name Roy Finley Mahan 
    Born 25 Jul 1874  Marietta, Washington Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 7 Jun 1900  Phillips, Price Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Roy Mahan, 25, b. July 1874 in Ohio, married 0 years, father b. MD, mother OH, teamster, rents house
      Margaret, wife, 24, born June 1875 in Wisconsin, no children, parents b. Canada (English)
      Parker, brother, 20, born Dec 1869 in Ohio, teamster
      William, brother, 16, born May 1884 in OH, clerk in hardware
      Glen, brother, 8, born Oct 1891 in Wisconsin, at school
      --father in next house
    Residence Apr 1906  Walla Walla, Walla Walla co, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Frances's birth
    Residence 1909  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reservoir Park 
    • city directory
      Roy F. Mahan, carp, Reservoir Park
      Wm F. Mahan, painter, Reservoir Park
      A. Parker Mahan, lab, bds Reservoir Park
    Census 28 Apr 1910  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buell(?) Valley Road (probably Powell)
      Roy F. Mahan, 35, married once for 10 yrs, b. OH, father MD, mother OH, house carpenter, owns mortgaged house
      Margaret, wife, 35, 4 kids, 4 living, Wisconsin, parents b. Canada (English)
      Elvah, dau, 8, Wisconsin
      Esther, dau, 6, Wisconsin
      Frances, dau, 4, Washington
      Clinton, son, 2, Wisconsin
    Land Purchase 17 May 1911  Portland, Clackamas Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Oregon Journal - Real Estate Transactions - F.P. Ainsworth & wife to Roy F. Mahan et al, lot 30, block 1, Reservoir Park
    Occupation 1913  Portland, Multnomah Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    carpenter & builder 
    • Listed in newspapers as the builder on building permits:

      Oregon Journal, 11 Apr 1913
      Roy F. Mahan to erect 1.5-story dwelling for George E. Weller at 46th SE between Lincoln and Sherman costing $1850
    Military Draft Registration 12 Sep 1918  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Roy Finley Mahan, lives at 3504 68th St. SE, Portland, age 44, born 25 July 1874 in the US, is an express driver, self-employed at home address. Nearest relative: Margaret Linsey Mahan, same address. Signed. Medium height, medium build, blue eyes, partly bald light brown hair.
    Residence Aug 1919  Portland, Multnomah Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    3501 68th S.E 
    • The Oregon Journal of 17 Aug 1919 showed a list of new motor vehicle permits, including:
      Roy F. Mahan, 3501 68th S.E., Oldsmobile truck
    Residence 1912-1920  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    3504 68th St. SE 
    • city directories:
      1912 - carpenter
      1914 - carpenter, with "Marjory"
      1916, 1917 - carpenter, with Margt; Thos F at same address in 1917
      1918 - joiner, with Margt
      1920 - exp h, with Margt; Elvah L at same address, a seamstress for M&FCo (Meier & Frank dept store)

      He is also listed as the builder of a various projects in the newspaper's lists of building permits in this period.
    Census 13 Jan 1920  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 3504 68th Street
      Roy F. Mahan, 45, b. Ohio, father b. Maryland, mother b. Ohio, express delivery working on own acct, owns unmortgaged house
      Margaret, wife, 44, b. Wisc, parents b. Canada (English)
      Elvah, dau, 18, Wisc, dressmaker in dept. store
      Frances, dau, 13, b. Washington
      Clinton, son, 11, Wisconsin
      Florence, dau, 9, Oregon
      Finley, son, 7, Oregon
      Catherine, dau, 2-9/12, Oregon
      Mary LORD, mother-in-law, 80, widowed, immigrated 1868, naturalized 1873 or 1875, self & parents b. Canada (English)
      Harriet LORD, sister-in-law, single, 42, b. Wisconsin
    Census 5 Apr 1930  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 7308 50th Ave
      Roy F Mahan, 55, b. OH, owns house worth $3500, father b. MD, mother b. OH, carpenter in building industry, not a veteran
      Margaret L Mahan, 54, wife, b. WI, parents b. Canada (English)
      Finley T Mahan, 17, son, b. OR, store room helper in department store
      Catherine A Mahan, 13, dau, b.OR
      Serafino Felix, 20, boarder, male, b.OR, parents b. Italy, machine tender in knitting mill
    Residence 1921-1932  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    7308 50th Ave SE 
    • city directories
      1921
      Mahan, Roy F (Margt) carp r 7308 50th Ave SE
      Mahan, Esther E inspr M&FCo r 7308 50th Ave SE
      (M&FCo = Meier & Frank department store)

      1929
      Mahan, Roy F (Margt) carp r 7308 50th Ave SE
      at same address:
      Clifford C Mahan, lab, Jones Lbr Co

      1930
      Mahan, Ray F (Margt) carp r 7308 50th Ave SE
      at same address:
      Mahan, Finley transfer clk M&FCo

      1930: marriage to Blanche Cate
    Census 1940  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1323 Powell Boulevard
      Louis Kasper, 42, finished 7th grade, b. Oregon, lived in same place in 1935, salesman in dept. store
      Frances Kasper, wife, 33, finished 2 yrs high school, b. Washington, stenographer for dept. store
      Roy Mahan, roomer, 66, married, finished 6th grade, b. OH, carpenter in building construction

