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Cedar Valley Times; 15 July 1933
James Riley Manley

After being treated two months at the University hospital in Iowa City for old age ailments, James R. Manley of Urbana, 75 years old, died there early this morning. Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Mr. Manley was born in Linn county, Iowa, April 18, 1858. He was the last of a large family. He had lived in this community all his life. For thirty-seven years he had resided on his farm two miles south of here. His marriage to Catherine Caldwell occured on March 27, 1884. The widow survives.

Three children born to Mr. and Mrs. Manley are: Mrs. D. Hunter of Center Point, Lewis Manley living on the home place, and Mrs. Frances Martin, who preceded the father in death. The family includes seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. One grandson, Forrest Martin, was reared by his grandparents.
Submitted on Oct 21, 2006

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A Center Point newspaper; 24 August 1933
James R. Manley

James R. Manley was born April 18, 1858, in Linn County, Iowa, and died July 15, 1933. He was married to Malinda C. Caldwell March 27, 1884. To this union were born three children, Mrs. Sam Hunter, Lewis Manley and Mrs. Jay Martin, the latter having preceded him in death. Mr. Manley was the last member of his immediate family. He leaves to mourn their loss his wife, two children, seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many relatives and friends.

Submitted on 01-Apr-2009 by
Merton Franklin,

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unknown; 18 Jun 1928
Lloyd Dale Manley and James Ross Manley

With both bodies resting side by side in the same casket, joint funeral services for Lloyd Manley, 13, and Ross Manley, 11, were held from the Christian church here Sunday afternoon. A specially constructed casket was procured and the bodies of the two brothers, who lost their lives while wading in Jim Lake Friday, were laid to rest in one grave. Funeral services were in charge of the Reverend Mr Foster of Center Point. A short prayer service was held at the Hunt undertaking parlor before removal to the church.

Pupils from Cedar Ridge School, where both boys had been enrolled, attended in a body. They also sent a large spray of flowers.

Casket bearers were John Brody, Chet Clime, Frank Koutney, Cliff Boyles, Fred Rice, and Walter Smith.

The mother of the two boys died several years ago. They are survived by their father, Lewis Manley, their step-mother, one brother and one sister. The younger brother would have been eleven years old tomorrow.

{Submitter comment: Lloyd Dale Manley was born 18 Nov 1915. James Ross Manley was born 19 Jun 1917. Their parents were Lewis and Elma [Snell] Manley.}
Submitted on Sep 26, 2006

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Cedar Valley Times; 22 March 1935
Malinda Katherine (nee Caldwell) Manley

URBANA -- Mrs. James R. Manley, 70, ill several years, died Thursday night [21 March] at the home of her son Lewis Manley, two miles south of Urbana. Services will be held Saturday [23 March] in the Christian church here at 2:00 p. m. by the Rev. C. C. Miller. Interment will be in the Urbana cemetery.

Malinda K. Caldwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Caldwell, was born April 5, 1865, in Linn county. All her life had been spent in Linn and Benton counties. She was married March 27, 1884, to James R. Manley. Three children were born to this marriage. One daughter, Mrs. Jay Martin preceded the mother in death. Two children living are Mrs. Sam Hunter of Center Point and Lewis Manley of Urbana. The family includes eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Submitted on Oct 21, 2006

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