Frank N. Shanley


FRANK N. SHANLEY, a prominent business man of Steubenville, was born in New Cumberland, Hancock county, W. Va., February 9, 1853, being the son of Dr. WIlliam and Phoebe A. (Clark) Shanley. His father, a native of Dublin, Ireland, came to America at nineteen years of age and was married to the above named at her home in Newark, N. J. He was a physician, having attended the Ohio medical college of Cincinnati. The greater part of his professional services were performed in New Cumberland, W. Va., where his death occurred July 18, 1889. His wife had died in that place many years previous. Frank N. was reared in New Cumberland. He studied medicine with his father, and attended one course of lectures in the Starling medical college of Columbus, Ohio. He, however, preferred to engaged in some business pursuit and for this reason abandoned the medical profession. In 1883 he engaged in the hat business in Steubenville, and he has done a successful business of that kind ever since. He was married March 16, 1883, to Rachel A., daughter of THomas and Elizabeth (Hammon) Dougherty, natives of Pennsylvania. Her mother died in Erie, Penn., May 7, 1856. A few years later her father located in Steubenville, where he resided several years. He is now a resident of Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Shanley have three children: Stella, Helen and Bessie T. A son, William F., died in childhood. The parents are members of the Congregational church. He is a member of the K. of P. lodge.

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