Tennessee the Volunteer State 17691923: Volume 3
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[p.519] On the 7th of November, 1882, Mr. Mahannah was united in marriage to Miss Ida L. Davis and they became parents of four sons: Floyd R., Joseph C., Albert A. and Maxwell E., all of whom are connected with the Kelsey Wheel plant. On the 7th of April, 1915, Mr. Mahannah was again married, his second union being with Miss Elizabeth Breen. That opportunity slips away from the sluggard and tauntingly plays before the dreamer but surrenders to the individual of high purpose, undaunted courage and indefatigable determination, is a well known fact and these qualities, possessed in large measure by A. E. Mahannah, have made him one of the central figures on the stage of business activity in the south. The secret of his success lies in his indefatigable industry and the straightforward course that he has ever followed, for he has never deviated from what his judgment would indicate to be right and honorable between his fellowmen and himself.