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Rev Fr James A. Manley

Rev Fr James A. Manley

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Death 20 Apr 1940 (aged 53)
Burial Belmont, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 158815596 · View Source
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Fr. James Manley was born in 1886 in West Virginia, and was ordained at Belmont Abbey in 1916.He died in Walter Reed Hospital in Washington on April 20, 1940. Fr. Manley volunteered his services as a chaplain during the First World War with the permission of Bishop Leo Haid, and saw service at the front in France where he participated in several major engagements, receiving injuries which resulted in his discharge. He was one of the few priests in the country at the time to be elected commander of an American Legion Post and delegate to a national convention. He was a leading factor in the organization of the Golden Gloves tournament for young boys. Bishop Thomas C. Darst, East Carolina Episcopalian Diocese said “Father Manley died for a cause, not communism or nazism or any of the other miserableisms of the world today, but he died for the cause of the Kingdom of God.


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  • Created by: Mary
  • Added: 2 Mar 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 158815596
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Fr James A. Manley (16 Oct 1886–20 Apr 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 158815596, citing Belmont Abbey Cemetery, Belmont, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Mary (contributor 47023442) .