|Death: ||Feb. 11, 1924|
New Hampshire, USA
2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Army; Harvard Instructor.
Francis B. Manning, was an expert in zoology and was especially interested in reptiles. He became an instructor at Harvard. He was a 2nd Lieutenant in U.S. Army before his teaching at Harvard University.
***A terrible tragedy occurred on February 11, 1924.*** The three Manning brothers, Charles (50), Robert (52), and Francis (34), were on a trip to Lake Tartleton in Grafton, New Hampshire. They were avid outdoor enthusiasts, and had taken this trip many times before. This time they decided to walk to their destination on the railroad tracks, after getting off at the station. Suddenly, an unscheduled train traveling over 40 miles an hour came around the bend and struck them. They were killed instantly. Their companion, Ralph Reed, a Manchester auto dealer, was injured, but survived. The train was pulling Henry Ford's private railroad cars, which were being transported to Canada. The engineers never saw the men. They decided to stop the train a few miles later, when they spotted a knapsack hanging from the engine. The death of the "Manning boys" was a terrible shock to all who knew them.***
Brother of Charles Bartlett Manning and Robert L. Manning.
Additional Information on his burial in Arlington:
His marker is in Section 4, Site 3099. He's actually listed in the VA's Gravesite registry, though it shows the old name for Section 4 (Section D-E). Here is what that index showed:
MANNING, FRANCIS B
2ND LT SANITARY CORPS USA
DATE OF DEATH: 02/11/1924
BURIED AT: SECTION D-E SITE 3099
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Charles Henry Manning (1844 - 1919)
Fanny Bartlett Manning (1849 - 1915)
Robert Livermore Manning (1871 - 1924)*
Charles Bartlett Manning (1873 - 1924)*
John Kafer Manning (1882 - 1883)*
Harold Joseph Manning (1884 - 1910)*
Francis Bartlett Manning (1891 - 1924)
Original Burial Site on February 13, 1924 according to Mt. Auburn Cemetery was Harvard Corporation Lot at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Was disinterred and remains moved to Ft. Myer, Virginia. This is very close to Arlington National Cemetery. Date of disinterrment unknown at Mt. Auburn but was moved to Ft. Myer, Virginia for burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 4, Site 3099
Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Record added: Nov 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44014460