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Margaret J. Maniece 1878-1964


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/21/2013 at 00:13:09

Teacher is Dead
Margaret Maniece, the former Estherville teacher for whom Margaret Maniece School is named, died this morning in Holy Family Hospital.

Miss Maniece taught at Jackson School here for 41 years and in recognition of her service, love and devotion to her pupils, a new school was named for her in 1951.

Miss Maniece, a native of Ireland, came to the United States in 1883 as a young girl. She had early schooling in Wisconsin and later in Estherville. Normal training was received in the State Normal School at Cedar Falls, now State College of Iowa.

Prior to teaching in Estherville, Miss Maniece taught in the Pitcher and Blom rural schools long since abandoned and removed east of Estherville and in a school where the town of Dolliver now stands. She taught in the present Dolliver school the first year after it was built.

Miss Manice first taught second grade and then third grade at Jackson. She was named principal there in 1915 and continued teaching until 1949, when she retired because of poor health.

She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Surviving her death is one brother, Ed Maniece of Estherville. She was predeceased by her parents, a brother, Frank, and a sister, Mrs. George (Anna) West.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Fuhrman Funeral Home. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, September 4, 1964)

Services for Miss Maniece Are Monday
Funeral services for Margaret Maniece, longtime Estherville teacher for whom Margaret Maniece School was named, will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the First Methodist Church, the Rev. William R. Noland officiating. A family service will be at 10:45 a.m. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at Fuhrman Funeral Home from 7 p.m. today until Monday when the body will be taken to the church where friends may call after 9 a.m. until time of the services. The casket will not be open after the service.

Honorary pallbearers will be Walter A. Schultz, Harry Peterson, Louis H. Stammer, Romaine Sondrol, W.R. Sidles, Deemer Lee, George Booth, Jno. E. Greig, William S. Clark, N.E. Demoney, Edwin Thoreson, Henry Mahlum, Ted Mathison, Joy R. Horswell.

Active bearers are John Rugtiv, Elmer Adams, Merle Landmesser, Fred H. Elwood, Robert Cox and Stanley L. Larsen.

Margaret Maniece was born Dec. 13 [15?], 1878 in Ireland, the daughter of Frank and Ellen Maniece. She came with her parents to this country in 1883 and the family settled first in Grant County, Wis., and eight years later moved to Emmet County where Miss Maniece completed her elementary and high schooling. She attended Normal School at Cedar Falls.

She taught school for almost 60 years, 41 of those years at Estherville Jackson School where she was principal from 1915 to 1949 when she retired.

A memorial fund for First Methodist has been established by her family. She had been a member of the church wince coming to this county.

Miss Maniece is survived by one brother, Ed Maniece of Estherville; two nephews, Kenneth West and Francis Maniece, both of rural Estherville; three nieces, Mrs. Florence LeMaster, Estherville, Mrs. Ruth Temple, Des Moines, and Elizabeth West, La Mesa, Calif.

She was predeceased by her parents, a brother and sister, Mrs. George (Anna) West. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, September 5, 1964)


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