|Death: ||Sep. 7, 1905|
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
The Washington Post
Saturday, September 9, 1905
Old Clerk Passes Away
John S. Manning, Thirty-six Years in Office of Sixth Auditor
Native of Ohio, Alumnus of Columbian University Law School and Civil War Veteran
John S. Manning, for the past thirty-six years a clerk in the office of the Auditor for the Post Office Department, died last Thursday night at his home, 1445 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest of lung trouble. Mr. Manning had been in ill health for the past fifteen years, but of late he had been feeling better. His death came very suddenly. He retired Thursday night apparently in good spirits, but the following morning he was found dead in his bed.
Mr. Manning was born in Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio in 1842 and was educated in the public schools of his native State. At an early age he entered Columbian University law school, this city, from which he graduated. Although only twenty years of age at the breaking out of the Civil War, Mr. Manning enlisted in the 116th Ohio Volunteers, serving until the close of the struggle. He, with others, was taken prisoner at Fredericksburg and placed in Libby Prison, but had the good fortune to be exchanged some eighteen months later. He was repeatedly promoted for gallantry and meritorious services finally attaining the rank of Captain shortly before the declaration of peace.
At the close of the war Mr. Manning returned to Ohio where he remained several years. In 1869 he was appointed to a clerkship in the Sixth Auditor's office, a position which he held for thirty-six years. In 1880 he married Miss Powers of Brookline, Massachusetts, an estimable lady, who died some years ago.
Mr. Manning leaves only one child, Miss Helen P. Manning of this city. The funeral services will be held at Wright's undertaking establishment at 3 o'clock this afternoon with interment in Arlington Cemetery. Mr. Manning was a member of Dr. Pierce's Unitarian Church.
The Washington Post September 9, 1905
Manning. Funeral services of Captain John S. Manning, who died suddenly during the night of September 7, will be held at the Chapel of the John R. Wright Company, 1337 Tenth Street at 3 o'clock on the afternoon of September 9. Burial in Arlington National Cemetery at 5 o'clock. No flowers.
(Boston, Massachusetts papers copy.)
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 3, Site 1519.
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