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Manners - George

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal January 10, 1885

Dr. George Manners, of New Richmond, died at his residence on Monday morning at 10 o'clock. He had been ill for some time with dropsy, the result of an accident which occurred last September. He was born in Mercer County, Kentucky, January 29, 1816, and first removed to Monroe County, Indiana, then to Putnam and finally to Montgomery County with his parents. He lived on the farm and attended the public school until he was 18 years old and then entered Wabash College. He was also a student in Asbury University, teaching and working at whatever he was able to do, to defray the expense of board and tuition. At the age of 22 he began the study of medicine in the Louisville Medical College and the Ohio Medical College, graduating from the former. He began to practice at the age of 27. Starting in life with nothing but the capital of intelligence and energy, by economy and industry he soon began to accumulate property, and in the course of time, became the owner of 665 acres of land. He married in 1846, Barbara G. White, and both he and his wife were zealous members of the Methodist Church. Dr. Manners has been a faithful friend of DePauw University, giving the University at different times sums that amounted to $60,000 or $70,000. The funeral was held at the family residence on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. J. A. Maxwell assisted by President Martin, of DePauw University, and Revs. J. W. Greene and G. W. Stafford, of this city.
---Transcribed by Diane Killion, 3-18-2002

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