West Plains Daily Quill
April, 1947

Charles N. McMahan

Charles Nicholas McMahan of Pomona, Mo., was born in Missouri, Feb. 28th, 1885, and died at 1:00 p.m. April 12 at his home in Pomona, following a year’s illness from heart trouble.

He is survived by his wife, Fassie Christopher McMahan, a son, Nick of West Plains, a daughter, Lillian Fine of Pomona, a son, Charles Edward, of the family home and a sister Bessie McFarland.

Mr. McMahan had been a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church since early boyhood. He was the son of William Nicholas McMahan, a pioneer resident of Howell County, who came here from Kentucky and homesteaded in the Dry Creek community.

He was married to Julia Hagan of Dora, Mo., at Gainesville March 8th, 1911. She died April 16th, 1915.

He was married in Howell County Nov. 18, 1916, to Fassie Christopher. They made their home in Howell County continuously with the exception of twenty years when he was employed by the Eagle Picher Lead and Zinc Co. at Galena, Kans., as a smelterman. He left their employ due to ill health occasioned by an occupational disease.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Christian Church in Pomona and burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral Home.


Note: There is an error in the information in the obituary. Charles’ father, William Nicholas McMahan moved to Howell County from Cooper County, MO in 1900. It was William Nicholas’ grandfather, and great-grandfather who moved from Kentucky to Cooper County, Missouri in 1810.

April, 1947. Nick, Buddy, Fassie and Lillian at the grave of Charles Nicholas McMahan.

Mt. Zion Cemetery is located west of Olden, Missouri.

Transcribed by Vivian McMahan Brake

August 1, 2006