      Previous house, 1317 Powell, may be Lou's parents:
      John Kasper, 59, finished 8th grade, b. Austria, lived in same house in 1935, tailor of men's clothes
      Ramona, sister, 61, finished 8th grade, b. Austria, lived in same house in 1935
    NAME Robert Finley Mahan 
    Residence May 1958  Vancouver, Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 312 W. 41st St. per death notice in the Oregonian
    Died 15 May 1958  Vancouver, Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Multnomah Park Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Called Roy by the family and in most documents, but called Robert in his marriage to Blanche Cate.

      Frances was born in Walla Walla, Washington in 1906, but then the family returned to Wisconsin to have Clifford there in 1908, then back to Oregon by 1910 for Florence's birth? That's more travel back and forth than I expected.
    Person ID I1250  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2019 

    Father Thomas Finley Mahan,   b. Jan 1844, Fair Hill, Cecil Co, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1918, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Sarah Emily Dilley,   b. Abt 1847, Washington Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891-1892  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married Est 1865-1869 
    Family ID F373  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Margaret Lindsey Lord,   b. Jun 1875, Oshkosh, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1930, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 1900  (probably) Phillips, Price co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elvah Lord Mahan,   b. 19 Feb 1901, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1989, Josephine Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Esther Emily Mahan,   b. 7 Jul 1903, Phillips, Price Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1983, Ellensburg, Kittitas co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Mary Frances "Frances" Mahan,   b. 9 Apr 1906, Walla Walla, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1995, Vancouver, Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Clifford Clinton Mahan,   b. 29 Jan 1908, Phillips, Price Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1953, El Monte, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     5. Florence Caroline Mahan,   b. 30 Apr 1910, Powell Valley, Gresham, Multnomah Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1996, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     6. Thomas Finley "Finley" Mahan,   b. 22 Oct 1912, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1989, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Cathryn Lindsey Mahan,   b. 1 Apr 1917, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1994, Hillsboro, Washington Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F372  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Blanche C. Nuslein,   b. Abt 1890, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 6 Aug 1932  Vancouver, Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F1213  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Pearl T. Gulliford,   b. 20 Oct 1891, Clear Lake Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1985, Vancouver, Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1943  Vancouver, Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F1214  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S129] Letter/oral - Esther Mahan Wanless.

    2. [S176] Census, 1900, USA.

    3. [S209] Draft Registration.

    4. [S155] Marriage record (Reliability: 3).
      Certificate of Marriage, Clark Co, WA
      Groom: Robert F. Mahan, 7308 50 Ave, Portland, Ore., of legal age, white, widowed, one previous marriage, born Ohio, a carpenter, father Finley Mahan born Maryland, mother Emily Dilley born Ohio.
      Bride: Blanche C. Cate, lives Portland, legal age, white, divorced, one previous marriage, born Neb., a housewife, father Geo. Nuslein born Neb., mother Mildred Miller born Neb.
      Married at Vancouver, Wash. at noon on 6th August 1932 by Jean B. Shaw, Justice of the Peace. Witnesses: Mildred Nuslein, Union St, Ore. and Melvyn Cate, 4912 62nd S.E., Portland, Ore.

      The accompanying affidavit says Robert F. Mahan is age 49 and Blanche is 42. Also states that Mildred Nuslein knows both parties and knows them to be over 21 and 18 respectively, not close kin, legally able to marry. Blanche's address is the same as her mother's.
      Note that Robert/Roy is actually 58 at this time.

    5. [S155] Marriage record, Washington Marriage Records (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Marriage Affidavit - Ray F. Mahan, 126 E. 28th, Vancouver, WA, and Pearl T. Will, 115 W. 28th, Vancouver, WA, both of legal age. Mrs. Blanche Allen swears they are of legal age, not kin, able to marry legally, etc. - her address 601 W. 27th, Vancouver.
      License issued 26 Jul 1943; applied for 20 July.

      Marriage Certificate dated 31 July 1943, married at Vancouver by a Baptist minister, Roy F. Mahan of Clark Co, WA and Pearl T. Will of Clark Co, WA. Witnessed by Blanche Allen and R.C. Welt(?)

      Marriage Statistics
      Groom: RAY F. Mahan, lives Vancouver WA, legal age, white, divorced and widowed, two prior marriages, born Ohio, carpenter, father Thomas F. Mahan born Deleware, mother Emely GILLY born Ohio, has lived in Vancouver for at least 6 months, witness Mrs. Blanche Allen of Vancouver can verify his residency.
      Bride: Pearl T. Will of Vancouver, legal age, white, divorced,one prior marriage, born Iowa, a practical nurse, father Frank Gulliford born Illinois, mother Frances Brayten born Wisconsin, has lived in Vancouver for at least 6 months, witness Mrs. Blanche Allen of Vancouver can verify her residency.
      Blanche Allen is Pearl's sister, per her own marriage record.