JOHN A. CARNAHAN, a leading cooper of Toronto, was born August 26, 1849, the son of John and Elizabeth (Myers) Carnahan. The father, a native of Pennsylvania, was a cooper by trade, and followed it for many years at Toronto. He and wife had six sons and two daughters, six of whom are living. The wife died in 1880 and he June 18, 1888. John A. was reared and educated at Toronto and early in life learned the trade of his father, becoming one of the most proficient men of the craft. In 1884, in company with H. McMahon, he opened an important establishment at Toronto. McMahon shortly afterward retired, and W. F. Myers became a partner and the firm of Carnahan & Myers now carries on the business successfully. Mr. Carnahan is a respected citizen, is a member of the Methodist Protestnat church, to which his wife also belongs, and of the Odd Fellows. In politics he is a democrat. Mr. Carnahan was married October 10, 1876, to Anna, daughter of Nicholas Pease, of West Virginia, and they have four children, Leon, Robert, Elliott, Elmer.
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