Eugene McMahon

   Eugene Wilfred McMahon was born on April 26, 1910 in Youngstown, Pennsylvania. He married Mary Ann Blinn in 1932 and they had three children, 16 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. During WWII he served in the army as a photographer in China, India, and Burma. After the war he worked as a jack-of-all-trades, a farmer, and in West Virginia at a power plant. Then he moved to Ohio, where he became a surveyor for the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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   In 1962 he moved to Michigan and worked for the FAA in Lansing. He reassembled cars and radios and made his own color TV when they first came out.

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   After he retired in 1974 he started rock hunting. He specialized in silversmithing, sphere making, and carving. He created many of his own tools. Eugene is one of the very few artists to ever have made an intarsia sphere. Eugene passed away on March 7, 1996.

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