John Albert Manley

15 January 1854–10 July 1909 (Age 55)
Greene, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John Albert

When John Albert Manley was born on 15 January 1854, in Greene, Illinois, United States, his father, William Rawlins Manley, was 23 and his mother, Rebecca Jane McBride, was 23. He married Nancy Jane Rickner on 10 February 1883, in Cherokee, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Kansas, United States in 1870 and Pleasant View Township, Cherokee, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 10 July 1909, in Weir, Cherokee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Weir, Cherokee, Kansas, United States.

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John Albert Manley
Nancy Jane Rickner
Marriage: 10 February 1883
Katie Manley
Albert M. Manley
Estella Manley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 February 1883Cherokee, Kansas, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 2
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 16
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 8811;2007: 18539; 2010: 25136)English: habitational name from any of the places in Devon and Cheshire, named in Old English as ‘common wood or clearing’, from (ge)mǣne ‘common, shared’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The surname is still chiefly found in the regions around these villages.English: nickname from Middle Englishmannly ‘manly, virile, brave’ (Old Englishmannlīc, originally ‘man-like’).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (12)

    • John Albert Manley in entry for Katie Quiett, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John A Manley, "United States Census, 1900"
    • John Manley, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"

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