FRANK M. MOONEY, proprietor of the Pearl Flouring Mills, of Steubenville, was born in that city February 7, 1853 son of Johnston Mooney, already mentioned. He received his education in the public schools, in Scio college and in a normal academy of Allegheny county, Penn. At eighteen years of age he entered the employ of the banking firm of Sherrard, Mooney & Co., of Steubenville, and remained about four years. He then embarked in the flour and feed trade, and has conducted a business of that kind ever since. He has, also, for the past nine years given his personal attention to milling. In 1880 he became one of the proprietors of a mill on Seventh street, and was connected with it two years. In 1882 he purchased the Pearl Flouring Mills, on Market street, which in 1885 he provided with the new roller process at a cost of $10,000. He now has one of the best milling properties in this part of the country. Mr. Mooney was married May 11, 1875, to Mary J., daughter of James Lindsey, of Steubenville. She died in November, 1879, leaving one child: Blanche S., who is now fourteen years of age. June 20, 1888, he was married to Carrie S., daughter of Edwin T. Richardson, formerly president of the Second National bank of Ravenna, Ohio. Mr. Mooney and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. He is a member of the Royal Arcanum, the Mystic Circle and in politics he is democrat. He is a member of the board of education.
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