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William Lewis Manly
Birth: Apr. 6, 1820
Saint Albans
Franklin County
Vermont, USA
Death: Feb. 5, 1903
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA

William was the son of Ebenezer Manley & Phebe Calkins. The spelling of his surname has been known to be spelled Manly & Manley.

In 1849, William Lewis Manly was accompanying a group of prospectors who wandered into the valley on their way to the Sierra Nevada gold fields. They began to suffer in the Death Valley heat. While others stayed behind, Manly continued on, eventually reached Los Angeles, and, after being gone for 26 days, returned with food and water. When what was left of the group finally left the torrid area, one survivor looked back a final time and exclaimed, according to Manly, "Goodbye, Death Valley." The name has endured to this day. Lake Manly in Death Valley was named after William Lewis Manly, who with John Rogers walked out of Death Valley in 1850 to get help for the Bennett-Arcane party of Lost 49'ers.



 
 
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 Parents:
  Ebenezer Manly (1794 - 1859)
  Phebe Calkins Manly (1796 - 1869)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Jane Woods Manly (1827 - 1902)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Manly Vreeland (1818 - 1902)*
  William Lewis Manly (1820 - 1903)
  Calvin F. Manley (1823 - 1905)*
  Chester Rice Manly (1833 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodbridge Masonic Cemetery
Woodbridge
San Joaquin County
California, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 38.14942, -121.30058
 
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Record added: Mar 19, 2007
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