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JAMES E. MOHNEY, merchant and postmaster at Eight Mile, was born in Green County, Wisconsin, December 25, 1854. At the age of twelve years he with the family emigrated to Cass County, Missouri, and settled in Camp Branch Township, where he was reared. At the age of eighteen years he began the carpenfers' trade which he continued until 1875 when he commenced school teaching, working at his trade during the summer until 1879. In 1882 he purchased the interest of F. Hyde in the general store at Eight Mile and has since conducted this establishment. He has a good stock of goods and is receiving a fair patronage. He is the present postmaster at that point. Mr. Mohney was married September 18, 1878, to Miss Addie Hyde, a daughter of Jacob Hyde, of Grand River Township.
History of Cass and Bates Counties, O.P. Williams & Co. 1883

WILSON B. MOUDY, senior member of the firm of Moudy & Seaton, grocers and grain buyers, was born in Morgan County, Indiana, November 7, 1848. He resided there until 1856, when he removed with the family to Cass County, Missouri, where he was reared and received his education. At the age of sixteen years he became an employe of J. H. Williams, dry goods merchant, in the capacity of clerk. He remained so engaged for five years, after which, under the firm name of Moudy & Wilson, he was interested in the furniture trade for a season of eighteen months. He then embarked in his present business. He has a large stock of goods, and the firm is successful in its operations. In 1872 Mr. Moudy was appointed city treasurer of Harrisonville, and held that position continuously until 1881. In that year he was elected a member of the city council. He belongs to the Masonic fraternity, and has attained the degree of Knight Templar. He is also a member of the I. O. O. F., and has held all the offices within the gift of that lodge. Mr. Moudy was united in marriage, August 27, 1869, to Miss Mary Frazee, a native of Indiana.
History of Cass and Bates Counties, O.P. Williams & Co. 1883

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