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Manning - Elizabeth Smith

Source: The Logansport Daily Journal - Wednesday 10 April 1901 p 2

Muncie, Ind., April 9 - A ride in a railroad coach over a poorly-ballasted roadbed of the Midland railroad is given by Dr. J. S. Coffman as the cause of the death of Mrs. William Manning, in this city. The woman's death in the Van Winkle hotel is peculiarly sad. Her husband is a bridge builder on the railroad, and, like many other employees, has been unable to collect his wages. He started to Muncie from his home in Waveland to collect $100 due him. Although he entreated his ailing wife to remain at home, she insisted on coming to Muncie, and after arrival, was taken to the hotel, where she died. Manning returned home heartbroken with the body of his wife. He failed in his mission to collect the money.

Source: Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana April 12, 1901

Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Manning died at Muncie, Monday morning after being ill a few days with neuralgia of the heart. The body was brought here Tuesday evening and interred in the New Cemetery, Wednesday afternoon, after funeral services at the Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. WT Cuppy. She leaves a husband, William Manning, a son, Joseph and a daughter, Zola. Among those in attendance at the funeral were Joseph Shoop, son and daughter of Rockville, and Jasper Manning and wife and Joseph Manning of Darlington, and George Manning of Linden, brothers of Mr. Manning, and Mrs. Harry Myers of Muncie.- transcribed and added by Karen Bazzani Zach
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