Fred Alfred Mahan

Fred Alfred Mahan

Birth
Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, USA
Death 12 Mar 1960 (aged 73)
Thomas County, Georgia, USA
Burial Monticello, Jefferson County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 77457371 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Businessman, Horticulturist. Fred Mahan was a well-known business man in the state of Florida, having created the Mahan pecan while working in his own nursery in Monticello, Florida, where he is buried.
In the late 1920's, Mahan's Monticello Nursery Company was the second largest pecan and ornamental shrubbery concern in the southeast. Mahan's nursery donated plants to the county unemployment relief commission to be used for beatification of highways, churchyards, and cemeteries in late 1932. The Coastal Roads Company of Miami received a $20,175.82 contract from the state road department in 1935 to beautify and improve the highway from Tallahassee to Monticello and to clean up the many dead stumps along the right-of-way across Lake Miccosukee. Fred Mahan donated more plants for this project. The Tallahassee-to-Monticello highway employed 45 common laborers at 30 cents per hour for an average of $39.00 per month. The stretch of US Highway 90 between Monticello and Tallahassee, Florida, is named "Fred Mahan Drive" for his generosity in beautification of the drive.


Family Members

Parents
Spouse
Siblings

Sponsored by Ancestry

Advertisement

Planning a visit to Monticello, FL?

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Andy
  • Added: 1 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77457371
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fred Alfred Mahan (6 Oct 1886–12 Mar 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77457371, citing Mahan Gravesites, Monticello, Jefferson County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Andy (contributor 47340671) .