Vernal Seale Mann

15 February 1906–24 July 1988 (Age 82)
Ruggles, Ruggles Township, Ashland, Ohio, United States

The Life of Vernal Seale

When Vernal Seale Mann was born on 15 February 1906, in Ruggles, Ruggles Township, Ashland, Ohio, United States, his father, Paul Dennis Mann, was 28 and his mother, Martha Emma Seale, was 26. He had at least 1 son with Ethel Ptnenandia Meyers. He lived in Mansfield, Richland, Ohio, United States in 1935 and Richland, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 24 July 1988, in Oktibbeha, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Starkville, Oktibbeha, Mississippi, United States.

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Vernal Seale Mann
Ethel Ptnenandia Meyers
Ronald Meyers Mann

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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 1

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

Age 23

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English, German, Dutch (De Mann), and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a fierce or strong man, or for a man contrasted with a boy, from Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch man. In some cases it may have arisen as an occupational name for a servant, from the medieval use of the term to describe a person of inferior social status. The Jewish surname can be ornamental.2 English and German: from a Germanic personal name, found in Old English as Manna. This originated either as a byname or else as a short form of a compound name containing this element, such as Hermann .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Man (cognate with 1).

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

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Story Highlight

Lawrence and Vernal in Jeffersonville, Indiana

(written by Marita (Mann) Poulson for Lawrence's young great-grandchildren) When Lawrence and Vernal were children, there was a big war, called World War I, in Europe. When Lawrence was 9 years old …

Sources (3)

  • Verna S Mann in household of Paul D Mann, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Vernal S Mann, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vernal S Mann in household of Paul D Mann, "United States Census, 1920"

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