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Submitted by Blaine Standiford

Obituary of Thomas William Manning
4 August 1929

T.W. Manning, Civil War Veteran, Expired Sunday.
Former Assessor and Deputy County Clerk Dead; Funeral on Tuesday.

     Thomas William Manning, prominent Moundsville citizen and former county assessor as well as a Veteran of the Civil War, died Sunday morning at 12:20 o’clock at his home1003 Third St. Death followed a lingering illness. He was 89 years of age on Mar. 27, last.
     Mr. Manning was a life long resident of Marshall County having been born on Fairview Ridge. His father died when Thomas William Manning was 14 or 15 years of age, having been ill with cholera when he arrived in ILL with his family to locate there. The trip was made on steamboats and the family did not have their household goods from the wharf, but returned at once to Marshall County.
     Fired by the feeling which caused the secession of West Virginia from the Dominion of Virginia, Mr. Manning enlisted in Co. “A”, 12th.West Virginia Infantry, serving during the Civil War under Maj. Burley. He was a member of the J. C. Caldwell Post G.A.R. and The First Methodist Episcopal Church. Politically, Mr. Manning was a Republican, and was active in the affairs of his party for many years. This activity was recognized by his fellow citizens, and for two terms he served as county assessor of this county and he also served as deputy county clerk under Thomas Finn. Later he was Justice of the Peace in Moundsville for a number of years.
     His wife Mrs. Anna Francis Hanes Manning, died six years ago. He is survived by two sons, William H., treasurer of Wheeling Steel Corp. and Edward of New York.One sister, Mrs. Martha Gosney, of Sherrard. One son Dr. Charles A. Manning, died here 16 yrs. Ago. Mr. Manning lived for the past 30 yrs.or more at the home in which death came to end to end a long and useful life.
     The body was removed to the Grisell Funeral Home, and was taken to the late home this afternoon, where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 pm. with Rev. C.E. Leatherby in charge. Interment will be in Mount Rose Cemetery, and the ten surviving Veterans of the G.A.R. here will conduct ritualistics exercises at the grave.