Mary Elizabeth <I>Carpenter</I> Manning

Mary Elizabeth Carpenter Manning

Death 12 Feb 1965 (aged 82)
Burial Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Plot Charles Manning Plot close to the Carpenter Family Mausoleum.
Memorial ID 43999818 · View Source
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Mary Elizabeth Carpenter married the boy next door, Charles Bartlett Manning. They built a home along Ray Brook on Elm Street north of Webster Street. Their home is now the parish house of the Brookside Congregational Church. Mary Manning would follow in her father's footsteps in being one of the city's great philanthropists. Her daughter, Priscilla Manning Sullivan inherited the Carpenter House upon her grandfather's death in late 1938. She offered it for use by the Red Cross at the start of World War II, and that organization moved into the building in 1941. The transfer of ownership from Priscilla Sullivan to the Red Cross became official in 1993 at which time a Historic Preservation Easement clause was added to the deed which names the Manchester Historic Association as the overseer of any renovations or changes to the structure both on the exterior and the interior, and to certain elements of the landscaping (including the large copper beech tree). The easement also covers the original furniture that remains in the house. It was the first such easement placed on a Manchester property and was done to help preserve the historical nature of the building. The Red Cross expanded the Carriage House in 1994 to provide additional office space.

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  • Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
  • Added: 6 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43999818
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Elizabeth Carpenter Manning (11 May 1882–12 Feb 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43999818, citing Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 (contributor 47081711) .