Coursin L. Mohney

Submitted by Patricia Doverspike Lamb

Coursin L. Mohney, who represents the tenth ward of Allegheny city, Pa., in the common council is a native of Clarion county, Pa,. where he was born in 1860, his parents being Samuel Mohney and Elizabeth Mohney.

Until he was sixteen years of age, Mr. Mohney attended the public schools.

After leaving school, he taught for about three years in Jefferson county, Pa., and then came to Pittsburgh, where he took a commercial course in Duff's college.

Shortly after finishing his education, he began contracting and building, operating throughout the country.

He followed this business until 1901, when he became one of the firm of Langenheim, Cochran and Co,. with offices and work located at Nos. 1221 to 1225 Penn Ave., Allegheny city.

Mr. Mohney is a member of the Allegheny lodge, No. 1057, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Lodge No. 157, Junior Order of United American Merchanics, and Allegheny lodge, No.214, Ancient Order of United Workmen.

Politically, he is a stanch Democrat, and has always taken a keen interest in questions of public policy.

In February, 1903, he was elected to the common council from the tenth ward, and upon the organization of the new council from the tenth ward, and upon the organization of the new council, he was appointed on the committees on surveys and publick works- committees for which his long experience as a contractor and builder gave him a peculiar fitness, as his colleagues have learned.

In 1883 Miss Annie Degroff, an estimable young lady from Verona, Pa., became Mrs. Mohney, and four children were born to this union. Two of these children, Eva and Clyde, are still living, Clare and Paul deceased.

Although not an old man, Mr. Mohney's life has been one of unusual activity, and he has accomplished as much as many men who are his senior by several years.

Some of the largest and finest buildings in Pittsburgh, Allegheny city and surround country have been erected under his personal supervision, and few contractors are know better or sustain a higher reputation.

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