Milton Fletcher Mahin, 1849-1934 [RG1209.AM]


RG1209.AM:  Milton Fletcher Mahin, 1849-1934

Reminiscence, etc.:  1858, 1933

Johnson County, Nebraska; Indiana; Kansas; etc.

Size:  One folder


The collection contains a 74 page reminiscence entitled, “Memoirs, Travel Incidents, Etc., covering a period 1849-1933,” compiled by Milton Fletcher Mahin (Bartlesville, Oklahoma). Fletcher writes in detail about his life in Indiana, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, California, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. The reminiscence includes information about Mahin’s family; his businesses in hardware, plumbing, and fruit growing; observations about the 1872 election between U.S. Grant and Horace Greeley; the 1874 grasshopper infestation; various trips; and many other anecdotes, including that he helped build the first California locomotive, “The Stephens/no. 55.” Also included in the collection is a letter (original and photocopy) dating from 1858 and written by John Wesley Dorsey (Little Nemaha, Johnson County, Nebraska Territory) to Milton and Eliza Mahin (Indiana). Dorsey encourages the Mahin’s to move to Nebraska Territory. John Wesley Dorsey is the father of Eliza Mahin and grandfather of Milton Fletcher Mahin and Mollie Dorsey Sanford.

Note:  For additional information on Milton F. Mahin and Mollie Dorsey Sanford, see the Nebraska History Index.


Subject headings:

Beatrice (Nebraska) — History


Church work


Dorsey Family

Dorsey, John Wesley, -1861

Free, J.N.


Johnson County (Nebraska) — History


Mahin Family

Mahin, Eliza, -1907

Mahin, Harriet, -1921


Methodist Episcopal churches


Sage, N.S.

Stella (Nebraska) — History



Revised TMM       03-30-2009

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